Incubator Support Officer

Sydney, Australia
24 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC), Corporate Engagement & Advancement enables and provides leadership in marketing, recruitment of domestic students, corporate engagement, institutional advancement, incubation and entrepreneurship through partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

Within the DVC, Corporate Engagement and Advancement Office, the Incubator team develops and runs incubation and entrepreneurship programs for students, researchers and staff from across the University. The Incubator provides a globally recognised, impactful entrepreneur program to support research teams to commercialise and attain impact for society. 

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and capable Incubator Support Officer to join our dream team inventing the future of incubation. Reporting to the Incubator Manager, you will play a key role in the development of the events calendar, workshops, mentor booking, and day to day operation of our co-working space. You will drive our social media updates, live stream content, and assist with the development and implementation of entrepreneur training programs. The role also involves assisting with administrative tasks, and may require work outside of normal business hours to accommodate attendance at work-related functions/events.

Selection Criteria

We would love to receive your application so, please submit a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) which addresses the selection criteria below, and upload this and your CV online:


  • Degree (or equivalent), in business, technology or related discipline and/or experience in business administration with a customer focus
  • Strong computer skills including a working understanding of social media platforms
  • Demonstrated understanding of start-ups, entrepreneur or creative environments
  • Proven ability to coordinate projects and events
  • Demonstrated capacity to administer resources, spaces and functions in a fast paced and complex environment
  • Enthusiasm for innovation


  • Experience with productivity suites such as Eventbrite, Marketo etc

*Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Working with Children check and Criminal History check.

Salary Package: From $69,654 to $79,193 per annum (HEW Level 5) plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full time, 2-year fixed term position

Specific Role Enquiries: John Shi-Nash, Director, Incubation and Entrepreneurship on   

General Recruitment Enquiries: Lizzy Nguyen, HR Administration,

Applications Close: Sunday 10 December 2017 at 11:55pm (AEST)

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.