Aquatic and Community Programs Officer

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Banyule, Australia
04 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Continuing, Full-time position
  • Based at La Trobe University’s Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $64,924 - $72,923 per annum + up to 17% superannuation

About La Trobe:

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

La Trobe Sport facilitates programs, partnerships, research and course developments to enable La Trobe to be the leading university in Australia for sport-related teaching and research, to support student participation in sport and sport related clubs and to actively engage the local community and schools through the use of its sporting facilities and sport services.

About the role:

The primary purpose of this position is to work with the Aquatic & Community Programs Coordinator – La Trobe Sport in managing the operations and delivery of engaging aquatic and community programs including School Sport, Children’s Birthday Parties, School Holiday Programs, Social Sport, and Swim School that drive facility utilisation and enhance the customer experience.

Responsibilities will include:

In this role, the successful applicant will work with the Aquatic & Community Program Coordinator to implement policies, systems and procedures for the operations and delivery of aquatic and community programs.

Other responsibilities include supervising the day to day operation of sporting infrastructure and delivering a variety of service support mechanisms (e.g. training/promotional materials, system modifications) to maximise service quality, efficiency and continuity.

The ideal candidate will generate original ideas and innovative solutions through the provision of specialist know how and advice in relation to program delivery and management of relevant program staff.

Skills and Experience:

The successful applicant will have relevant undergraduate qualifications in related fields; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training and an understanding of the work practices and procedures relevant to this role, such as program design and competition delivery.

Other requirements are a demonstrated ability in coordinating social sporting competitions, aquatic programs and a range of children’s activities, along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and strong relationship building capabilities are highly desirable.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement. 


Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits

How to Apply:

Closing Date:  Sunday 28th October at 11.55 pm.

Position Enquiries: Andrew Tomlinson; Senior Manager – Sport Infrastructure & Operations, TEL: 03 9479 3960, Email:

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have any questions regarding how to apply for this role, please contact Maddie Newman on +61 3 9479 6418 or

To apply and to view position description please visit and search job number 557209 under current vacancies.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

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