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Academic Programs Officer

University of Technology Sydney - Australia,

Education, Childcare & Training
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Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia's and located centrally in one of the world's most liveable cities. At UTS the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose. We proactively support inclusivity and value diversity through our , and the

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV.

TD School is recruiting for an Academic Programs Officer to join the team. The Academic Programs Officer is accountable to the Academic Programs Manager, and is responsible for timetabling administration; coordinating casual employment activities; and supporting the Academic Programs Manager in the provision of high-quality service across the Teaching and Learning portfolio.
Detailed Description

TD School (formerly Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation) is a stand-alone, pan-University entity. It offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and micro-credentials that encompass high-level critical and creative thinking, problem solving, data and digital technologies, invention, complexity, innovation, future scenario building and entrepreneurship. Working in partnership with industry and the public sector is a critical and defining element of TD School programs.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Implementing and maintaining curriculum data such as courses, subjects, availabilities, course structures and study packages and ensuring they are set up correctly on the Curriculum and Student System (CASS) to reflect TD School's requirements and decisions.
  • Administering casual academic employment contracts, including gathering information and liaising with staff, entering data into NEO, ensuring contract compliance with relevant Australian laws and UTS policy, ensuring correct authorisation from all contract parties, liaising with payroll, and induction and on-boarding.
  • Operating as TD School's principal timetabling contact under the direction of the Academic Programs Manager. This includes collection and assessment of timetable data from TD School academic colleagues and assistance with the various aspects of timetable planning.
  • Interpret guidelines and advise Course Directors on complex and unprecedented student administration cases escalated from the Student Administration Units.
  • Manage the assessment of non-threshold postgraduate applications and prepare situational responses to admission enquiries on behalf of the Course Directors. Refer issues where appropriate in accordance with delegated authorities.
With examples, please outline in a separate document how you meet the following four (4) key selection criteria points below:

1. Demonstrated ability to organise and prioritise work and manage multiple or conflicting deadlines.
2. A strong desire for innovation, with a track-record of challenging current thinking, experimenting, building and testing new approaches to problems, identifying resource needs and gaining buy-in from stakeholders.
3. Demonstrated ability to execute complex tasks with a keen attention to detail, especially while under pressure.
4. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills, and in particular the ability to respond effectively to unforeseen situations with a high level of integrity, assertiveness and application of judgement.

Base Salary: $84,091 to $91,049 pa (HEW 6)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis of 12 months, with potential for extension of another 12 months.

University of Technology Sydney