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Introducing SSE

We help students develop the mindset and skills to become successful entrepreneurs. Our future depends on cultivating entrepreneurship across every sector of our economy and society.

Work with SSE

Building on the launch momentum, a number of roles are now available to join SSE. Full descriptions below.

SSE has partnered with Hays Recruitment to externally manage recruitment. If you would like more details about the Engagement or Development role please contact Lauren Lea on +61 2 80626117 or lauren.lea@hays.com.au. If you would like to discuss the Education and Training Director role please contact Lincoln Gould on +61 2 8226 9769 or lincoln.gould@hays.com.au.

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE) is a globally unique new partnership between 12 tertiary institutions – all 11 NSW universities and TAFE NSW, headquartered in Australia’s highest density startup precinct. SSE is making the opportunities of an entrepreneurial mindset and skills accessible to the next generation of NSW student entrepreneurs through academic and co-curricular learning activities.

Established 2016 with cornerstone investment by NSW Government, SSE launched in August 2017 and has already hosted more than 50+ activities, welcoming more than 3,000 people to Campus including over 1,000 students. www.sse.edu.au

About the role

This is a singer songwriter of a role to research, write and showcase all the very human stories of SSE across media, community, communications.

Operating Environment

Join the high achieving SSE team to build on launch momentum of the diverse SSE community to grow audience reach and engagement in a startup environment in an academic setting.

Key Accountabilities

  1. Media:
  • Secure coverage of SSE activities and initiatives to key stakeholders, members and partners.
  • Utilise data and analytics to report the performance of media/ PR activities and inform future strategies.
  • Build and maintain a strong working relationship with media suppliers and continually identify PR opportunities.
  • Co-ordinate and implement special projects as required.
  1. Community Outreach:
  • Conduct research to inform strategic thinking and implement new and modified campaigns, projects and initiatives.
  • Manage industry associations and report back on activities and opportunities
  • Build the ongoing profile of SSE through managing and co-ordinating award submissions and ensuring SSE has maximum opportunity for recognition of achievements.
  1. Communications:
  • Collaborate with other business units to produce consistent communications with SSE messaging for corporate communications, product delivery and business development
  • Maintain key SSE messages for internal and external communications.
  • Craft, co-ordinate and publish key SSE messages via eNews, blogs, website, fact sheets, speeches and presentations.
  1. Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Build and maintain a network of strong stakeholder relationships including equivalent communications and media contacts at academic members, government stakeholders, industry partners, media outlets, startup and philanthropic sectors to leverage all communications opportunities
  • Plan, prepare, distribute and optimise regular stakeholder updates and briefings

Capabilities, Qualifications, Specific Skills and Experience:

Capabilities:

  • Interdisciplinary teamwork: Collaborative and reflective contributions in ways that advance the work of your team, facilitate the contribution of others to foster a constructive team environment.
  • Entrepreneurship knowledge and skills: Knowledge and skills in relation to entrepreneurship (i.e. presenting, interviewing, pitching, etc)
  • Critical thinking: Critical and creative thinking in relation to how value is created and captured.
  • Communication skills: Effective interpersonal and communication skills, empathy and succinct visual, oral, written and digital presentation skills with diverse stakeholders about entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Wider community considerations: Integration of ethical, social, political and environmental responsibilities when considering entrepreneurial initiatives.
  • Strategic thinking and decision-making: Strategic solutions within an entrepreneurial context.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Demonstrated success in project management, balancing multiple priorities and simultaneous campaigns.
  • Managing up and influencing key stakeholders
  • An active collaborator with internal and external stakeholders
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience with direct responsibility for and proven track record of high profile media and communications activities and success
  • Demonstrated experience managing concurrent projects and programs
  • Existing network with and access to Australian and international media
  • Efficiency in administration and reporting, relational database (ideally Salesforce) digital platforms (social media, Campaign Monitor, SEO, CMS)
  • Proven ability in managing and influencing complex stakeholders and effective long-lasting relationships.

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE) is a globally unique new partnership between 12 tertiary institutions – all 11 NSW universities and TAFE NSW, headquartered in Australia’s highest density startup precinct. SSE is making the opportunities of an entrepreneurial mindset and skills accessible to the next generation of NSW student entrepreneurs through academic and co-curricular learning activities.

