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Student Affairs and Engagement Coordinator
University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia
Date Posted 05/26/2022
Admin-Student Affairs and Services
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Student Affairs and Engagement Coordinator

Location : Sydney, Australia

Salary : $104K p.a., including leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

Posted : 26 May 2022

End of advertisement period : 12 Jun 2022

Ref : 0093034

Job Type : Professional Services, Student Services, Other Professional Services

Contract Type : Permanent

Hours : Full Time

  • Exciting opportunity for an experienced administrator/project manager to join a highly creative and fun team to develop and coordinate programs that are dedicated to making an impact on the student life experience and academic, personal, and professional success of students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Located in the University of Sydney Camperdown/Darlington Campus
  • Full time, continuing position, offering a remuneration package commencing at $104K p.a., including leave loading and a generous employer's contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a Student Affairs and Engagement Coordinator to join our high performing team who have been awarded four Vice Chancellor's Awards for Excellence and recognised in the Higher Education sector for the quality of programs they deliver. This is an exciting opportunity to make a real impact on the academic, personal and professional trajectory of our students. We are looking for candidates who can bring their extensive experience in project management and program coordination to support our suite of flagship programs including:

  • First Year Transition Program
  • Leadership and Mentor Program
  • Student Partnership Program
  • Student Affairs Program
  • Student Co-Curricular Program
  • Therapaws: Student-led dog therapy program
  • Placement Program

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide operational support to the Manager, Student Affairs and Engagement across the suite of programs and enrichment activities
  • deliver project management and research and analytics reporting
  • coordinate communications, promotions and marketing collateral
  • provide accurate and timely advice to students including assisting in academic and progression advice.
  • participate in the review and development of continuous improvement processes

About you

  • excellent organisational and planning skills, with demonstrated experience in managing large projects,
  • demonstrated high level interpersonal skills including the ability to build successful relationship with various stakeholders
  • demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, with a capacity to prepare high level correspondence, reports and communications in an accurate, effective and sensitive manner
  • demonstrated ability to develop, review and implement policies, procedures and systems, including interpreting complex regulations affecting undergraduate and postgraduate students' candidature
  • strong problem-solving skills and exercise sound judgement and ability to prioritise workload
  • well developed negotiation, conflict resolution and influencing skills

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

How to apply

Please include the following documents in your application: a cover letter (as per instructions below), CV, and any additional supporting documentation). This can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

Cover Letter:

Please address the following criteria in the cover letter:

  • Describe a project/event you have managed and delivered at scale that required strong organisational skills, high attention to detail and explain how you were able to meet multiple competing deadlines delivering the event/project on time and budget.
  • Detail a marketing campaign you developed that included creating collateral, what were the aims and outcomes that you achieved?
  • Describe examples of how you have utilised your strong written and verbal communication skills (include an example of a report of no more than 2 pages)
  • Explain a time you had to resolve a difficult situation. How did you use your negotiation skills to influence a positive outcome?

For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Paulina Rojas/Nicole Feain from Recruitment Operations, Human Resources via recruitment.ablc@sydney.edu.au

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