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Project Officer - Student Outreach

Curtin University of Technology - Perth, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
$71,154 + 17 % Super
Fixed-term full-time role until December 2021
Join a collaborative and supportive team environment.
Job reference: 707016

Faculty of Business & Law

The Faculty of Business and Law comprises of Curtin Law School and Curtin Business School; which ranks in the top ten business schools across Australia. Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school through accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and offers a wide range of internationally recognised courses. We are also proud to be an advanced signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

About Student Engagement in the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)

The Student Engagement team works to provide our diverse student populations with an experience beyond the classroom that is vibrant, engaging and value adding. We work with students to provide additional services and experiences from the day the students start until the day they hold their degree in hand. We help students explore new horizons, develop new skills and make lifelong memories along the way.

Your new role

The Faculty of Business and Law are looking for an experienced Project Officer to join their successful Student Engagement team, working with the Director, Student Engagement and Dean Learning and Teaching in this fixed-term HEPPP funded contract role. As the Project Officer, you will provide, high level administrative and operational support to a project team and assist with the development, coordination, and implementation of project deliverables. Specific projects include but are not limited to Faculty Outreach to Regional High Schools, incarcerated student support and engagement and the Regional, Rural and Remote (RRR) Strategy. The role will specifically support students from equity and disadvantaged groups, RRR, and Indigenous cohorts, engage with and progress through undergraduate business studies.

In this role you will

Provide project and administrative support, including planning, tracking reporting, quality management and communications.
Coordinate the content, publishing and distribution of the reports and other documentation, as requested and required.
Resolve operational problems and assist in the development and implementation of initiatives, processes and systems for effective and efficient administration of the project.
Assist in identifying impacts and risks associated with the project and report on and support the Project Lead with the management of these.
Build relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders and service providers, including High Schools, Prisons Services, and industry groups.
Undertake preliminary research and data analysis and collate information required for project activities.

We are looking for someone with:
Completion of a relevant degree; or an equivalent combination of relevant work experience and/or education/training.
Exceptional organisational skills with the ability to organise time and work activities according to priorities and to meet deadlines.
Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills with the ability to consult and liaise effectively with a diverse range of people and with cross cultural sensitivity.
Demonstrated effective written communication skills with the ability to construct clear and concise correspondence and documentation.
Proven ability to work well in a team, including respecting difference, leading, supporting others, accepting direction, and working to group goals.
Strong research and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work in a fast-moving work environment.
Previous experience working on HEPPP funded projects (desirable)
What we offer you

Collegial and collaborative team environment.
The opportunity to coordinate a variety of unique and interesting projects.
A vibrant campus with gym, childcare, wellness programs, medical and counselling services.
We are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019)
Curtin continues to be a leader in reconciliation in the Higher Education sector, being one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevate RAP - the highest level within Reconciliation Australia’s Workplace RAP Framework.
The University has recently been named as one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA)
For details of Curtin’s employee benefits please visit https://about.curtin.edu.au/jobs/

What we need from you

Curtin University does not require you to address the selection criteria, however your cover letter and CV should include sufficient information to allow us to assess your claims against the selection criteria.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Working with Children Check

Applications close: 9pm Thursday 8th April 2021

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Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance.

Contact details

To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact:
Andrea Robson - Talent Acquisition Consultant
Phone: 08 9266 3290
Email: andrea.robson@curtin.edu.au


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.