Established 2016 with cornerstone investment by NSW Government, SSE launched in August 2017 and has already hosted more than 50+ activities, welcoming more than 3,000 people to Campus including over 1,000 students. www.sse.edu.au

About the Role

Coordinate and deliver the activities and documentation required for SSE Board, Committees and senior leadership team to deliver the SSE vision and business strategy.

Operating environment

Reporting to the COO and working across a high performing team, the Committees Coordinator will relish the challenges of working in a startup environment in an academic setting.

Key Accountabilities

  1. Governance:
  • Plan and project management of all meetings and reporting to ensure compliance and satisfy all governance obligations to Board, committees (Audit Finance and Risk, Academic, Advisory, Remuneration and Nomination), senior leadership team and key stakeholders including NSW Government and significant partners.
  • Coordinate the production of all SSE Board and Committee papers, reporting and other materials and events
  1. Stakeholder Engagement
  • Build and maintain a network of strong relationships between SSE network of Board and Committees, supporting roles (such as EAs), SSE CEO, Chair and Company Secretary.
  • Supported by database expert, build and grow reporting and analytics capability of SSE to deliver real time performance dashboards for all stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with internal team and external stakeholders as required.
  1. Project Support
  • Support the Senior Executive Assistant and Company Secretary and backfill as required.
  • Support meeting functions as required such as minute taking, event coordination, diary management etc
  • Co-ordinate and implement special projects as required.

Capabilities, Qualifications, Specific Skills and Experience:

Capabilities

  • Interdisciplinary teamwork: Collaborate and contribute to advance the work of SSE, facilitate the contribution of others to foster a constructive environment
  • Entrepreneurship knowledge and skills: Knowledge and skills in relation to entrepreneurship (i.e. presenting, interviewing, pitching, etc)
  • Critical thinking: Critical and creative thinking in relation to how value is created and captured
  • Communication skills: Effective interpersonal and communication skills, empathy and succinct visual, oral, written and digital presentation skills with diverse stakeholders about entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Wider community considerations: Integration of ethical, social, political and environmental responsibilities when considering entrepreneurial initiatives.
  • Strategic thinking and decision-making: Strategic solutions within an entrepreneurial context

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Proven track record as an Executive Officer, Policy Officer, Governance Officer in a government or academic setting, experienced in minute taking and crafting official reports
  • High attention to detail and superior writing skills
  • Effective communicator and active collaborator, particularly with internal team
  • Advanced administration and reporting skills using MS Office Programs and Board management software, ideally Convene
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information
  • Managing up and influencing key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience managing concurrent projects and programs
  • Proven ability in coordinating and serving the needs of a complex stakeholder map and success in building effective long lasting relationships.

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE) is a globally unique new partnership between 12 tertiary institutions – all 11 NSW universities and TAFE NSW, headquartered in Australia’s highest density startup precinct. SSE is making the opportunities of an entrepreneurial mindset and skills accessible to the next generation of NSW student entrepreneurs through academic and co-curricular learning activities.

Established 2016 with cornerstone investment by NSW Government, SSE launched in August 2017 and has already hosted more than 50+ activities, welcoming more than 3,000 people to Campus including over 1,000 students. www.sse.edu.au

About the Role

In house data expert to design, input and manage all data tracking SSE performance as the foundation for long term future success.

Operating Environment

Reporting to COO and collaborating closely with Engagement Director, the role supports all business units to input, quantify and track all SSE relationships being in the context of a startup environment in an academic setting

Key Accountabilities

1. Systems Architecture and Strategy

• Design, create, co-ordinate and manage SSE systems architecture and strategy to ensure integrity, security and optimal integration with all SSE platforms, systems and business processes.
• Champion automation, user experience, technology and new digital frontiers for SSE, upholding best practice and ensuring compliance.
• Develop goals and objectives for automating pathways to build relationships with and connections between the diverse SSE community

2. Data Management

• Day to day responsibility for data entry, management and reporting to maintain up to date, accurate and effective records of all interactions and engagement
• Collaborate with Engagement, Education and Training, Finance and Operational teams to plan and manage implement data life process, including data mapping, automated capture, manual entry, maintenance, analytics, publication, archival, cleansing and reporting.
• Build reports and analyse SSE database for insights and trend to report on ROI and performance and provide an evidence base for all future strategies and success

3. Project Management:

• Provide technical database and other special project management expertise to SSE team and suppliers.
• Effectively project manage inputs from internal team, external expert consultants and suppliers, interns and other support resources

