Team Leader, Events

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time, fixed term position until September 2021 at our Hawthorn campus (working from home initially)

Bring your events management expertise to this exciting role and drive stakeholder engagement

About the Job
As our Team Leader, Events and Special Projects, you will be responsible for increasing event participation, as well as planning for future enhancements. This role supports the strategic development and delivery of events and activities to increase stakeholder engagement.

The role sits within Alumni & Operations Unit, reporting directly to the Director and you will manage a small team to deliver creative and exciting university lectures and webinars as well as alumni and development activities.
There will be a strong focus on online and remote emnagement with stakeholders, as well as working with staff across the university to assist in delivery of their goals through projects, events and activities.

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.

Draw on international best practice to develop and implement a partnering framework to scope, develop, manage, monitor and review University-wide partnerships with our Engagement team. Working collaboratively across the University, our Engagement team draws together and coordinates expertise to generate, design and implement a wide range of strategic engagement projects. We have a blended mix of industry, community and alumni expertise.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
• Qualifications in event management; or extensive experience and management expertise; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
• Proven ability and extensive experience in event management and external liaison and or/alumni activities, including a sound knowledge of appropriate concepts, methods and practices
• Proven experience in delivering and supporting the development of strategic and high-impact VIP and major events including the management of event logistics, speakers, presentation material, venues and publicity

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

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 Adalina Coelho, Team Leader Events,

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

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact Jessie Macintyre, Director (Employee Experience) at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact
Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) 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 Friday 7th August 2020


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