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Education Program Coordinator

Advertiser: Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern AustraliaMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
15 Mar 2019
Northern QLD
Work Type
Education & Training, Student Services

About the business

The Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) will be investing $75m of Commonwealth funds over ten years to support industry-led research collaborations. The funding will develop new technologies, products and services which address industry issues in Northern Australia in the three areas of agriculture and food, northern health service delivery and traditional owner led business development.

The CRCNA has a head office in Townsville with staff also located in Cairns, Darwin and Broome.

About the role

The Education Program Coordinator will develop and deliver the CRCNA's industry-focused education program.

The CRCNA's education and training program aims to build, support and retain research capacity within northern Australia in the areas of agriculture and food (including aquaculture), northern health service delivery and Traditional Owner-led business development.

The program will offer scholarships for students wanting to study a PhD which compliments the CRCNA's research programs. 

The program will also offer bursaries for current PhD students wishing to upskill or undertake professional development as well as provide undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in work experience / internships in northern Australia.

Duties include:

  • Develop and deliver the CRCNA Education Program;
  • Recruit PhD students to undertake research projects which align with the CRCNA's research programs and objectives which directly benefits north Australian industry and the community.
  • Build a cohort of students linked to the CRCNA projects;
  • Identify and facilitate training and professional development opportunities, including short courses for the CRCNA Education Program Cohort;
  • Identify and facilitate opportunities for undergraduate and vocationally-based students to participate in work experience or internships placements in northern Australia; and
  • Work with the project managers to identify potential opportunities for PhDs and undergraduates.

Benefits and perks

This role will initially be a 1-year contract with annual review.  Hours required to complete tasks associated with this role and the location of the role within northern Australia are negotiable.

The role will require some intra and interstate travel.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, efficiently and within budget.
  • Strong inter-personal skills with experience building and growing professional networks.
  • Previous experience working in tertiary institutions and are familiar with the Higher Degree Research (HDR) process.
  • Experience with record keeping and project reporting
  • Ability to work flexibly and take on a variety of tasks as a member of a small team
  • Confident communicator with experience in public speaking

    University degree or relevant work experience

Applications close 5.00pm (AEST) Friday, 5 April 2019 and should be addressed to Mr Jed Matz, Chief Executive Officer and include a short two page cover letter addressing the above selection criteria and a brief curriculum vitae.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?

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