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School Engagement Officer, Marketing And Communication, Chancellery Division

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Full Job Description
The School Engagement Officer plays an
important role in positioning QUT as a
university of choice for prospective students
through dynamic presentations and high-quality
outreach to high schools and the general
community. The School Engagement Officer
represents QUT at school visits, campus tours,
regional markets and recruitment events,
providing course, admission and scholarship
information to a broad range of prospective
students and their influencers.

Another key activity for the position is the
administration and promotion of the START
QUT program, our university-wide accelerated
learning program for Year 11 and 12 students.
This position is also responsible for writing
news articles and email communications for
guidance officers.

The position reports to the Team Leader
Student Recruitment for supervision, workload
management and for Performance Planning
and Review (PPR). Day-to-day responsibilities
will be led by the School Engagement
Coordinator.

Key responsibilities include:
conducting professional presentations to
audiences including high school students,
parents, career practitioners and mature-
age students

providing a high level of customer service
to prospective students and their
influencers when responding to face-to-
face or online enquiries, or participating in
recruitment activities and events

maintaining accurate knowledge of QUT
course offerings, admission pathways,
services and enrichment opportunities to
provide relevant and personalised advice to
future students

supporting the School Engagement
Coordinator with administration and
promotion for the START QUT program
including web page updates, Student and
Academic Management System (SAMS)
reporting, assist in organising information
and orientation sessions, and
communications to participants and their
schools

writing news articles for electronic direct
mail (EDM) including coordination of QUT
News for guidance officers

providing supervisory support and advice to
student ambassadors

contributing to the strategic and operational
planning for the unit

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 an
ongoing, full-time basis.

Location

Kelvin Grove campus

Selection Criteria

1. Education, training and/or relevant
experience equivalent to the completion of
a degree, or completion of an associate
diploma in conjunction with relevant work
related experience.

2. Demonstrated communication skills, in
particular the ability to deliver presentations
to engage a wide variety of audiences and
to provide one-on-one advice to clients.

3. Demonstrated interpersonal skills including
the ability to collaborate and communicate
effectively with colleagues, including within
teams, internal and external clients,
suppliers and other staff within the
University.

4. Demonstrated time management skills
including the ability to prioritise tasks, work
under pressure to meet deadlines, and
provide a professional service within a
busy customer oriented environment.

5. Demonstrated high-level written
communication skills including the ability to
write engaging content for a range of
audiences to achieve organisational goals.

Essential requirements:
Current ‘C’ class (car) driver’s license, the
physical ability to carry boxes of approximately
10kg weight, the availability to attend out of
hours activities, and an ability to spend periods
away from Brisbane

Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is Higher
Education Worker Level 5 (HEW5) which has
an annual remuneration range of $79,654 to
$89,842 pa. This is inclusive of an annual
salary range of $67,883 to $76,566 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

This position is open to applicants who have
ongoing full-time work rights in Australia. In
support of our strategic priority of Indigenous
Australian success, Aboriginal Australians and
Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged
to apply.

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 Sarah Griinke,
Domestic Student Recruitment Team Leader
on (07) 3138 3058 or Vanessa Gunn,
School Engagement Coordinator on
(07) 3138 3124; 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/careers for reference
number 21435.

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

Applications close 26 April 2021

Brisbane City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training




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