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Engagement Officer (Schools & Students)

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Work type: Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Student Services

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing great things. But what makes us different isn’t what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. 

Employment Type: Full time 35 hours / week

Duration: 1 year Fixed term contract 2 roles available

Remuneration: $99K - $107K (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)

Location: Kensington NSW


Why your role matters 

The Engagement Officer is primarily responsible for managing School stakeholder relationships and ensuring the delivery of a high impact educational outreach program as part of our Access Strategy for disadvantaged schools - this will include work in Western Sydney and regional NSW.

Who you are

  • A relevant degree and experience, or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any combination of qualifications, training and experience. A degree in the area of Secondary Teaching would be highly desirable
  • Superior knowledge of teaching and learning pedagogy to facilitate pre-tertiary learning experiences
  • Excellent stakeholder management and written and verbal communication skills to ensure positive student and school engagement in the program
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with a wide variety of people including University staff and students, and external partners
  • Demonstrated high level ability to plan, schedule and manage projects within set timeframes and allocated resources
  • Demonstrated high level organisational administrative skills including the ability to prioritise own tasks and operational needs, and work autonomously as required
  • Demonstrated high level project reporting, action research and program evaluation skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Australian school and University systems and contextual issues for schools and students from low SES backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and adaptively, show initiative, solve problems and contribute to the development of evidence- informed strategies for the work area
  • A full and unencumbered driver's licence and the ability and willingness to work outside of normal working hours and work at locations across Sydney and NSW
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training


To Apply: Please submit your CV, Cover Letter and answers to the Selection Criteria (skills and experience on the position description).

Please note applications sent to the contact below can not be accepted.


Kim Symons

Talent Acquisition Consultant

Applications close:  Before 11:55pm Sunday 3rd July

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.



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