Senior Schools Outreach Officer

Sydney, Australia
10 May 2019
End of advertisement period
23 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to step into a leadership role
  • Located at Camperdown/Darlington Campus
  • Full-time, fixed term until Dec 2019, base salary $92K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Senior Schools Outreach Officer undertakes project and stakeholder management, to ensure the successful delivery of the WPO Schools outreach education program to disadvantaged schools in NSW. This includes liaison with key stakeholders both external and internal-School Principals, Head Teachers and key faculty and University partners. The role ensures the successful delivery of strategic initiatives under the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) and coordinates the reporting on funded initiatives.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Schools Outreach Officer who:

  • has an education background and/or experience with secondary schools
  • has experience delivering educational programs and monitoring and evaluation
  • has experience in the implementation of multiple project plans
  • has excellent stakeholder management skills

About us

Widening Participation and Outreach sits within the External Relations Portfolio and holds responsibility and oversight for HEPPP programs and leads the pre-tertiary Wingara Mura Strategy for DVC-ISS.

This includes leading projects across all areas of the student life-cycle,to support an inclusive student experience; enhance staff capacity and skills relevant to social inclusion, Indigenous education and community engagement,supports and promotes research on social inclusion/exclusion in higher education.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.


This position is designated as child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 669/0419F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday 23 May 2019

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


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  • This role will require you to act as a relationships manager for the WPO educational program.  How do you build effective relationships with partner schools and amongst key internal stakeholders such as faculty partners to ensure successful program outcomes?
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