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Program Manager, Qut Young Accelerators, Marketing And Commu...

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane City, QLD

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The Program Manager is responsible for the
strategic oversight of the QUT Young
Accelerators program and to support the
university’s goals as identified in the Blueprint.

As a strategic and future-focused leader, the
successful candidate will collaborate with the
team and key stakeholders to facilitate
innovative programs that support QUT’s
branding and reputation, including workshops,
camps, research internships for high school
students and professional development for

The candidate will have the ability to influence
and negotiate effectively at the strategic level,
and create positive and productive working
relationships with a range of key stakeholders.
These would include principals, heads of
department, teachers and students;
professional organisations; government
agencies and QUT leaders and researchers.

The Program Manger will provide direction to
the Engagement Coordinator, Events Officer
and Marketing Officer.

The position reports to the Senior Manager,
Student Recruitment for supervision, workload
management and for Performance Planning
and Review (PPR).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and deliver a program of
innovative and strategically aligned
activities to meet the priorities of the 2020-
2022 Young Accelerators Strategic Plan.
  • Identify and build relationships with key
internal and external partners to deliver
activities leading to quality outcomes.
  • Manage the development of meaningful
performance measures, evaluation of
activities, data sources and analytics to
inform and guide service enhancements.
  • Lead and manage the development of an
integrated marketing and communication
plan, proactively review the outcomes of the
engagement activities and apply continuous
  • Manage budget responsibilities, risk
management and contingency planning for
the program and provide monthly progress
  • Propose a new program and strategic plan
for 2023-2025 reflecting the relevant
Blueprint priorities, the Australian National
Curriculum, Queensland Curriculum and
Assessment Authority senior syllabus and
science and technology, innovation,
creativity, and entrepreneurship education
in schools.

  • Compliance with health and safety policies,
procedures, hazard reporting and safe work

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 until 31 December 2022.


Gardens Point campus with frequent travel to
Kelvin Grove campus to be undertaken as

Selection Criteria

1. Education, training and/or experience
equivalent to the completion of
postgraduate qualifications in a relevant
discipline area with extensive experience.

2. Proven leadership and management skills
that drive teamwork, high performance and
excellence in service provision.

3. Demonstrated experience in the
development of strategically aligned
engagement programs that support
achievement of organisational goals.

4. Strong communication and collaboration
skills including the ability to effectively
negotiate and influence a range of

5. Demonstrated experience in the design
and implementation of digital and
engagement communications for different
target groups, including budget
management, planning, evaluation and
continual improvement.

Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is Higher
Education Worker Level 9 (HEW9) which has
an annual remuneration range of $133,814 to
$140, 187 pa. Which is inclusive of an annual
salary range of $114,040 to $119,470 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 Life 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

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

For further information about the position,
please contact Katie Sevil, Senior Manager,
Student Recruitment on 07 3138 1375; or for
further information about working at QUT
contact Human Resources on 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

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please
visit www.qut.edu.au/careers for reference
number 21345.

When applying for this position we encourage
you to upload your response to the selection

Applications close 5 April 2021

Brisbane City, QLD

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