Project Lead, Online Engagement and Student Success

The University of Adelaide
June 10, 2024
Offerd Salary:$106,561 - $119,550
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Contract Type:fixed term position
Working Time:Full time
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HEO9 $106,561 - $119,550 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation.

Full time, fixed term position until 31 December 2025.

Use your well-honed acquisition, engagement and customer (student) success leadership expertise in a more strategic and rewarding role for a world-class tertiary & research university.

The University of Adelaide is a large and successful university in Australia's Group of Eight research intensive universities, distinguished by its international reputation and commitment to innovation and excellence in research and teaching. The Division of Academic and Student Engagement (DASE) partners with students, staff and the broader community to deliver an outstanding student experience. At the heart of the student experience are transformational opportunities in learning and teaching.

Working under broad direction with a degree of autonomy as part of the Online Transition Project (OTP) team, in the role of Project Lead - Online Engagement and Student Success, you will be responsible for preparing the transition of online engagement and student success services into the University. You will enjoy working collaboratively with both the University's Student Experience and Administration and the Future Students Teams, as well as Central Marketing teams and other cross-divisional teams to identify, review, align and transition existing engagement and student success services for online students.

In this rewarding role you will play a vital role in leading the Student Engagement and Administration Online Transition Project Workstream in identifying, reviewing and developing transition plans to transition external services into the University. You will have a passion for defining, designing, and implementing comprehensive student support and retention processes that span from enrolment to graduation, ensuring seamless delivery of services and support throughout the student journey. You will also have the opportunity to inform the development and implementation of proactive online student acquisition strategies, focusing on achieving high lead-to-conversion ratios and enhancing online student engagement.

To be successful you will need:


  • Demonstrated experience in either establishing and/or managing ahigh performing contact centre and/or service delivery environment e.g., customer contact centre and/or customer support activities that facilitate sales and customer retention.

  • Demonstrated experience in establishing, implementing, and managing quantified high touch targeted proactive and responsive customer centric support services, delivery programs, processes and functions delivered via various channels that result in sustained customer retention across a diverse customer base.

  • High level of project management capabilities that enable timely delivery of project milestone deliverables.

  • High level interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication skills, with the proven ability to successfully interact with, develop recommendations for, and influence various senior stakeholders.

  • Experience in working with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems and databases including extensive report development.

  • Ability to operate in a dynamic and fast paced environment with demonstrated high level organisational skills, the ability to prioritise between conflicting demands and to meet tight deadlines.

  • Well-developed advisory experience and problem-solving skills, including the ability to be innovative in identifying solutions.

  • Ability to understand and interpret data, write reports and provide performance improvement and policy review recommendations to stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated ability to promote the organisational values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery, and a commitment to positively comply with the associated behaviour expectations.

  • Desirable

  • Proficient project management skills
  • Previous experience in, or familiarity with the higher education sector.
  • Experience in enquiry, contact centre and/or admissions and/or student support and retention management systems and processes.
  • Qualification/s

    • Relevant tertiary qualifications and extensive relevant experience; or • An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

    Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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    Your division's broader role

    The Division of Academic and Student Engagement drives the University's strategic activities in relation to learning and teaching. This includes ensuring all Adelaide students have a quality experience, and investing in our academic staff's professional development.

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    If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit an updated resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria no more than 2 pages.

    Applications close 11:55pm, 10 June 2024.

    The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

    For further information

    For a more information regarding this position, contact:

    Anjelika Vorel Talent Acquisition Specialist, Human Resources E: [email protected]

    You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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