HYPE SPIN Lab Program Coordinator

Brisbane, Australia
12 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

DVC External Engagement, Enterprise Division

The Enterprise Division, led by the Executive Director (Enterprise), is responsible for leading UQ’s business development activities with UQ’s potential partnerships. In particular, the division leads and oversees the implementation of the University’s strategy to develop specific partnerships with universities, government, research and industry bodies, both in Australia and around the world. Stewardship of the University’s stakeholders is a key enabler for the University’s future success, and this area will be pivotal in ensuring that early stage partnerships are developed to a level of maturity and quality required to then be handed over to other parts of the University for continuity and implementation. The division will work very closely with the Research Portfolio to ensure partnerships are nurtured and expectations managed. This office will also be responsible for developing and delivering an Entrepreneurship and Innovation Strategy for the University, consistent with the UQ Student Strategy. Identifying work integrated learning projects, internships and other possible student engagement opportunities will also be an important part of this office. The division includes Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship & Innovation. 

The Enterprise Division is part of the External Engagement portfolio, which includes the UQ Art Museum, UQ Press, Indigenous Engagement, Future Students, Marketing & Communications and Advancement. The organisational units of the International Portfolio have recently been integrated into the External Engagement portfolio. International Student Recruitment, Marketing and Admissions, the Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education now reside within the Future Students unit while Global Engagement sits within the Enterprise area.

The role

The University of Queensland is partnering with the global Hype Foundation to create Australia's premier sports technology startup accelerator program.  This role is the pivotal engagement point that coordinates the key program participants including faculties / research within The University of Queensland, national sports startups, the Hype foundation, the start-up ecosystem and expert mentors. 

The person

Applicants should possess degree level qualifications in a relevant area and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.  To be successful in this role you will possess excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders and through social media. You will possess strong knowledge and interest in sport, startups and entrepreneurship, preferably with the ability to network with connections in the local startup community. Demonstrated experience in running incubator / acceleration programs and event management is essential with ability to manage budgets.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at: atsi_recruitment@uq.edu.au  

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 9 months at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $74,207 - $79,964 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $86,822 - $93,558 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 501251_HYPE SPIN Lab Program Coordinator.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Mr Bernie Woodcroft on m: 0402 893 117 or bernie.woodcroft@ilab.com.au.

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