International Student Advisor
- Fixed term until June 2026 | Full-Time
- Higher Education Officer Level 7 | $90,063 - $99,696 p.a
- Location: Bedford Park
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About Flinders International
The Portfolio of the Vice-President & Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) has refreshed its structure to deliver future needs including strategic leadership to further enhance performance, strengthen capacity, whilst setting an ambitious strategy for 2023 and beyond! The Flinders International team lead the University’s international strategy in collaboration with the Senior Executive Team, Colleges, and Portfolios to ensure that internationalisation is integrated into the core university activities of teaching, research, and engagement. Comprised of three teams: International Recruitment, International Partnerships, and International Student Services. We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people. If you are a hardworking, dedicated professional, with a passion for students and global education - we want to hear from you!! If you can see yourself contributing to the ambitious agenda of Flinders International in a friendly, collegial, fun, and vibrant workplace - come join us!
About the Role
Reporting to the Manager, International Student Services the International Student Advisor plays a key role in providing support services to new and existing international students and their families at Flinders University.
From commencement and onwards throughout their studies, you will provide advice and support to international students, including:
- Contribute to the design, delivery and evaluation of training and education resources and programs
- Advising students about services and accommodation within the University
- Participation in projects undertaken by the International Student Services Team
- Understanding various legislative requirements from the University regarding international students
You will also be responsible for liaising with multiple stakeholders, internal and external to the University, including using a case-management approach to fulfill University obligations to students sponsored by the Australian Awards Scholarship (AAS) program. This will involve data reporting, assessments of scholarship cases and offering advice to academic and professional staff within Flinders University among other responsibilities.
To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated experience in a case management, counselling, or advisory capacity; being able to exercise sound judgment dealing with sensitive or complex matters and negotiate outcomes on behalf of clients. You will be able to interpret and implement University and Government policies and regulations to achieve resolutions. You are an excellent communicator with people from all backgrounds and cultures, in writing, in person and in a team. You are highly organised and analytical when it comes to researching information for reports and documents and can present complex information in an easily interpreted way.
In addition, you should also demonstrate:
- A tertiary qualification and subsequent relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.
- High-level administrative and organisational skills including the ability to work effectively in meeting tight deadlines.
- Computer literacy and ability to use Microsoft suite of applications.
- Experience working with international students, including understanding of international student visa conditions and compliance.
Please note, this is a FULL-TIME position, so the successful candidate must be able to work full time during business hours, Monday to Friday.
Life at Flinders
We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.
Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?
- 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
- Flexible working arrangements
- Wide range of professional development activities and services
- We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
- Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).
Prescribed Conditions for Employment
- A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
- Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
- It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA). This check is also required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
How to Apply and Information
You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
For more information regarding this position, please contact Jose Paulino
Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:
06 June 2023
At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.