Student Development Adviser

Bundoora, Banyule, Australia
$78,628 - $86,814 per annum
28 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About La Trobe

La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is among the top 50 universities in the world under the age of 50 (Times Higher Education Rankings 2016), one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change to benefit the communities we serve.

About the role

This role contributes to La Trobe's Success and Retention Strategy by providing proactive and high quality advice to students, that is developmental in nature and supports students in meeting their personal educational goals. The Adviser will ensure that the provision of student advice and associated activities supports students at all stages of the student lifecycle, facilitating independence and self-direction, improving student engagement and aiding successful student outcomes. Located within the College Student Transition, Achievement and Retention Team, this role will identify environmental conditions that may positively or negatively influence student academic achievement and propose and implement improvement strategies.

Skills and Experience

  • An undergraduate degree in any area relevant to the role (eg. Counselling, career development, psychology, education, social work) with at least 4 years subsequent experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to empathise and understand student issues to help guide, support and coach them towards success.
  • Possess the skills and knowledge to create plans and improve strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and manage multiple stakeholder relationships.

Please refer to the Position Description for other skills and experience required for this role.


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How to apply

Closing date: Sunday, 11 December 2016 by 11.00pm AEDT.

Position Enquiries: Tania Blanksby, Transition Coordinator, +61 (03) 9479 2261 or .

Please address the Key Selection Criteria in the Position Description and attach these with your application.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Deborah Dare, Recruitment Consultant on +61 03 9479 1241 or

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.