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Francophone Programs Coordinator

Deakin University |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: VIC
Sub location(s): Burwood, Geelong

Exciting opportunity for a fluent French speaker to provide support to, and manage aspects of, the Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures en Leadership Humanitaire and Programme de Leadership en situation de Crises short courses within the Centre of Humanitarian Leadership.

  • Flexible location
  • Full-time and fixed term until 31 March 2025
  • HEW 6 $89,012 – $96,126 + 17% Superannuation (pro rata, part time)

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 position will coordinate and manage aspects of the PLC short courses, including promotion, student communication, applications, facilitator engagement, logistics, travel, finance, contracts, process improvements and supporting future business development opportunities for the expansion of the program.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure the smooth planning and delivery of the PLC program from commencement to completion.
  • Act as the primary contact for student communications, enrolment, and orientation for the Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership-Francophone (Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures en Leadership Humanitaire, or DESLH) and ensure all Deakin student information is available in French.
  • Support in project and financial management with the Projects and Grants Manager for the DESLH and PLC short courses within the francophone humanitarian sector.
  • Support recruitment of DESLH and PLC short course applications and enrolments with the Communications and Marketing Team and triage the review of applications with the Selection Panel and administer application outcomes.
  • Management of logistics and resources for course participants and facilitators at offshore delivery locations.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • Must be bilingual and fluent in French and English, with either native, C1, or ‘advanced’ fluency in both languages.
  • A degree with subsequent relevant experience preferred.
  • Extensive experience in a coordination role, preferably within a tertiary institution, research institute, NGO or similar organisation managing program coordination and delivery functions
  • Experience in project management, and the use of project management approaches
  • Experience with University and/or NGO financial systems for financial management including accounts payable and receivable.
  • Understanding and experience of humanitarian work and humanitarian environments and knowledge of associated educational and research funding environment.

For a copy of the position description, please visit Deakin Careers.

Applications for this position close on 25th October at 11:55pm.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Frequent work outside business hours is required such as early morning or evening work to facilitate the engagement with French speaking students and participants across differing time zones.
  • Infrequent interstate or overseas travel is required.
  • Working with Children Check (refer to Recruitment Procedure)

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 Justine De Rouck, Lecturer in Humanitarian Studies on [email protected].

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.

Closing Date: Oct 25, 2023

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