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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist – Athena SWAN

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Work type: Fixed term / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Human Resources

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

Workplace Diversity supports UNSW’s goal to be an international exemplar in equity, diversity and inclusion by supporting the organisation to achieve the 2025 Strategy gender equity targets and ensuring an inclusive and welcoming environment for all staff.

About the role

  • $102K-$115K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term, 12 months with possibility of extension
  • Full-time

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist will support the implementation of UNSW’s Athena SWAN Action Plan which aims to address the underrepresentation of women in the science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) disciplines. The role involves working with the Head of Workplace Diversity, the Athena SWAN Academic Project Leader, the self-assessment team and the Division of Inclusion and Diversity.

The role of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist – Athena SWAN reports to the Head of Workplace Diversity and has no direct reports.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • High-level organisational skills and demonstrated ability to prioritise own workload to ensure timely delivery of projects;
  • Sound knowledge regarding gender equity issues with previous experience in developing and running initiatives around creating awareness and opportunities for specific underrepresented cohorts.
  • Tertiary degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline with subsequent relevant experience, or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of relevant education, training;
  • and/or experience Proven high level knowledge and experience in project management and delivery of required outcomes in accordance with specified time-lines.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

The position description and selection criteria are below:

Position Description - EDI Specialist


Simone Donovan, Talent Acquisition Lead


Applications close: 24th June 2018

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UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

Position Description

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