- $93,017 - $102,676 p.a. plus 17% employer superannuation contributions and annual leave loading
- Job posted on: 24th Nov 2023
- Applications close:
We are seeking a proficient project officer with demonstrated experience in coordinating educational projects and programs, who has a genuine passion for student equity, to join our dynamic and collaborative team.
As the Widening Participation Program Coordinator, you be responsible for developing and implementing programs and initiatives which target increased access, participation and success in Higher Education for potential domestic undergraduate students from Low SES backgrounds, regional and remote areas and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Reporting to the Pre-Access and Participation Program Lead and Transition and Student Success Program Lead, you will:
In return, you as a Macquarie University staff member will enjoy competitive pay plus a range of salary packaging options and other benefits including:
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (DVC-A) is the Chief Academic Officer of the University and is a member of the University Executive.
The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) within the DVC-A portfolio develops and drives the University’s strategy for building and enhancing entry and progression pathways and, with the Pro-Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching, leads the ongoing improvement of academic offerings at Macquarie.
The Widening Participation Unit (WPU) within that portfolio works to meet the University’s commitment to the national widening participation agenda with the aim to improve access and increase participation in Higher Education by students from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented (low socio-economic status, regional and remote, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander). The WPU is funded by the Federal Government's Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP).
You have a solutions-focused attitude, excellent communication skills and thrive working in a collaborative team environment. You are proactive, enjoy working with diverse student cohorts, are experienced in coordinating people and projects, and are driven to achieve excellence in the workplace. You are committed to educational equity with a desire to make a difference in the lives of young people. Experience in school and/or tertiary educational settings is highly desirable.
This position requires a paid employee Working with Children Check (WWCC) and a full driver's license.
Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.
We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.
At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.
If being part of an inclusive, vibrant, team-orientated organisation is something you are passionate about, we encourage you to apply.
General enquiries can be sent to Melissa Wong, Widening Participation Unit Administrator: [email protected] using the subject line Widening Participation Program Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.
If you need any support or reasonable adjustments through this recruitment process, please let us know so we can provide the support you need.