Community and Current Student Engagement Officer

Sydney, Australia
03 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

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

The School of Materials Science and Engineering is one of the top ranked Materials programs in the Asia- Pacific region and strongly positioned in every facet of materials science and engineering. The School of Materials Science and Engineering comprises approximately 25 academic staff, approximately 35 research staff and approximately 20 professional and technical staff. Its recurrent income is about $7M per annum, with a further $10M each year in research income. The School has about 350 undergraduate students, 100 postgraduate coursework students and about 170 postgraduate research students.

About the role

  • $85K-$91K (pro rata) plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 12 months
  • Part-time (21 hours per week)

The Community and Current Student Engagement Officer is responsible for coordinating the mentoring program, in collaboration with the Community and Engagement Officers in the Faculty of Science and implementing initiatives to create a unique student experience at Materials Science and Engineering that develops empowered, socially-engaged, global citizens.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • A degree in a relevant field, and relevant experience in a similar institutional setting or work environment or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in promotional, event management and engagement work.
  • Demonstrated experience in relationship management of diverse stakeholder groups with a strong track record in the delivery of successful outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write content for mass communication.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with a proven ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines and to work under pressure, with minimum supervision and on multiple tasks.
  • A performance-oriented approach and a willingness to receive ongoing feedback on performance.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Experience in the use of desktop publishing like inDesign and Photoshop would be preferred, but not essential.
  • 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.


Lucy Zhang – School Manager


Applications close: January 4th, 2019

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