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Coordinator, New Business Accelerator

Job no: 850889
Campus: Berwick or Mt Helen Campus
Categories: Professional/General
School/Area: New Business Accelerator

  • Global and Engagement portfolio – Ballarat or Berwick Campus
  • Full-time, continuing appointment
  • HEW 7 - $89,732 - $96,980 p.a., plus 17% superannuation

About the role

The Global and Engagement portfolio leads the University’s domestic and international engagement activities, and consists of the International team, Heads of Campuses, Aboriginal Education Centre, Alumni and Advancement, the Global Professional School and the New Business Accelerator. supporting the University’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan to deliver new products through different channels such as online learning, business to business, micro-credentials and short course offerings.

You will provide coordination and administrative support in the implementation of the New Business Accelerator organisational area. You will coordinate the implementation of a suite of programs including online learning programs, pathway programs, short courses, industry training and innovation programs. You will coordinate and assist in the development of systems, processes and documentation required for New Business Accelerator products and channels and business opportunities.

About Federation University

At Federation University, we are driven to make a real difference to the lives of every student, and to the communities we serve.

Across our university and TAFE campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, and the Wimmera, we deliver world-class education and facilities. With the largest network of campuses across Victoria, as well as a growing Brisbane base, we are uniquely positioned to provide pathways from vocational education and skills training at Federation TAFE through to higher education.

Federation University’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 outlines our ambition to be Australia’s leading regional university. Our University and TAFE provide integrated lifelong learning, skills, and impactful research enabling people and communities to prosper locally, regionally, and globally.

We are the number one ranked University in Australia for First Generation Student Enrolments (Good Universities Guide 2022). Along with top rankings in Victoria around student support, social equity, skills and employment. This includes:

  • Number one in Victoria for Social Equity
  • Number one in Victoria for Skills Development (undergraduate)
  • Number one in Victoria for Student Support (undergraduate)
  • Number one in Victoria for Skills Development (postgraduate)
  • Number one in Victoria for Full Time Employment (undergraduate)

About you

Reporting to the Associate Director, New Business Accelerator, the Coordinator will work collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders to support the growth of new business. You will ideally possess project management experience which, enhanced with your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will enhance your ability to influence and negotiate with key stakeholders.

You will possess excellent organisational skills, with strengths in planning and time-management, in addition to your experience with establishing and maintaining administrative procedures and systems. The appointee will also demonstrate proven experience in effectively solving problems in a timely manner and with a customer-centric approach.

You will:

  • assist with the development of the area’s strategic and operational plans and preferred business and governance model;
  • undertake business planning including development of work plans, project agreements, budgets and milestones;
  • analyse new business opportunities and support the development, preparation and submission of proposals and assist with drafting of agreements, negotiating and monitoring of contractual obligations;
  • develop and maintain appropriate project documentation, plans, schedules and reports; and
  • develop operational manuals, checklists, processes, templates, guidance materials, and promotional materials.

Please note that applications will be prioritised for those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

How to apply

Please apply by Sunday 26 September 2021.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, in addition to a resume. To view the Position Description, please click here: Download File 850889.pdf

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please email the Recruitment team or phone 03 5327 9756.  Our position descriptions also list a contact person for job specific enquiries.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Elizabeth Spark, our Diversity and Inclusion Partner.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Lisa Pickering, our Associate Director, Organisational Development and Performance.

A workplace for remarkable people

For 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

What we offer

You will be able to take advantage of our UniSports Health and Fitness Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, annualised hours, flexible work options, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our leave and work-life balance web page.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more.

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