Outreach Project Officer (ASPIRE)

Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
15 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full 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.

Student Life and Learning is one of the functional areas in the portfolio of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education).The Team has responsibility for a range of pre-university programs which include student enquiries, transition and orientation and development and support services. Student Life and Learning is committed to ensuring that a positive and valuable student experience is delivered consistently in support of the University’s endeavours.

About the role

  • A$87K - A$94K per year (plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading)
  • Fixed Term until end of 2017
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to be part of the outreach work of the University, in particular ASPIRE, a hands-on project dedicated to raising the educational aspirations of school students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds.

Applicants must be able to work successfully with a range of people including school students from primary school age, be skilled at developing major educational projects and have a strong interest in social justice. This position will work with both metropolitan Sydney and regional NSW schools, students and communities.

You will work closely with relevant communities and with school students from primary school through to senior high school. Regular travel within Sydney and across NSW is a necessary part of the role so a full driver’s licence is essential. You will be expected to play a proactive role in the development, delivery and evaluation of appropriate activities aimed at raising awareness and aspirations of students to enter and succeed in higher education and supporting academic attainment.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will ideally have experience with education, educational psychology or community development.

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.

Applicants will be subject to a Working with Children Check.


Melissa Smith, Recruitment Manager
Email: melissa.smith@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: 2nd December 2016