Scholarships Project Specialist

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 19 Nov 2023

  • Fantastic opportunity for an experienced project specialist to join the Advancement Team at Swinburne University of Technology
  • Part-time (3 days per week) 12 months fixed-term contract at our Hawthorn campus 
  • Attractive salary + benefits with flexible working options

About the Role 

As the Scholarships Project Specialist, you will lead a process and system enhancement to improve the successful outcomes of philanthropically funded scholarships.

This position will undertake a review of the current state around donor scholarships, system enhancements including donor scholarships applicant experience and governance mechanisms, to uncover the opportunities for improvement, and then develop and implement strategies to capitalise on these opportunities and strengths.   

Working closely with the Director of Advancement and aligned department including the Scholarships Office and Future Students, you will be an important member of a dedicated team to enable the donor scholarships supports the philanthropy team to meeting the needs of sophisticated and established philanthropists and as an intermediary, advocating for improving the student experience by building university-wide networks, to increase donor funded scholarship success.

If you are looking for an opportunity to utilities your already developed experience, knowledge, and project management skills; this is the opportunity for you (please note that we are offering a part-time (3 days per week), 12 months fixed-term contract). 

About You  
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • Demonstrated relevant experience, preferably in a tertiary education environment, with a sound knowledge of appropriate concepts, methodology, and practices.
  • Proven ability and extensive experience in stakeholder management and development and delivery of strategic engagement initiatives.
  • Demonstrated organisational and project management skills, including planning, scheduling, and reporting to deadlines with limited supervision.
  • Willing team player and contributor to Advancement’s objectives, including fundraising.
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical and planning skills.

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

About Swinburne University of Technology 
Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply 
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.  

To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page. 

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Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on [email protected]

Applications Close: Sunday 19th November 2023 at 5pm.

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity 
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversit y website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements, please contact [email protected] .

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

For any support, please contact [email protected] or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan .

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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