- From $104,726 - $113,545 (HEW 7) p.a. plus 17% employer superannuation contributions and annual leave loading
- Job posted on: 24th Nov 2023
- Applications close:
The Transition and Student Success Program Lead will support the development, implementation, and coordination of Widening Participation Unit (WPU) programs and activities that support the transition, participation, retention and success of people from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in higher education, specifically persons from low socio-economic backgrounds, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and those from regional and remote areas at Macquarie University.
Reporting to the Manager, Widening Participation, 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, able to work independently and have a proactive approach to working practices actively seeking new opportunities for development and improvements to workload and have a student-centred approach. You have previous experience in a pastoral role and have excellent communication skills and thrive working in a collaborative team environment. You enjoy working with diverse student cohorts and are committed to educational equity with a desire to make a difference in the lives of young people.
This position requires a paid employee Working with Children Check (WWCC). The successful candidate should ideally have mental health first aid certification or be willing to attend Mental Health First Aid training
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 Transition and Student Success Program Lead enquiry via EthicalJobs.