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Student Development Adviser

Advertiser: The University of AucklandMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
7 Aug 2019
Location
Auckland, Auckland Central
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Education & Training, Student Services

Student Development Adviser

Full time opportunity

The Opportunity:

As the Student Development Advisor you will play a key role in ensuring students are provided with the support they need to thrive at the university.

Reporting through to the Student Development and Engagement Manager you will be a self-starter, be a natural communicator and have excellent organisational skills to handle multiple initiatives at one time.

Come build your career in an organisation that is developing the innovators and leaders of tomorrow!

Key accountabilities:

  • Deliver effective first year support and transition programmes to our students
  • Deliver Champions Trophy (budget $90,000 and 55 international attendees, 50 judges and four case companies)
  • Support the Case programme logistics (including the coordination of travel bookings which consist of 65 international and 55 domestic trips)
  • Process accounts and manage the cash book (a high level of attention to detail is critical in this role)
  • Co-manage the Women’s mentoring programme
  • Facilitate access to development programmes & initiatives e.g., leadership programmes, community service and volunteering and student support funds
  • Liaise with Campus life and other providers of engagement, wellbeing and pastoral care services in order to refer appropriate students
  • Deliver high quality events that celebrate student success including graduation, awards and prize giving
  • Ensure that all programmes are well publicised within the faculty and across other relevant Faculties
  • Gather and review feedback from all key stakeholders on the effectiveness of programmes and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Support the Faculty to meet the requirements of the Code of Practice for Pastoral Care of International Students

Skills/Experience required

  • Have a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline would be advantageous
  • Coming from a strong customer focused background you will have similar experience working in a large complex organisation, preferably in a tertiary environment
  • Ideally you will have experience of understanding equity issues in New Zealand especially with relation to Māori and Pacific Island people.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft suite of programmes, experience with student learning applications would be advantageous
  • Demonstrates problem solving ability requiring judgement and interpretation of established information
  • Proven ability to work collegially and in partnership across more than one business unit

About us:

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university.  We employ 5,400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers. The Student Development and Engagement team within the Business School provides support to help our students have the best possible experience at the University.

Why work for us?

The University of Auckland is a truly great place to work and is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices such as flexible working and a culture dedicated to work life balance.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

How to apply

If you hold the experience requested above and want to work for one of Auckland’s largest employers please submit application by the closing date of Sunday, 25 August 2019 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document. 

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

The Opportunity:

As the Student Development Advisor you will play a key role in ensuring students are provided with the support they need to thrive at the university.

Reporting through to the Student Development and Engagement Manager you will be a self-starter, be a natural communicator and have excellent organisational skills to handle multiple initiatives at one time.

Come build your career in an organisation that is developing the innovators and leaders of tomorrow!

Key accountabilities:

  • Deliver effective first year support and transition programmes to our students
  • Deliver Champions Trophy (budget $90,000 and 55 international attendees, 50 judges and four case companies)
  • Support the Case programme logistics (including the coordination of travel bookings which consist of 65 international and 55 domestic trips)
  • Process accounts and manage the cash book (a high level of attention to detail is critical in this role)
  • Co-manage the Women’s mentoring programme
  • Facilitate access to development programmes & initiatives e.g., leadership programmes, community service and volunteering and student support funds
  • Liaise with Campus life and other providers of engagement, wellbeing and pastoral care services in order to refer appropriate students
  • Deliver high quality events that celebrate student success including graduation, awards and prize giving
  • Ensure that all programmes are well publicised within the faculty and across other relevant Faculties
  • Gather and review feedback from all key stakeholders on the effectiveness of programmes and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Support the Faculty to meet the requirements of the Code of Practice for Pastoral Care of International Students

Skills/Experience required

  • Have a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline would be advantageous
  • Coming from a strong customer focused background you will have similar experience working in a large complex organisation, preferably in a tertiary environment
  • Ideally you will have experience of understanding equity issues in New Zealand especially with relation to Māori and Pacific Island people.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft suite of programmes, experience with student learning applications would be advantageous
  • Demonstrates problem solving ability requiring judgement and interpretation of established information
  • Proven ability to work collegially and in partnership across more than one business unit

About us:

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university.  We employ 5,400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers. The Student Development and Engagement team within the Business School provides support to help our students have the best possible experience at the University.

Why work for us?

The University of Auckland is a truly great place to work and is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices such as flexible working and a culture dedicated to work life balance.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

How to apply

If you hold the experience requested above and want to work for one of Auckland’s largest employers please submit application by the closing date of Sunday, 25 August 2019 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document. 

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

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