Program Administrator (975468)

Australian Catholic University

  • Canberra ACT Australia
  • Casual
  • $34.60 - $37.50 per hour + super
Closing 10 Dec 2019
Applications 0


About the Role:

This role will have dual reporting lines between ACU Sport and Living and Learning Communities (student accommodation units). For ACU Sport, the Program Administrator is responsible for coordinating the delivery of sport, health and wellbeing programs on campus. The position holder will be integral in raising awareness and the profile of sporting clubs on the campus in addition to driving engagement and participation in UniSport, sport clubs, Intervarsity competition and fitness classes. Growth and development of these programs will support establishment of a vibrant University community which promotes staff and student health and wellbeing through sport and exercise. To support the student residences, the position holder will engage the residents within the ACU student accommodation properties in Residential Life Program events and activities across; health, sport & wellbeing, academic, social, spiritual and cultural/community in liaison with other ACU departments and the Residential Advisor. 

Duties include:

  • Engage with students to facilitate involvement and participation in Sport, Health and Wellbeing & Residential Life Program events, activities and programs through marketing, promotion and recruitment activities.
  • Contribute to the achievement of Sport, Health and Wellbeing and Living and Learning Community strategic goals, targets and milestones.
  • Develop ACT Sport Clubs and support club leaders through administration assistance including ongoing management and engagement across the campus community.
  • Solve day-to-day practical problems, to ensure smooth running of the residence and ensure high levels of resident satisfaction, escalating more complex matters to the Manager for resolution.
  • Undertake planning, administration, marketing and delivery of the Residential Life program.

Skills and Experience:

  • Completion of a tertiary qualification in Community Development, Physical Education Teaching, Sport and Recreation Management; or a combination of relevant experience and/or education and training with a proven ability to coordinate health, sport and wellbeing related activities, programs and events attracting high levels of engagement.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificates
  • A thorough understanding of the student demographic including trends within sport, health and wellbeing and the university sector.
  • The ability to support the administrative tasks associated with financial transactions, reports and allocated budgets.


The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.

As an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality we offer leading practice parental leave entitlements for both men and women, flexible work options and a range of generous leave options to assist with work-life balance.

Essential Requirements


Employer and Other Details

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

Student Engagement and Services (SES) has developed a range of programs broadening the opportunities for students in the co-curricular space at ACU. The ACU Strategic Plan, Students Learning and Teaching Portfolio Operational Plan and the Learning for Life Strategy have shaped the need for the development of such programs and services.  The Student Engagement and Services Directorate facilitates programs and services through a national approach delivered by campus-based staff, these programs include Health, Sport & Wellbeing including sports clubs, gyms, fitness classes, social sport, student accommodation under the living and learning communities and ACU medical centres.

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Obtain the attached Position Description 

Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Casual hourly rates - $34.60 - $37.50 per hour (Higher Education Worker Level 4)  plus superannuation.

Note:  Hours for this role will fluctuate due to student demand. ie. Higher number of hours during university teaching periods.

General enquiries can be sent to Jen Younger, email: or phone: (07) 36237827

Applications Close: Tuesday 10 December 2019

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

Jen Younger

(07) 3623 7827

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Program Administrator (975468) Australian Catholic University

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