15 Apr 2019

Full-Time Student Communications & Events Officer – Sippy Downs

University of the Sunshine Coast – Sunshine Coast

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Job Description

Salary Level: Classification Level 5 (Salary range A$67,839 to A$76,450 gross per annum plus up to 9.5% employer superannuation contributions)
Appointment: Full-time, fixed-term (1 year duration)

USC Vision

USC will be a university of international standing and an unsurpassed community asset, focusing on the region from Moreton Bay to Fraser Coast.

University Strategic Goals

The University will be:

A primary engine of capacity building for our region;
A comprehensive multi-campus university growing towards 35,000 students; and
Positioned globally as a top-500 university and a top-100 university under 50 years of age.
Overview of Student Services and Engagement

Student Services & Engagement (SSE) is part of the portfolio of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students) who is responsible for setting the vision and strategic direction for the student experience, student success and retention. SSE strives to provide a positive, transformational experience for all USC students and has a broad brief to deliver key initiatives and services under the USC Student Success and Retention Blueprint.

SSE Services include USC-wide face-to-face, email and telephony to provide support and advice to students about administrative and academic matters; domestic admissions; credit application processing; course and program enrolment; examination and graduation services. SSE is also responsible for student finance services, administration of scholarships and the student information system. SSE Engagement activities include student communications; first year and academic program advice; orientation and student success programs for learning engagement; support for learning; and student health, wellbeing and disability support. Reflecting USC’s values, SSE manages USC’s comprehensive program of widening participation activities with communities and schools in its broader region. SSE strives to provide a best in sector approach for all USC students, and in doing so to develop opportunities for staff engagement and career development.

Overview of the Role

Under the general direction of the Team Leader, Student Communications and Events, the Student Communications and Events Officer will make a significant contribution to the quality of the student experience through their committed and innovative approach to the coordination and delivery of high-quality student communications and events.

The Student Communications and Events Officer will develop and implement creative, effective and compliant student communication strategies and student engagement events that support the University’s strategic imperatives to improve student success, strengthen first year experiences, promote access, equity and diversity, and enable support for learning. Key responsibilities include producing quality content across a range of topics and using multiple mediums, including website, newsletter, email and print; leading the planning, coordination and evaluation of assigned student engagement events including Orientation; champion up-to-date communication practices and user experience principles; instigate new initiatives and enhance the existing suite of communication options.

The successful candidate will hold a relevant degree with experience in projects, communications and/or event administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to use initiative, develop effective solutions and meet deadlines. This role also requires excellent attention to detail and the ability to work autonomously. A high level of digital literacy and a track record of success in developing communication strategies, as well as exemplary written and verbal communication skills will be critical to your success in this role.

The position holder may be required to work non-standard hours during the academic year depending on the demands of the work area. Opportunities for recreational leave may be restricted during peak periods.

Contact for Further Information

Ms Katie Nicoll
Team Leader
Student Communications and Events
Tel: +61 7 5459 4630
Email: knicoll@usc.edu.au

Closing Date

Midnight, Monday 6th May, 2019

To Apply

All applicants MUST provide both a statement of claims and resume/curriculum vitae.

Information regarding how to prepare your application and write an effective statement of claims is available on our website information for applicants

As part of your role, you may be required to travel to any one of USC’s locations.

To apply please click the Apply button at top of screen.

USC values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion.
USC strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Job Categories: Education and Training. Job Types: Full-Time. Occupation: Clerical & Administration.

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