Student Representation Support Officer job at FLINDERS UNIVERSITY

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: Make a Difference: Agenda 2025, is to be internationally recognized as a global research leader, an innovator in contemporary education and the source of the most enterprising graduates of Australia.

To achieve this ambition, we recently made a significant organizational change to a six college structure with professional staff and service alignment.

We recognize that the key to our success lies in great people and we are looking for an exceptional person to join the team at our transformed university.

Type of employment:
Fixed term (Fixed term)

Summary of position

Term determined until June 2022 | Part-time at 0.5 FTE

Level of remuneration:
Higher education officer level 5

Wage scale:
$ 72,885 – $ 80,438 pa (full time)

Reporting to:
Student representation development officer,
Student experience, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (students)

Under general direction, the Student Representation Support Officer contributes to the development and implementation of student representation strategies that produce results consistent with the Flinders University Student Association (FUSA) constitution and goals. keys to the University.

Responsibilities include promoting the voice of students, improving student engagement, and creating opportunities for students to participate in advocacy and leadership activities.

Main responsibilities of the position

The student representation support officer is responsible for:

  • Work with the Student Council, staff and others to advance the goals of the Flinders University Students Association (FUSA) as identified in the Constitution and by the Student Council for the student community.
  • Contribute to the provision and development of training workshops and ongoing support for student representatives across the University and for academic associations;
  • Provide support to members of the Student Council, in particular by advising them on their initiatives and activities;
  • Build and maintain positive communication and engagement between Student Council members, FUSA staff and staff from other units and colleges in Flinders.
  • Assist the holders of the student council office in the establishment and effective functioning of collectives and action groups;
  • Coordinate and / or assist in the administration of the FUSA Development Grants program;
  • Support the coordination of FUSA elections;
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of business processes and objectives, including reviews and the development of procedures, processes, training modules and support tools for student representatives.
  • All other responsibilities related to the level of the position as assigned by the supervisor and / or the University.

Key position capabilities

  • Relevant higher degree without subsequent relevant professional experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and / or education and / or training.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development and delivery of engaging training workshops, both in person and on web platforms.
  • An ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders including student council, student representatives and staff to achieve results in a complex organizational environment.
  • An understanding and commitment to promote and support student representation and student perspectives and an ability to engage and work with students.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and oral communication skills with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships and the ability to relate to people of different cultural backgrounds.
  • Well-developed written communication skills including the ability to produce a range of written correspondence and reports.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills including taking responsibility for own work, meeting deadlines and working on a number of projects.
  • Attention to detail with a demonstrated ability to apply problem solving skills and demonstrate initiative.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the main issues and trends impacting higher education and student representation.

Prescribed conditions of employment:

If you are required to work in any capacity, incidental or otherwise, in a health care facility or other facility identified under a government directive issued under the Emergency Management Act of 2004 ( SA) or the Public Health and Environmental Act 2011 (NT), you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of your vaccination as a condition of your employment.

Flinders University closing period:

Please note that Flinders University will be closed from Monday, December 20, 2021 to Friday, January 7, 2022. All inquiries regarding vacancies during this period will be answered as soon as possible once staff are back on site. .

Information for applicants:

You are required to provide a declaration of suitability for no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position, as outlined above. In addition, you must upload your CV.

A valid and satisfactory National Police Certificate for the University will also be required before the successful candidate can commence this position.

We seek to increase diversity in order to improve equality of opportunity for employees, and that is why we encourage female applicants, people with disabilities and / or of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent to apply.

Please note that late applications and applications sent through agencies will not be accepted.

Applications close at 11:59 p.m.:

Jan 12, 2022