Student Affairs and Engagement Coordinator - Diversity and Inclusion - Tenders Global

Student Affairs and Engagement Coordinator – Diversity and Inclusion

University of Sydney

  • Full time, continuing position

  • Exciting opportunity to work as part of the Student Affairs and Engagement team which support students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) to achieve academic, personal, and professional success.

  • Base Salary $91,644 – $98,796 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Diversity and Inclusion Program Coordinator is responsible for the design and delivery of targeted student life, student support and employability initiatives and programs informed by the student voice and tailored to address the identified needs of student diversity and equity cohorts. This exciting opportunity is a newly created role within the Student Affairs and Engagement Team in alignment with Faculty and University Strategic Objectives.

As part of the role, the Coordinator will work and in partnership with staff and students to build a stronger sense of belonging, increase student success and retention, and provide greater avenues for meaningful student participation within the university community.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • efficient and effective delivery of evidence-based targeted co-curricular and extracurricular programs in the areas of transition, mentoring, student life and employability initiatives throughout the student lifecycle with a focus on equity groups to prepare students for success

  • providing project management, research, operational and administrative support to a suite of orientation, transition, communications, student life, leadership support, mentoring and careers programs targeted to the needs of equity groups

  • making decisions in relation to work activities within their key accountabilities including the successful delivery of engagement activities and programs that enhance the student experience, improves student retention, wellbeing, progression, and graduate outcomes in consultation with the Manager, Student Affairs and Engagement.

  • collate comprehensive semesterly reporting to demonstrate quantitative and qualitative program impact and results.

About you

  • experience in a relevant field and designing and delivering at scale programs and projects

  • demonstrated high level interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise with senior members of staff, students and organisations, building successful relationships in a client services environment

  • well-developed negotiation, conflict resolution, relationship building and influencing skills

  • strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement

  • demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, with a capacity to prepare high level correspondence, reports and staff communications in an accurate, effective, and sensitive manner

  • demonstrated ability to develop, review and implement policies, procedures and systems, including interpreting complex regulations (from external and internal sources) affecting undergraduate and postgraduate student candidature to manage a wide range of enquiries from students and staff

  • demonstrated experience in managing and delivering high profile projects, including large scale programs and activities

  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work

  • excellent organisational and planning skills, with demonstrated experience in managing processes and systems and be adaptive and responsive in a fast-paced organisation meeting agreed outcomes.

We strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. 

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.  

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Paulina Rojas (Mon-Wed) and Nicole Feain (Thurs-Fri), Recruitment Operations at [email protected]

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Sunday 22 January 2023 11:59 PM

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