May 4, 2018

Future Students Officer

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  •  Work with faculties and schools to enhance student attraction opportunities
  • Engage with a broad range of future students, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations
  • Full-time continuing role based in Brisbane

The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld), s 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) and s 8(4) of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic) s126 Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW),

The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The Future Students Unit operates within the Marketing and External Relations Portfolio with a focus on long-term relationship building and engagement with future students and influencers.

The Marketing and External Relations (MER) directorate, encompasses Marketing and Communications, Future Students and Advancement, and Digital Strategy.  MER plays a key role in profiling and positioning ACU as a first choice among its diverse community and stakeholder groups, including potential students, Catholic and corporate partners, donors, alumni and staff. As Future Students Officer you will:

  • represent ACU at off campus events such as expos and school visits
  • engage with internal stakeholders, including the Indigenous Higher Education Units
  • prepare and deliver student outreach programs, activities and events
  • report on future student recruitment activities, events and tactics.

You will need to demonstrate:

  • identification as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Australian Catholic University considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin is a genuine occupational qualification for this role
  • completion of a relevant degree or associate diploma or relevant experience
  • the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • knowledge, experience and understanding of communicating to a diverse range of stakeholders including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

Evidence of ability to work with children, and contribute to and protect their safety and wellbeing.  The successful applicant will be required to hold a valid working with children clearance for the state or territory in which the position is located.

This role may include evening and weekend hours.

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.

How to Apply

Obtain the Position Description Download File Future Students Officer HEW 5 PD.pdf. Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the “Apply” link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Total remuneration valued to $74,160 – $80,362 pa, including salary component $67,726 – $73,390 pa (Higher Education Worker Level 5), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

To discuss this role further contact Macaela Ridge, Brisbane on (07) 3623 7709

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

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Applications Close: Sunday 13 May 2018

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

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