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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.

Careers 

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 seeking a Learning Support Advisor to join our team.

As a Learning Support Officer, you will play a vital role in supporting current students in their academic journey.

Qualifications & experience

  • A completed university degree, ideally in Education or other related fields. A postgraduate degree or PhD will be favoured.
  • Experience in training or student wellbeing and support
  • Working With Children Check, or willingness to seek one
  • Desirable: Experience working with universities or TAFE

Tasks & responsibilities

  • One-on-one academic mentoring in referencing skills, writing, and assessment skills, study skills, wellness skills, and other assistance
  • Delivery of group sessions in the above areas, where appropriate
  • Cooperating with, and an understanding of university/tertiary student support systems and networks as required.
  • Contribute to the engagement, self-efficacy, well-being, and retention of new students both during their transition to study and throughout their program of studies.
  • Monitor, track and report on the success of programs and training delivered
  • Provide Centre Manager with clear and timely information to enable proactive management of the Centre.

Benefits

  • Flexible/negotiable work days and hours. Approximate average of 8 hours per week
  • Ability to complete elements of the role from home.

Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted via Seek. Please ensure you include a resume and cover letter addressing why you are a suitable candidate for the role.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Centre Manager, Adam at adam.matchett@cucmacleayvalley.edu.au.

If this sounds like a role for you, visit https://www.seek.com.au/job/76055770 to apply.

 

We are also seeking a Schools Engagement Officer to join our team.

As a Schools Engagement Officer, you will play a vital role in supporting current students and engaging future learners in the Macleay Valley.

Qualifications & experience

  • Obtained or working towards an undergraduate degree in health, community services or education.
  • Previous record of community participation
  • WWCC (or willingness to gain one)
  • First aid certification and Mental Health First Aid certification (or willingness to achieve this)
  • A current driver’s licence
  • Desirable: Experience working with universities or TAFE
  • Desirable: Previous experience providing learning support
  • Desirable: Previous experience in Widening Participation

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Assisting in planning and hosting current student social and wellbeing activities
  • Deliver student support in soft skills such as time management, planning, wellness skills, and other assistance
  • Being alert to students who may be struggling academically and/or personally, or otherwise at risk and providing appropriate intervention and referral, in line with CUC protocols
  • Represent the CUC Macleay Valley at community and school events as well as career expos
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders regarding education and CUCMV student engagement activities.
  • Deliver collaborative widening participation and enriching school programs including: the EARUCP Schools Program in collaboration with University Partners. the Wings Mentoring program in collaboration with the NSW Government.
  • Support collaborative relationships with Macleay Valley high schools and primary schools, industry and university partners

Benefits

  • Negotiable work days and hours (to a total of 21 hours per week)
  • Some work from home hours available

Application process

Applications are to be submitted via Seek. Please ensure you include your resume and a cover letter addressing how you are suited to the role.

If you have any questions about the role, please reach out to the Centre Manager, Adam at adam.matchett@cucmacleayvalley.edu.au

If this sounds like a role for you, visit https://www.seek.com.au/job/76058770 to apply.