AimHigh Project Officer University of New South Wales Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Australia

AimHigh Project Officer



Job no: 496808

Work type: Continuing / Full time

Location: Sydney, NSW

Categories: Administration


    One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities

    Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion

    Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best


At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.


The Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is a newly formed unit which has been established to promote a culture that encourages and supports understanding and engagement with equity, diversity and inclusion across UNSW Sydney.


AimHigh sits within this Division and has carriage of the University integrated widening access strategy. The AimHigh unit is a portfolio of pre-entry programs, outreach and initiatives supporting UNSW’s commitment to a just society. Its overall aim is to increase the access to university and to UNSW of students from backgrounds who do not traditionally go to university and who are underrepresented within the sector.




About the role


    $93K - $101K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading


    Full-time 35 hours per week


The AimHigh Project Officer will support the social inclusion work of AimHigh, in particular the ASPIRE suite of programs, which work to raise the education aspirations of students from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds within partner schools in Sydney and regional NSW. The position will work in collaboration with other AimHigh staff to develop, coordinate and implement specific aspects of the Unit's widening access work. These may include any part of the work such as school workshops, on campus and residential events, academic enrichment activities and work with local communities.


The work will take place within metropolitan and regional NSW. Travel intrastate to work with partner schools and communities may be a necessary part of the job.


About the successful applicant


To be successful in this role you will have:


    A relevant degree and experience, or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any combination of qualifications, training and experience. A degree in the areas of Education or Community Development would be highly desirable but not essential

    Excellent communication skills including proven presentation skills, ability to communicate effectively with young people from primary age onwards and the ability to write effectively for a wide range of audiences

    Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with a wide variety of people including University staff and students, and external partners

    Demonstrated high level ability to plan, manage and carry out projects within set timeframes

    Demonstrated high level organisational administrative skills including the ability to prioritise own tasks and operational needs, and work independently

    Demonstrated high level analytical evaluation and problem- solving skills

    Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Australian school and University systems and potential issues and barriers faced by students from low SES backgrounds in accessing university

    Demonstrated ability to work independently and flexibly, show initiative, solve problems and contribute ideas as part of a cohesive team

    A full and unencumbered driver's licence and the ability and willingness to work outside of normal working hours and work at locations across Sydney and NSW

    Willingness and capacity to implement required OHS policies and safe work practice and ability to implement equal opportunity and diversity policies and programs.


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You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.




Kim Symons, Talent Acquisition Consultant




T: (61 2) 9385 0670


Applications close: 26 May 2019


UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity




Position Description


Advertised: 06 May 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 26 May 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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