Capabilities, Qualifications, Specific Skills and Experience:

Capabilities:

• Interdisciplinary teamwork: Collaborative and reflective contributions in ways that advance the work of your team, facilitate the contribution of others to foster a constructive team environment
• Entrepreneurship knowledge and skills: Knowledge and skills in relation to entrepreneurship (i.e. presenting, interviewing, pitching, etc)
• Critical thinking: Critical and creative thinking in relation to how value is created and captured
• Communication skills: Effective interpersonal and communication skills, empathy and succinct visual, oral, written and digital presentation skills with diverse stakeholders about entrepreneurial opportunities
• Wider community considerations: Integration of ethical, social, political and environmental responsibilities when considering entrepreneurial initiatives.
• Strategic thinking and decision-making: Strategic solutions within an entrepreneurial context.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

• Relevant tertiary qualifications
• Proven track record and direct responsibility for data management, automation and analytics
• Expert working knowledge of Salesforce, relational databases and data tools
• Highly technically capable, a technology evangelist
• Sound strategic knowledge of engagement (communications and marketing)
• Efficiency in administration and reporting systems, student learning platforms (such as OpenLearning), project management tools (such as BaseCamp), event management (such as EventBrite) and survey tools (TypeForm)

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE) is a globally unique new partnership between 12 tertiary institutions – all 11 NSW universities and TAFE NSW, headquartered in Australia’s highest density startup precinct. SSE is making the opportunities of an entrepreneurial mindset and skills accessible to the next generation of NSW student entrepreneurs through academic and co-curricular learning activities.

Established 2016 with cornerstone investment by NSW Government, SSE launched in August 2017 and has already hosted more than 50+ activities, welcoming more than 3,000 people to Campus including over 1,000 students. www.sse.edu.au

About the Role

SSE is seeking an individual highly capable in development to create and achieve long term strategies and relationships for philanthropy, corporate partnerships, grants and awards. They will secure significant financial and inkind support from the diverse SSE community of academic members, industry partners and student entrepreneurs.

Operating environment

This is a newly created senior leadership role to join the high achieving SSE team committed to continuing the launch momentum and building a successful enterprise.  Highly valued by higher education members, industry partners and student entrepreneurs, SSE is an emerging global point of reference in fostering entrepreneurship.

Key accountabilities

1. Development strategy

  • Build the development strategy to achieve business strategy and objectives
  • Philanthropy: Establish and grow a portfolio of Trusts, Foundations and Donors to secure gifts, multi-year commitments and annual giving; prospect research, wealth screening and profile development to build an ongoing pipeline; uplift existing relationships with a view to maximising income and manage timely and effective submissions for trusts and foundation to generate a significant ($AUD millions) at steady state
  • Corporate Partnerships: Develop sponsorship pipeline, proposal and secure partners for scholarships, sponsorships, contra and in kind. Map the goals, implement campaigns and report on traction achieved.

2. Stakeholder Engagement

  • Develop a development stakeholder map identifying all existing and prospective relationships and plan for bespoke engagement
  • Lead an effective program of research, identification, cultivation, engagement and stewardship to secure the full spectrum of support
  • Build and maintain a network of strong stakeholder relationships across academic, government, corporate and philanthropic sectors, ensuring appropriate cultivation of key funders and influencers
  • Supported by database expert, build and grow development database of all relationships, leads, track all philanthropic contributions and partnership contra, maintain accurate records of correspondence, contribution and impact

3. People and Culture

  • Reporting to the COO, working closely with the CEO, Chair and senior leadership team to deliver the development strategy
  • Contribute to governance and business planning (strategy, forecasting and reporting)
  • Model the tone and culture of relationships, capability and performance; coach and mentor broader SSE team and resources

4. Strategic Communications and Special Projects

  • Plan and execute special engagement projects and campaigns as required
  • Collaborate closely with the Engagement and activity teams to support the development strategy and business objectives by coordinating the events communications calendar and initiatives and meet all recognition, reporting and partnership deliverables

Capabilities, Qualifications, Specific Skills and Experience:

Capabilities:

