UQ Young Achievers Program Coordinator

Brisbane, Australia
04 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Office of Domestic Student Recruitment

The Office of Domestic Student Recruitment (DSR) has an important mandate for attracting academically-capable students from throughout Queensland and Australia. The Office is responsible for domestic student recruitment, engagement with secondary schools, and a range of Outreach programs aimed at increasing the tertiary study and career aspirations of students from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Career progression and staff development are key elements of the work environment, in which achievement is recognised and rewarded.

Information about the Office of Domestic Student Recruitment may be accessed on the website at http://www.uq.edu.au/opsse.

The Role

The UQ Young Achievers Program is an exciting initiative which aims to support the tertiary study and career aspirations of senior secondary school students who might not otherwise have access to university as a post-school option. Broadly, the focus of the program is on nurturing and developing the educational ambitions of participants through mentoring, financial assistance and opportunities for personal growth and leadership development. This role will coordinate the program and our students through supporting the development and delivery of our events and engagement activities whilst leading the administration of the program.

The Person

To be successful, you will possess a degree level qualification in a relevant area with a minimum of four years relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. You will have strong communication skills with the ability to relate to high school students and professionally communicate with a wide range of stakeholders. You will have demonstrated your ability to develop key projects in a large complex organisation, with good judgement and initiative.   

Eligibility for Queensland Government Blue Card and a current open driver's license are also essential.

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 is a full-time, fixed term (12 months) appointment at HEW Level 7. Remuneration package will be in the range of $81,883.65 - $89,559.15 plus employer superannuation contributions of 9.5% (total package will be in the range of $89,662.59 - $98,067.27p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 501744_UQ Young Achievers Program Coordinator.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Mr Steve Forster, Director - Domestic Student Recruitment on +61 7 3346 7704 or s.forster@uq.edu.au

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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