STEM Outreach Communications Officer

Mitcham, Australia
08 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Classification: Higher Education Officer Level 6
  • Salary Range: $75,223 - $80,340
  • Employment Type: Fixed-term, Full-time (12 months)
  • Position Reports to: Manager, Prospective Student Team
  • Please Direct Application Enquiries to: Mr Peter Torjul
  • Closing Date: 9:00 am, Monday 15 January 2018

As part of our strategic plan Making a Difference - The 2025 Agenda, Flinders University has set itself a bold vision to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

We live in an era of disruptive change and remarkable technological innovation. In order to flourish within this challenging environment, we have transformed our academic structure into six Colleges with a focus on student success and outstanding research. 

Our talented academic teams are supported by customer-centric Professional Services staff, who share our commitment to excellence.

Excited by change and driven by innovation, we invite ambitious and energetic individuals who personify our values of integrity, courage, innovation, excellence and above all, being student centred, to join our dynamic Professional Services teams to assist us in achieving our core mission of changing lives and changing the world.

Position Summary:

Under general to broad direction, the STEM Outreach Communication Officer plays a key role in outreach, opportunity awareness and recruitment activities in schools and the community for courses from the College of Science and Engineering. The Science Communication Officers will focus on either the disciplines of Engineering and Information Technology, Biology and the Environment or Chemistry and Physics.

The position supports a range of programs such as the Flinders Science Club, Tonsley and Bedford Park campus based events, general recruitment activities such as Expo’s and Open days, and science focussed campus visits, school visits and school workshops. It works closely with the Access Project Officers and Prospective Student Advisors.

The Office of Student Recruitment is responsible for developing and implementing opportunity awareness, recruitment, conversion and reengagement activities for foundation studies, undergraduate and postgraduate applicants to ensure that the Universities student recruitment targets are met. Some out-of-hours work (evenings and weekends) will be required. Intra and Interstate travel may be required as the position may be required to work across the University’s sites.

Information For Applicants:

To express your interest in a position, you are required to submit an application statement and your resume. The application statement should be no longer than 3 pages and must address the Key Position Capabilities stated in the relevant position description. You are also required to provide two work referees, preferably being your two most recent line managers.