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Coordinator, Engagement and Partnerships

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Flexible
Categories: Administration

  • Based at our Melbourne, Burwood or Geelong Waterfront Campuses
  • Full-time (or 2 part time job share appointments) and Continuing
  • HEW 6 $85,588 - $92,428 + 17% Superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities. 

The Coordinator, Engagement and Partnerships provides high-level executive advice and support to the Office of the Executive Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Division. The position also coordinates the development and implementation of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Communications and Engagement plan, activities and associated functions, and coordinates external engagement and partnership activities with community organisations on behalf of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion division.

The position prepares, reviews and provide advices on a range of written documentation, reports and visual presentations to internal and external audiences/ stakeholders, as well as drives regular internal and external communications, including document preparation and relevant reporting for DEI risk management and various programs and projects, such as the Student Equity Strategy, Student Services and Amenities Fund (SSAF) Program, Disability Access and Inclusion Plan and Child Safety Action Plan.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Building new and productive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, to increase participation in Diversity and Inclusion training offerings, delivering tailored training as required.  
  • Developing and implementing practical, accessible solutions based on stakeholder needs  
  • Striving for excellence and regularly consulting with clients to clarify who requires the information, the purpose for which it is required, criteria for success and where and when advice and recommendation is required  
  • Communicating with confidence using examples and the most appropriate influencing technique for a given situation to increase understanding and support, for example liaising with DEI and communications teams in the development of campaigns, communications, blogs and news articles to help educate the Deakin community on the importance of capacity building, increasing participation and engagement.  
  • Consulting a diverse range of stakeholders and experts, not immediately involved, to gain a broader and deeper understanding of a specific issue
  • Investigating and probing for the facts and identify relevant solutions and select the most appropriate from the range of alternatives

 To be successful, you’ll have:

  • An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Extensive experience in providing high-level executive support and advice within a large and complex organisation.
  • Proven experience in in project support/management and analysing data and information and developing, enhancing and implementing administrative processes and procedures
  • The ability to be adaptable and versatile working on a broad range of tasks

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File Coordinator Engagment and Partnerships HEW 6 FINAL(3).pdf

Applications for this position close on Sunday the 5th of February.


Successful applicants will need to comply with vaccination mandates imposed by the relevant state/territory government. Applicants who attend third-party sites to undertake University activities will also be required to comply with any other directions or requirements in place at the third-party location.


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Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Peter Oslewski, Senior Manager, Programs and Partnerships at p.osborne@deakin.edu.au   

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.


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