About the Role
About the job
This is a great opportunity to join the Swinburne University Advancement division and play a pivotal role in supporting the wider Advancement team with exciting new projects and events. The Events and Projects Officer role reports to the Team Leader, Events and Projects, and is responsible for administering university and advancement events and projects by supporting event logistics, including event set up administration, liaising with event presenters and suppliers, as well as fostering strong internal and external relationships. The role works closely with the broader University Advancement Office, and regularly liaises with donors and alumni.
• Assisting with planning and organisation of various events
• Supporting event logistics, including, event set up administration, liaising with event presenters and suppliers
• Develop/maintain event records in Raiser’s Edge, the Advancement database
• Supporting project activities within the University Advancement team
• Preparing internal and external event communications for stakeholders
Skills and experience
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:
• Completion of a degree without subsequent relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
• Demonstrated high level planning and organisational skills and the ability to handle various and multiple tasks simultaneously and under pressure
• Experience in working with multiple stakeholders
A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description
The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).
As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.
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About the Organisation
Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.
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