Children's University Regional Engagement Officer (Eyre Peninsula)

Job no: 507114
Work type: Fixed term - Part-time
Campus: Regional South Australia
Categories: Student Services and Learning support, HEO6

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(HE06) $81,254 to $87,770 per annum (pro rata) plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Fixed term, part-time (0.8 FTE) opportunity available for 12 months.

The Regional Engagement Officer will work as part of the regional engagement team to develop and manage their identified area.  

Children's University Adelaide coordinates student outreach through extra curricular learning activities and volunteering opportunities in primary and secondary schools in South Australia. 

This role will focus on the development of new Children's University (CU) centres, supporting schools with the initial set up of the CU model, including recruiting new schools to the program and providing validation training to school staff and other organisations. This role will also be responsible for the expansion of key stakeholder relations, particularly Public Learning Destinations in the Eyre Peninsula. The Regional Engagement Officer will be expected to build strong relationships with local and regional partners who may play a key role in local CU development, support and sustainability.

To be successful you will need: 

  • Ability to work to short time lines, to be flexible and to be able to prioritise competing demands.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage, develop and maintain key stakeholder relations.
  • Proven commitment to collaborative and consultative styles of working and demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as directed, and as a member of a team.
  • Experience in working with regional communities and establishing strong regional networks. (Desirable)

This position requires a valid Working with Children Check. 

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities. 

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Your division's broader role

The Division of Academic and Student Engagement drives the University's strategic activities in relation to learning and teaching. This includes ensuring all Adelaide students have a quality experience, and investing in our academic staff's professional development.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 25 January 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Luca Prisciandaro
Learning & Support Coordinator, Children's University Adelaide 
P: +61 (8) 8313 0193

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Opportunity employer, Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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