  • Interdisciplinary teamwork: Collaborate and contribute to advance the work of SSE, facilitate the contribution of others to foster a constructive environment
  • Entrepreneurship knowledge and skills: Knowledge and skills in relation to entrepreneurship (i.e. presenting, interviewing, pitching, etc)
  • Critical thinking: Critical and creative thinking in relation to how value is created and captured
  • Communication skills: Effective interpersonal and communication skills, empathy and succinct visual, oral, written and digital presentation skills to a diverse group of stakeholders about entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Wider community considerations: Integration of ethical, social, political and environmental responsibilities when considering entrepreneurial initiatives
  • Strategic thinking and decision-making: Strategic solutions within an entrepreneurial context

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications.
  • An active collaborator with internal and external stakeholders
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills
  • Senior fundraising and partnership experience role with a significant and proven track record
  • Demonstrated experience managing concurrent projects and programs
  • Existing network with and decision making access to Australian giving circles
  • Efficiency in administration and reporting, relational database (ideally Salesforce) communications platforms (social media, Campaign Monitor)
  • Proven ability in managing and influencing complex stakeholders and effective long lasting relationships.

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE) is a globally unique new partnership between 12 tertiary institutions – all 11 NSW universities and TAFE NSW, headquartered in Australia’s highest density startup precinct. SSE is making the opportunities of an entrepreneurial mindset and skills accessible to the next generation of NSW student entrepreneurs through academic and co-curricular learning activities.

Established 2016 with cornerstone investment by NSW Government, SSE launched in August 2017 and has already hosted more than 50+ activities, welcoming more than 3,000 people to Campus including over 1,000 students. www.sse.edu.au

About the role

Help SSE enact a step change and cultural shift in entrepreneurial education across NSW, Australia and internationally. Leveraging the capacity of the globally unprecedented SSE partnership, design and deliver teaching and learning opportunities.

Operating environment

A newly created role working across a high performing team, reporting to the Education and Training Director, the Designer will relish the opportunities of a start-up environment in an academic setting.

1. Learning Design and Development:

  • Translate entrepreneurial education and processes into clear and concise instructional content by collaborating with the SSE subject matter experts.
  • Adapt existing and create new instructional content to support SSE activities.
  • Utilise various methods for deploying learning and experience in advising SSE members and partners on the best method
  • Design and develop a range of learning support not limited to teaching and facilitator guides, work instructions and presentation materials
  • Monitor and analyse the performance of curriculum programs to guide current and future strategies
  • Co-ordinate and manage Learning Management System/s for all curriculum requirements
  • Co-ordinate and implement special projects as required

2. Stakeholder management:

  • Build and maintain a strong working relationship with unit academic leads, unit industry leads and SSE members.
  • Ensure consultation and ongoing engagement with curriculum network such as with the Fellows Program and the Advisory Committee.
  • Co-ordinate and implement procedures with appropriate representatives of all 12 partner institutions.
  • Support Head of Education and Training for Academic Committee and as required

3. Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement:

  • Implement learning design standards and quality assurance for all activities.
  • Stay up-to-date with best practice learning design methodologies and incorporate them into SSE’s framework.
  • Manage expert external consultants and leverage member and SSE expertise to to manage curriculum development quality assurance to agreed timelines.

Capabilities, Qualifications, Specific Skills and Experience:

Capabilities:

  • Interdisciplinary teamwork: Collaborative and reflective contributions in ways that advance the work of your team, facilitate the contribution of others to foster a constructive team environment.
  • Entrepreneurship knowledge and skills: Knowledge and skills in relation to entrepreneurship (i.e. presenting, interviewing, pitching, etc)
  • Critical thinking: Critical and creative thinking in relation to how value is created and captured
  • Communication skills: Effective interpersonal and communication skills, empathy and succinct visual, oral, written and digital presentation skills with diverse stakeholders about entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Wider community considerations: Integration of ethical, social, political and environmental responsibilities when considering entrepreneurial initiatives.
  • Strategic thinking and decision-making: Strategic solutions within an entrepreneurial context.

Qualifications, skills and Experience:

    • Experience across all phases of learning and development including analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation
    • Expertise in educational instructional design in a tertiary environment
    • Senior understanding of unit and curriculum development in multidisciplinary and interinstitutional programs in an Australian and international higher educational setting with a proven track record
    • Efficiency in administration and reporting, relational database (ideally Salesforce), student learning platforms (OpenLearning) and project management tools (such as BaseCamp)
    • Relevant tertiary qualifications
    • An active collaborator with internal and external stakeholders
    • Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills
    • Demonstrated experience managing concurrent projects and programs
    • Existing network and decision-making access to entrepreneurship and academia
    • Proven ability in managing and influencing complex stakeholders and effective long lasting relationships.

