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Become part of the future of regional education in the Macleay Valley.

The need to support regional higher education students is unequivocal with those living in country areas half as likely to obtain a degree than their metropolitan counterparts.

We know that students who study locally are more likely to engage in the local workforce, providing country businesses with new opportunities to employ highly trained local professionals. That’s what makes our local community ownership and support so critical to our success.

We are on the lookout for new community champions who are interested in providing community support, engagement, and ongoing partnerships to continue to provide this essential service in the mid to long-term. Any collaboration would help support regional and rural communities to learn and excel.


Join a group of passionate life-long learners who are  dedicated to changing the future of rural education. ­Your role with the CUC Family will play an essential part bringing degrees close to regional and rural Australia.

“I love working with people whose passions and motivations align with my own. Being part of the CUC Family has been incredibly rewarding. We are all here working together to drive positive change for regional and rural communities – you can’t beat that.”

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Current Vacancies

We are currently seeking a Student Engagement and Success Officer.

Are you passionate about bringing higher education opportunities to regional communities? Join CUC Macleay Valley (CUCMV) in Kempsey, NSW, as a Student Engagement and Success Officer and be part of a transformative journey!

As a Student Engagement and Success Officer, you will play a pivotal role in supporting current students and engaging future learners in the Macleay Valley. Your responsibilities include fostering student well-being, hosting events, and implementing Widening Participation activities in local schools.

If you are a dynamic individual with a commitment to educational empowerment, effective communication skills, and a passion for making a difference, we want to hear from you! This part-time, 1-year contract role (21 hours per week) offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the growth of regional education.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and a response to the below questions:

  1. Can you provide an example where you successfully balanced independent work with collaboration in a team? How did you handle competing priorities, and can you share an instance where your independent efforts significantly contributed to a team project?
  2. Share a specific example of how you provided tailored support to a student facing challenges. How did you adjust your communication to meet their needs, and what were the outcomes of your approach?
  3. Describe your involvement in planning and executing widening participation programs for future students, especially in regional settings. Provide examples of initiatives you led, how you measured success, and your collaboration with external partners.

Please send your application to Centre Manager Kinne Ring  on or on 0434587497. Deadline for applications is Sunday 18th February 2024. Join us at CUC Macleay Valley and be a catalyst for change in regional education!