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Academic Learning Facilitator

Job Description:

Academic Learning Facilitator (509421)

Employment Type: 28 – 35 hours per week

Duration: Fixed Term role – Until end of Dec 2022

Remuneration: $99,338 - $107,513 (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)

Location: Kensington NSW

Join a Go8 university that’s globally recognised for making an impact.
Here, your work makes a real difference to people’s lives.
Work in a place that values your work life balance, where you’ll be supported by generous benefits and progressive HR practices

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing great things. But what makes us different isn’t what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do.

Why your role matters

The Academic Learning Facilitator is a key position in the Student Success theme, within the Education Pillar of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Education & Student Experience and is responsible for teaching into UNSW enabling education programs (in particular the University Preparation Programs) and for the provision of academic learning facilitation to students. This will contribute to increased participation and success in education through educational pathways, programs and services that ensure equity, diversity, and inclusion for students of all abilities aligned with the UNSW 2025 Strategy to enhance Educational Excellence and the Student Experience.

This role will work closely with the Convenor, Enabling Programs & Learning Facilitation and Head of Student Success and entails the provision of teaching, student academic skills support, advice and facilitation, and where relevant, course coordination for the University Preparation Program (UPP). The role will function as a positive team member in the provision of frontline academic learning support to students and ensure an effective and positive student learning experience. It is expected that this role will develop and maintain strong links with relevant UNSW academic staff.

Who you are

We are seeking a highly motivated individual, passionate about university student learning and diverse learning experiences. Someone who is collaborative and experienced in designing and delivering digital and online learning support.

Skills and experience required

To be successful you must have:

• Relevant tertiary qualification with subsequent relevant experience or equivalent competence gained through any combination of education, training and experience relevant to educational programs and initiatives.

• Demonstrated experience with and an understanding of issues facing tertiary education students of a diverse range of equity backgrounds and the key issues currently impacting accessibility to education and academic learning support and services.

• Demonstrated experience in curriculum development, course design, formative and summative assessment and learning and teaching approaches that promote student academic learning and development.

• Demonstrated ability to utilise and implement educational technologies including web-based learning management systems to facilitate learning and the ability to identify avenues for innovation and improvement in learning resources.

• Demonstrated ability working in an online learning and teaching environment.

• Demonstrated success working effectively and collaboratively on academic language and learning strategies/initiatives with a range of people at different levels within a higher education context.

• Strong service orientation and student focussed together with excellent interpersonal and communication skills that enable building and maintaining positive professional relationships with staff at all levels, both internally and externally.

• Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively and to contribute positively and proactively to the team’s work. Demonstrated self-motivation, initiative and judgement and the ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines.

• An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.

• Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.
Sydney, NSW, AU