Student Equity Adviser

Swinburne University of Technology

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HEW 6: $79,168 – $85,360 + 17% superannuation
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Full time, ongoing position, to work across all campuses

Come join Swinburne in 2020 and contribute to making a difference in the Student Equity and Accessibilty space

About the Job
Reporting to the Manager, Student Equity and AccessAbility Services, this position will be responsible for supporting the delivery of equity support programs to students both online and across Swinburne’s three Melbourne campuses.

The scope of this position also includes the provision of equity, financial and housing services, information and referrals within the University structure and to external service providers of the University.

It is also expected our new incumbent will deliver workshops and conduct assessment for equity grants and scholarship applications and maintain the University’s commitment to the Financial Inclusion Action Plan for students. We are looking for a passionate individual to support in the delivery of these services which will be inclusive of case management and support the University’s commitment to the retention of students and the successful completion of their studies.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

About Students
Contribute to a streamlined and enriched student experience with our Students team. You’ll help ensure every touch point is a positive one – from attraction to course support and campus life, right through to graduation and work or further study opportunities. Our Students team comprises of the following areas: Marketing, Recruitment and Channel Integration; Student Administration & Library Services; Student and Academic Services; and Media and External Communications.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
A degree in a human service or related discipline with extensive relevant experience in a tertiary or community setting; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
Demonstrated understanding of disadvantage and experience in providing information, assistance and case work to service users living in complex circumstances
• Extensive experience in financial assessment, conducting workshops on financial literacy, knowledge on tenancy, equity and financial issues and experience with supporting students or service users in financial hardship.
• Experience in developing and maintaining internal and external stakeholders networks.
• Knowledge of NDIS

• Flexible working arrangements
• Private health insurance discounts
• Discounted annual Myki cards are available to eligible Swinburne staff
• Salary package your car parking, superannuation and vehicle lease plans.

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Employee Benefits

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description. For further information about this position, contact Susan Oldham, Manager (Acting) Student Equity, -

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr Walter Robles, on For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for women for 10 years in a row and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 1st March 2020

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