Training & Events Coordinator, ARC Training Centre for Predictive Breeding

University of Queensland
July 08, 2024
Offerd Salary:$96,649
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • Centre for Crop Science: Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

  • Coordinate the development and delivery of world-class training opportunities

  • Collaborate with highly awarded, world-class colleagues

  • Plan for your future with a generous 17% superannuation allowance

  • Based at UQ's vibrant St Lucia Campus

  • About The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre in

    Predictive Breeding

    The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre in Predictive Breeding for Agricultural Futures is a Centre within the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), School of Agriculture and Food Sustainability, School of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the Business School and the Law School. The ARC Training Centre in Predictive Breeding is administered by The University of Queensland and has nodes at The University of Western Australia, The University of New England, La Trobe University and University of Wollongong. There are also a number of domestic and international partner institutions spanning universities, industry and government. The ARC Training Centre in Predictive Breeding aims to develop the advanced capacity needed to secure Australia's food and fibre production and export value into the future. Leveraging immense industry support, the Centre expects to develop and integrate cutting-edge plant and animal breeding technologies and deliver world-class training that addresses critical demand for highly skilled industry leaders.

    About This Opportunity

    The successful candidate will play an integral role in coordinating the development and delivery of world-class training opportunities for postgraduate students, early career researchers and industry professionals within the ARC Training Centre in Predictive Breeding. These opportunities include short online courses across three key themes (Foundational Theory, Advanced Breeding Technologies and Translation) and face-to-face training workshops on specific topics related to plant and animal breeding.

    This is an opportunity to work within the Centre Operations Team, alongside Professor Lee Hickey, the Centre Director and Dr Carly Hamilton, the Centre Manager to deliver innovative training opportunities for the next generation of plant and animal breeders.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the development of short online courses across five Centre Nodes, working closely with course leaders, industry partners, and government organisations to collate course content and create engaging eLearning modules.

  • Identify and optimise an eLearning platform, ensuring functionality and providing training for learners and instructors.

  • Coordinate course delivery, including scheduling, enrolment, and technical support.

  • Regularly review course content with course leaders to ensure it meets learner needs and Centre objectives.

  • Monitor and report on the effectiveness of training opportunities and events to the Centre Leadership Team and Executive Management Committee.

  • Measure the impact of courses and workshops on the professional development of postgraduate students, early career researchers, and industry professionals.

  • Develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including Centre Nodes, industry, and government partners.

  • Work with the Centre Manager to organise and deliver events, including training workshops and symposiums, handling logistics and feedback analysis.

  • This is a full-time (100% FTE), fixed-term position for up to 3 years with possibility of extension.

    At HEW level 7, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $96,649.64 - $105,244.58, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $113,080.08 - $123,136.16 annually. As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

    About You

    Are you ready to step into a unique role that combines training and events? We are seeking a dynamic individual who brings a unique blend of experiences. Whether you have a background in teaching, a solid foundation in event management or have completed a PhD and are looking for a fresh, non-research path, this opportunity is for you.

    In addition, you will have:

  • Qualifications and training equivalent to an undergraduate degree in event management, project management, teaching, administration, or a related discipline with at least 2-3 years relevant work experience and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Ability to collate and consolidate large volumes of course content from multiple individuals/organisations and create engaging and interactive short courses.

  • Demonstrated experience with online education platforms, such as EdX.

  • Demonstrated ability of organising and managing competing priorities.

  • Proven ability to solve problems independently and work effectively as part of a team.

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build internal and external relationships and communicate effectively with a range of diverse stakeholders.

  • Knowledge of methods to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of different training opportunities.

  • Demonstrated experience organising and delivering various events, including in person training workshops, online events and large symposia is desirable.

  • Previous experience working in a teaching environment is desirable.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr Carly Hamilton, Centre Manager at [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (R-39087) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, or age. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications have been extended and will now close Sunday 16 June 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-39087). Previous applicants need not reapply.

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