Program Officer

Adelaide, Metropolitan Adelaide, Australia
$62,880 - $74,826 per annum
09 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the job

The Program Officer is responsible for the coordination of specific programs offered by the Centre, including coordinating enrolments, Growth Experts, timetabling, program orientation, evaluation, materials, logistics, and budget. It is an integral role in the implementation of the Centre’s programs and project management of initiatives and supports business development and partner relationship management.

Skills and Experience

The successful applicant will have Tertiary qualifications in Business or an appropriate discipline, or the equivalent demonstrated knowledge and skills with solid project management experience.

A high level of communication skills, both written and verbal, and exceptional interpersonal skills and stakeholder management experience will ensure success in this role. The successful applicant will have high attention to detail, be driven, have a can-do attitude, and thrive working in a complex and fast paced environment.

While strong administrative and computing ability and outstanding organisational and time management skills are essential, knowledge of general University policy and an understanding of program management will be highly regarded. Experience using WordPress software is desirable.

The Program Officer will enjoy being part of a growing team that is passionate about helping small to medium companies unlock their growth potential.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

The Centre for Business Growth is part of the UniSA Business School and reports directly to the Pro Vice Chancellor (Business and Law). The Centre is dynamic and industry focused, delivering world-class business growth programs to CEOs/MDs and executives of small to medium companies. The Centre’s mission is to identify, research, teach and disseminate the critical knowledge, skills and values that enable small and medium companies to grow.

The Centre brings together Growth Experts who have started, grown and exited companies from industry, government and academia and delivers programs to CEOs, Managing Directors, and Executive teams. The Centre’s programs teach executives the knowledge and skills they need to lead, manage and accelerate the growth of their company.

For more information about the Centre for Business Growth and recent videos about our programs and companies we have worked with, please click here.

Benefits on offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Georgie Hart, Human Resources Officer on (08) 8302 0638 or via email at

Applications close: 9.00am Tuesday 21 March 2017

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Important Information:

In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% of salary on your behalf. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. This can be clarified during the recruitment process. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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