Manager: Student Equity (HEO 9)

University of South Australia
May 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:$128
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Contract Type:2 year fixed term
Working Time:Full time
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  • Based in the Office of the Chief Academic Services Officer at the City West campus

  • Full-time (1.0 FTE), 2 year fixed term contract
  • Starting Salary: $128,163 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About You

    You are a highly effective communicator who easily builds effective relationships with stakeholders and you have the skills and knowledge to influence and guide. You are diplomatic, persuasive, and credible and display commitment and integrity in all you do. You are highly strategic and analytical, and have a strong understanding of complex issues related to education equity. You are able to work collaboratively at all levels within the organisation to enhance opportunities and success of students from equity groups and those who are under-represented in Australian higher education.

    About the Role

    Reporting to the Chief Academic Services Officer, you will lead the strategic planning, and development of a University of South Australia Student Equity framework, and implementation of university wide programs and initiatives that support improved student access, participation, and success for underrepresented and educationally disadvantaged groups. You will also lead the strategic coordination, monitoring, and reporting on performance against the University's equity targets in order to meet all internal and external reporting requirements.

    About the Academic Services Portfolio

    The Chief Academic Services Officer (CASO) is a member of the University's Enterprise Leadership Team (ELT) and is responsible for leadership of the Academic Services portfolio. The portfolio is committed to the delivery of high quality, integrated academic and student services to facilitate a student's journey from enrolment to graduation.

    The Academic Services Portfolio is responsible for:

  • Efficient and effective academic services
  • Comprehensive and proactive student services
  • Student engagement, experience and equity activities
  • International student recruitment and support
  • Regional Campus operations
  • University-wide projects to improve service provision
  • About UniSA

    The University of South Australia is Australia's University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

    Essential Skills and Experience

  • Postgraduate qualifications in a relevant field with relevant experience or equivalent substantial relevant experience in an education or social justice area
  • Demonstrated experience working with equity groups, communities, and/or organisations
  • Demonstrated high ability to develop and implement strategic plans and translate strategic goals into operational plans
  • Strong project management and financial acumen skills, with demonstrated experience in managing and executing concurrent projects with competing deadlines
  • Strong experience with program evaluation and implementing continuous improvement practices
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and analyse complex issues related to education equity and develop relevant policy and strategic responses for university consideration
  • Proven analytical, research and writing skills to enable the effective synthesis of complex information and data from multiple sources, and the provision of high quality, evidence-based content
  • High-level knowledge of state and national higher education and equity policy and student equity framework
  • Benefits

    Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Work Life flexibility including working from home, family responsibility leave and individual flexibility agreements
  • A variety of leave arrangements
  • Start Your Unstoppable Career

    For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

    Please address your cover letter to Alex Koszegi, Senior Consultant: Talent Attraction. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 6049.

    Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 12 May 2024

    Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment

    Pursuant to the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (the Act) and the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations), this position has been deemed prescribed. This role will require the successful candidate to hold a current Working with Children Check.

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