Health Promotion Coordinator

Sydney, Australia
16 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
  • Make a difference to the wellbeing of students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds
  • Opportunity to innovate and develop new programs in the health and wellbeing space
  • Drive change through innovative approaches that enable you to think big, but also work directly with students

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

This is an exciting brand new role working within the Student Support and Services (SSS) function, led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellery (Academic), is moving towards a tiered service delivery model that will deliver a central service for enquiry management whilst maintaining a local presence for specialised services. To enable this, a central team will be created comprised of four pillars which will work together, and partner with faculties, to deliver shared services and a great student experience.

The Student Life and Community portfolio will oversee the majority of shared Tier 3 services, focusing particularly on enhancing the student experience through support services and extracurricular activities. The Student Life and Community team is formed by Student Development & Support, International Student Experience, Student Health & Wellbeing, Residential life on campus; Sport, Art, Cultural, Religious Life; and Student Clubs and Societies. They will drive the management of these services and will work with the integration of the digital systems to ensure a consistent level of support and greater access to extracurricular opportunities is provided to all UNSW students.

About the role

  • $91K - $99K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Continuing position
  • Full-time 35 hours per week

The UNSW Health Promotion Unit (HPU) key responsibility will be to deliver ongoing tailored, evidence-based health programs to support the development of students to make informed and healthy choices, support their peers and contribute to the wellbeing of the communities in which they live and operate.

The programs will adopt a health promotion approach supported by liaison with the UNSW Health Service and Student Counselling teams, to ensure that initiatives are evidence-based, relevant to students (particularly international students), equitable, and informed by understandings of cultural diversity.

The Health Promotion Coordinator will contribute to the development of strategic plans for the HPU. Their main responsibility will be program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting of evidenced-informed health promotion projects that address the health and wellbeing needs of students, particularly from at-risk communities.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and experience in Public Health or Health Promotion or related area, and/or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Experience in the development, planning, organisation and delivery of health promotion programs to University students or young people.
  • Demonstrated experience working in health promotion with culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills, including Excel, as well as in a range of innovative digital presentations.
  • Experience in social media applications for health promotion and/or innovative engagement strategies.
  • Relevant project coordination experience, with the ability to manage conflicting deadlines and multiple priorities.
  • High-level interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise with a diverse range of people, organisations and stakeholders.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated facilitation skills.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Kim Symons, Talent Acquisition Consultant 

T: (61 2) 9385 0670

Applications close: 11th November 2018

UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity