Access Project Officer

Adelaide, Australia
11 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
01 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, full-time available until 31 December 2021

Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 6

Salary Range:
$79,938 - $85,231 pa

Reporting to:
Manager, Education Pathways

Student Recruitment

Under general to broad direction, the Access Project Officer will assist in the implementation of Flinders University programs and initiatives aimed at raising the aspirations of school students and adult learners to participate in higher education.

The Access Project Officer will build and foster relationships with community and education providers in the delivery of tailored and responsive interventions, to support and engage students through their educational journeys.

The Project Officer will work with individuals to promote University pathways and access opportunities and in particular will work with those from low socio-economic backgrounds, Aboriginal students, students with disabilities, students from non-English speaking backgrounds and women interested in studying in non- traditional areas.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Access Project Officer is accountable for:

  • Increasing the participation of students from underrepresented and disadvantaged education communities in higher education by collaborating with targeted schools in metropolitan and regional areas.
  • Proactively developing innovative and effective approaches to increase adult learner participation, outreach and transition in collaboration with University, VET, community stakeholders and partners.
  • Actively promoting Flinders University courses, pathways and access to both school students and adult learners across the state.
  • Engaging with internal and external stakeholders to promote and coordinate Education Pathways initiatives.
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of new program activities and initiatives.
  • Reviewing, evaluating and reporting on programs and initiatives and providing recommendations to continuously improve program outcomes.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with schools (staff, students and parents), adult learners and with University staff and students.
  • High level organisational skills with demonstrated ability to plan and prioritise work and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Experience working with young people and/or working with young people experiencing disadvantage, including Aboriginal young people.
  • Tertiary qualification with relevant experience or equivalent combination of relevant experience and /or education/training in education, community/human services sector.
  • High level computer skills and familiarity with associated software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), including experience in the use of emerging technologies in the delivery of services.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Flinders University courses and admission pathways.

For application enquiries please contact: Ms Genevieve Haskett

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.

Information for Applicants: You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

01 Feb 2021