International Program Officer

Sydney, Australia
06 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part 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 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. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) is a University-wide initiative designed to provide undergraduate students with experiential learning opportunities with a range of local, regional and international partners.  By completing a PACE unit students contribute to partner organisational goals and develop skills and capabilities valued by employers while gaining academic credit towards their degree.

The Role:

Within PACE, International activities are delivered across a wide range of countries and sectors the advertised role represents an exciting opportunity for a candidate to expand their professional skills and experience and to broaden their networks. We are seeking an outstanding administrator to coordinate and fulfil program deliverables across a range of international partners, activities and stakeholders. The Program Officer will liaise with University academic staff and international partner organisations to design internship activities that meet the learning outcomes of the unit of study and support the partner organisation to achieve their goals. Enhancing the employability of graduates whilst enabling the contribution to partner goals is just one aspect that makes this a rewarding role!

Reporting to the PACE International Program Coordinator, the PI Program Officer’s responsibilities will include: supporting the design and detailed development of student activities; monitoring the progress of and evaluating activities; contributing to the development and implementation of risk management plans for student activities; participating in student recruitment; and contributing to pre-departure and re-entry sessions for students undertaking PI activities.

Some weekend and evening work, and international and domestic travel may be required in this role.

Selection Criteria:

To be considered for this position, please apply online with your CV and a 2-page letter addressing the selection criteria below. Please note that responses that exceed the 2-page limit will not be considered.

  1. Substantial professional experience in volunteer program management and/or international study or student mobility program management.
  2. Demonstrated experience implementing best practice community development principles.
  3. Professional experience in working with remote stakeholders together with demonstrated cross-cultural competency.
  4. Administrative experience within the University governance and regulatory framework, or another highly complex organisational structure.
  5. Demonstrated capacity for, and experience in, fostering long term relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  6. Ability to critically analyse processes and demonstrated contribution to the recommendation and implementation of process improvements. 

Salary Package: $80,231 to $88,561 p.a. (pro rata at 0.8 FTE) (Level 6), plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Part time (0.8 FTE) 1-year fixed term. Days may be flexible.

Enquiries: Alyssa Hayes, PACE International Program Coordinator on (until 9th Feb 2018) and Eryn Coffey, PACE International, Programs Manager on (from Feb 10th to 25th Feb 2018).

Applications Close:  Sunday 25th February 2018 at 11:55pm

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