Academic Skills Advisor

La Trobe University
February 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:$97,248 - $106,980
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Academic Skills Advisor

Job No.: 566957

Work type: Continuing

  • 2 x Part time (.6) fixed term positions available
  • 1 x Full time fixed term position available
  • 1 x Full time continuing position available
  • Campus independent - Can be based at La Trobe University's Melbourne (Bundoora) or Victorian regional campuses.
  • HEO7 - $97,248 - $106,980 TRP (pro rata) + 17% superannuation
  • About the position

    At La Trobe University, the Library is the heart of teaching and learning support. The Library Learning Services (LLS) team is comprised of specialists across five campus locations, dedicated to enhancing the learning experience and academic success of our students. Together, they offer a diverse range of learning and teaching support services within and alongside the curriculum of La Trobe's schools and disciplines.

    Our Academic Skills Advisors (ASA) are vital members of the Library Learning Services team. They collaborate with academics and specialists in a cross- campus, cross-functional team that includes librarians and English language advisors, to improve students' academic, digital, and information literacy abilities across all university study levels. They also collaborate with La Trobe's Peer Learning Advisors (PLAs), a team of students hired to provide peer support, in addition to their regular duties.

    Skills and Experience

    To be considered for this position, you will have

  • A postgraduate degree with subsequent relevant experience; or extensive experience and specialist expertise; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and training.
  • Competence in designing and producing effective and inclusive digital learning resources for a learning management system.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, especially the capacity to work collaboratively and cooperatively in small teams.
  • Proven ability to deliver learning support to students in at least one of the following areas: academic English, academic writing, mathematics, a STEM discipline, postgraduate/HDR research writing, or other relevant discipline/skill category.
  • Ability to collect and use data and feedback to make evidence-based decisions and implement ideas to improve local practices.
  • Desirable

  • A postgraduate qualification in Education, Applied Linguistics, TESOL or similar qualification.
  • At least two years of tertiary teaching or advising experience that includes students transitioning to study in academic English.
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses
  • How to apply

    Closing date: By 11:55pm Wednesday the 7 th of February 2024

    Position Enquiries: Greg Rublee [email protected]

    Recruitment Enquiries: Madeleine Parker [email protected]

    Position Description below:

    Academic Skills Advisor PD.pdf

    Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each bullet point under the Essential Criteria ‘Skills and knowledge required for the position', which is located in the position description.
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    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

    All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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