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Leadership & Volunteering Officer

Swinburne University of Technology - Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Do you enjoy coming up with creative ideas to build a sense of community? Are you passionate about helping tertiary students grow and develop their skills and experience? Do you have experience recruiting or engaging a large number of volunteers?

A rare opportunity exists for a proactive and community-minded individual to join the Student Life team at Swinburne as a Volunteer Coordinator.
Our volunteering program is well established, with systems and procedures already in place to ensure a range of opportunities are available for students to develop their employability skills. We’re looking for an ambitious individual who can help us take the program to the next level. In particular, you will:
  • Develop creative strategies to recruit and engage a large number of students in volunteering
  • Mentor students in the collaborative design and delivery of initiatives for their peers
  • Build strategic relationships with internal and external stakeholders to enhance program outcomes
  • Perform all administrative aspects of the Volunteering program
In return for your experience and enthusiasm, you will be part of a highly collaborative team who are focused on meeting the needs of our growing and diverse student community. We will constantly challenge you to achieve things you thought you couldn’t and support you along the way.

This role is anticipated to be working from home 2-3 days a week initially and is otherwise based across our Melbourne campuses (Hawthorn, Croydon, and Wantirna).

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have experience in:
  • volunteer management/coordination, including recruitment
  • mentoring people from diverse backgrounds
  • managing projects from idea to evaluation
  • relationship management skills
  • seeing the big picture and translating it to your work and targets
A full list of formal key selection criteria is available within the position description

How to apply
To view the position description or to start an application click on ‘apply' at the bottom of this page and submit the following:
  • Resume (max 4 pages)
  • Cover letter highlighting your experience in the following (max 2 pages):
o Developing strategies to recruit volunteers
o Managing projects from ideas to evaluation
o Mentorship

A full response to all Key Selection Criteria on the Position Description is not required. Please upload a duplication of your Cover Letter to the Key Selection Criteria box.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

About Swinburne Student Life
Swinburne Student Life runs services and activities to support and engage students at Swinburne during their studies. To find out more about us, check out ‘Razor the Razorback’ on Facebook or Instagram, and the Swinburne Student Life portal.

Further Information
For further information about the position, please contact Sara Luckman, Team leader - Leadership & Volunteering 9214 5445 or studentlife@swin.edu.au.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Manager, Maree Norden, on inclusion@swin.edu.au. For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au.

Applications close at: 5.00p.m., Tuesday 27th April 2021

Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training


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