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Esport & Technology Coordinator, Student Services And Wellbe...

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

The Esport & Technology Coordinator is
responsible for coordinating QUT’s esport
program and other innovative sporting
programs that encompass new technologies.

The position is responsible for ensuring
continued utilisation of the Gardens Point
Esport Arena and identifying opportunities for
increasing internal and external engagement.

The role is expected to have an intrinsic
understanding of Australian sport and a
proven ability to develop programs that
engage tertiary and secondary students and
complements learning and teaching.

The role supervises a small team of staff and
while collaborating with internal stakeholders
to support student placement, research and
outreach programs related to esports and
technology in sport.

This position reports to the Sport Coordinator,
Student Engagement and Sport for
supervision, workload management and for
Performance Planning and Review (PPR).


Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the operations of the esport
program and arena, in order to
expand the High School Esports
Program through a partnership
approach with students, faculty, and
high schools.
  • Recruit, train, coordinate and support
casual staff and student volunteers in
the professional operation of
competitions, programs and initiatives,
whist developing the employability
skills of those involved.
  • Using an evidence-based approach,
design and pilot development
programs and initiatives that
complement the wider sport program
strategy, including continued
development of inclusive esports
programs targeting equity cohorts.
  • Liaise and develop ongoing
partnerships with worldwide Esports
and technology groups, organisations,
and universities.
  • Ensuring compliance with online
safety practices and principles to
maintain a safe environment for
students, mitigating against
risksCompliance with health and
safety policies, procedures, hazard
reporting and safe work practices.
  • Collaborate with the Community &
Elite Sport Coordinator on the design
and delivery of the Esports Academy
for students, ensuring transparent
selection processes and professional
representation within National and
International Esports events and
initiatives.
  • Collaborate with communication
specialists and key stakeholders to
develop digital content and promote
programs and initiatives to QUT
students for increased engagement.
  • Coordinate appropriate records and
information management practices,
ensuring compliance with relevant
legislation and policies.
  • Coordinate the development of
meaningful performance measures,
evaluation of activities, data sources
and analytics to inform and guide
planned conversion activities.
  • Compliance with health and safety
policies, procedures, hazard reporting
and safe work practices

To ensure job flexibility the successful
appointee may be required to:

  • perform any other duties as nominated by
the University consistent with the relevant
classification descriptors detailed in the
Enterprise Agreement. Staff undertaking
any new duties will receive training;
  • participate in job rotation or multiskilling in
consultation with their supervisor;
  • work across campuses

Type of appointment

This appointment will be offered on a fixed-
term, full-time basis for one year

Location

Gardens Point campus.


Selection Criteria

1. Education, training and/or relevant
experience equivalent to completion of a
degree with at least four years subsequent
relevant experience in coordinating online
education and/or cyber-safety programs
with an esports or gaming mandate.

2. Demonstrated knowledge of the Esports
industry including the risks, opportunities
and areas for growth in the Australian


esports market.
3. Demonstrated high level interpersonal and

communication skills, including the ability
to work in teams, develop and manage
relationships, present to groups, and
consult with stakeholders.

4. Demonstrated ability to manage priorities,
work independently and to identify and act
on opportunities for improvement.

5. Well-developed problem-solving skills with
demonstrated ability to apply sound
reasoning, logical judgement and analytical
skills in resolving work issues and
evaluating program performance.

6. Strong digital literacy skills with
demonstrated experience in using IT
systems to record and report on data,
and/or to deliver online services to
customers


Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is Higher
Education Worker Level 7 (HEW7) which has
an annual remuneration range of $101,955 to
$111,526 pa. Which is inclusive of an annual
salary range of $$86,889 to $95,045 pa and
17% superannuation.

In July 2020 QUT staff voted in favour of a
variation to its Enterprise Agreements. The
variations were approved by the Fair Work
Commission in August 2020.

The variation impacts leave loading (for new
staff no loading will be paid or accrued during
the period the variation is in effect), salary
increases (the salary increase which was due
to occur in the first full pay period of December
2020 has been deferred until the first full pay
period of December 2021) and superannuation
(superannuation will be paid to staff as though
the salary increase which would have been
paid in December 2020 has taken effect and,
subject to the rules of the superannuation fund,
a defined benefit member will continue to make
contributions in alignment with the contributions
made by the University). A link to the variation
is here.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a
career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible
benefits. With competitive remuneration
including superannuation, the University offers
real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation
that is proud of its excellent employment
conditions which include but are not limited to:

  • Reduced working year scheme
  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and
financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional development
  • Salary Packaging

Further benefits can be found at the Working at
QUT page.

Information for applicants

The position is open to current staff members
of QUT who have unrestricted work rights in
Australia for the duration of the fixed-term
appointment. Former QUT staff members who
were employed at 23 April 2020 are also
eligible to apply for this position. Please
indicate your eligibility within the application
questions. In support of our strategic priority of
Indigenous Australian success, Aboriginal
Australians and Torres Strait Islander people
who are not QUT staff are also eligible and
encouraged to apply. Please note that current
staff wishing to be considered for secondment
to this position must seek prior approval from
their supervisor before submitting an
application.

This position has been identified by QUT as
being engaged in child related
employment. Appointment to this position is
therefore subject to the provisions of the
Working with Children (Risk Management and
Screening) Act 2000. The appointee will be
required to undergo a ‘Working with Children
Check’ which will assess their suitability to
work with children (defined as anyone under
18 years of age) based on his or her criminal
history.

For further information about the position,
please contact Emily Rose, Sport Coordinator
on (07) 3138 2001; or for further information
about working at QUT contact Human
Resources on (07) 3138 5000


Candidates who are interested in the position
are encouraged to apply even though they
may feel they are not strong on individual
selection criteria.

In assessing merit, the panel will take into
consideration “performance or achievement
relative to opportunity”. We recognise that
many staff today have a range of personal
circumstances, and career histories that
challenge traditional ideas of a staff
member. This may mean, for example,
prioritising the quality of achievement rather
than the quantity, as considerations of part-
time employment, career interruptions and
significant periods of leave are taken into
account when assessing performance or
achievement.

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please
visit www.qut.edu.au/jobs for reference number
21086.

When applying for this position we encourage
you to upload your statement of claims of no
more than two pages including examples
outlining your suitability for the role referring to
key points under "Skills and Capabilities
Required", which directly relate to "Your Key
Responsibilities".

Applications close 3 February 2021

Brisbane City, QLD

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