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Co-Op Program & Internships Coordinator

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Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Administration

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) is a University-wide initiative designed to provide undergraduate students with experiential learning opportunities with a range of local, regional and international partners.  A key objective of the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategic Framework (2015) is to expand experiential learning programs to further enhance the employability of Macquarie graduates. One of the key strategies to achieve this objective will be to build on the PACE initiative through providing full internship opportunities and Co-operative Education (Co-op) across undergraduate programs.

PACE is seeking an experienced project co-ordinator to contribute to the development of a robust framework for the delivery of a Co-op program and increased internship opportunities for undergraduate students, and to provide high-level project co-ordination.  The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include, among others: contributing to establishing strategic priorities for program design and delivery; developing and maintaining partner relationships;  developing and recommending student recruitment plans together with supporting systems and business processes; contributing to the development of promotional materials; researching and evaluating options for program delivery including considering potential risks related to different models; and developing and implementing a detailed project plan.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, please apply online with your CV and cover letter (1-2 pages) addressing the selection criteria below:


  1. Sound understanding of project management principles and practices, together with practical experience in project co-ordination.
  2. Demonstrated experience in building relationships with a wide range of key internal and external stakeholders and influencing their decision making
  3. Demonstrated understanding of the risks and opportunities of delivering a Co-op, internship or experiential learning program, including student recruitment and support systems.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of the conceptualisation, scoping and implementation of IT systems and associated processes for student placement programs.
  5. In-depth knowledge of the tertiary education sector together with the issues and challenges.


  1. Experience in developing and maintaining web pages and preparing promotional materials
  2. Experience in coordinating a Co-op, internship or experiential learning program

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

Position Description: Co-op Program and Internships Coordinator

Salary Package:  The pro-rata equivalent from $87,699 - $95,084 p.a. (Level 7), plus employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: full-time, fixed-term until 31 December 2017

Specific Role Enquiries: Judy Hutchison, Senior Project Manager, Co-Op Program and Internships on or +61 2 9850 6485 or Emily Whitehouse, Co-Op Program Manager on or +61 9850 1961

General Recruitment Enquiries: Alyssa Hayes, HR Consultant on or +61 2 9850 9765

Applications Close: Sunday, 4 June 2017 at 11.55 pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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