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE) is a globally unique new partnership between 12 tertiary institutions – all 11 NSW universities and TAFE NSW, headquartered in Australia’s highest density startup precinct. SSE is making the opportunities of an entrepreneurial mindset and skills accessible to the next generation of NSW student entrepreneurs through academic and co-curricular learning activities.

Established 2016 with cornerstone investment by NSW Government, SSE launched in August 2017 and has already hosted more than 50+ activities, welcoming more than 3,000 people to Campus including over 1,000 students. www.sse.edu.au

About the role

Help SSE enact a step change and cultural shift in entrepreneurial education across NSW, Australia and internationally. Leveraging the capacity of the globally unprecedented SSE partnership, the role is an honest broker and facilitator to create and curate teaching and learning opportunities that no one individual or institution could achieve alone.

Operating environment

A newly created senior leadership role working across a high performing team, the Director will relish the opportunities of a start-up environment in an academic setting.

Key accountabilities

  1. Unit and Curriculum Development
  • Design, develop and deliver nine SSE learning activities to global significance
  • Secure pathways at 12 member institutions to make SSE accessible for all
  • Champion experiential education and applied entrepreneurship training
  • Knowledge delivering across geographically dispersed participations balancing remote and intensive learning
  • Knowledge of contemporary mechanisms and techniques in academic structures such as but not limited to micro credentialing
  • Implement quality assurance and continual quality enhancement
  • Integrate teaching and learning throughout all SSE activities
  1. People and Culture
  • Reporting to the COO, working closely with the CEO and Academic Committee, members and partners to deliver the business strategy
  • As member of the senior leadership team, model the tone and culture of relationships, capability and performance
  • Coach, empower and inspire the internal Education and Training team and external Member and Partner resources to achieve SSE vision
  • Contribute to governance and business planning (strategy, forecasting and reporting)
  • Recruit and manage Intern/s, providing technical project management, goals and objectives for the activities, evaluate performance and complete reporting.
  1. Stakeholder Engagement
  • Develop a stakeholder map to integrate and identifying all existing and prospective education and training relationships and plan for engagement
  • Build and maintain a network of strong relationships between SSE and education, entrepreneurship, government, development, student and community stakeholders in NSW, Australia and globally
  • Supported by Database Manager, build and grow education and training database of all relationships, leads, track all educators, trainers, entrepreneurs in residence, mentors and advisors “paying it forward” to SSE community, maintaining accurate records of correspondence, contribution and impact.
  1. Project Management
  • Lead the Education and Training Designer and Project Coordinators to deliver the Education and Training strategy and business objectives
  • Manage the SSE Fellows Program.

Capabilities, Qualifications, Specific Skills and Experience:

Capabilities:

  • Interdisciplinary teamwork: Collaborate and contribute to advance the work of SSE, facilitate the contribution of others to foster a constructive environment
  • Entrepreneurship knowledge and skills: Knowledge and skills in relation to entrepreneurship (i.e. presenting, interviewing, pitching, etc)
  • Critical thinking: Critical and creative thinking in relation to how value is created and captured
  • Communication skills: Effective interpersonal and communication skills, empathy and succinct visual, oral, written and digital presentation skills to a diverse group of stakeholders about entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Wider community considerations: Integration of ethical, social, political and environmental responsibilities when considering entrepreneurial initiatives
  • Strategic thinking and decision-making: Strategic solutions within an entrepreneurial context

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications
  • An active collaborator with internal and external stakeholders
  • Senior understanding of unit and curriculum development in multidisciplinary and interinstitutional programs in an Australian and international higher educational setting with a proven track record
  • Success leading and managing teams through project and performance planning, training and development, career development.
  • Efficiency in administration and reporting, relational database (ideally Salesforce), student learning platforms (such as OpenLearning) and project management tools (such as BaseCamp)
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrated experience managing concurrent projects and programs
  • Network and decision-making access to entrepreneurship and academia
    Proven ability in managing and influencing complex stakeholders and effective long lasting relationships.

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE) is a globally unique new partnership between 12 tertiary institutions – all 11 NSW universities and TAFE NSW, headquartered in Australia’s highest density startup precinct. SSE is making the opportunities of an entrepreneurial mindset and skills accessible to the next generation of NSW student entrepreneurs through academic and co-curricular learning activities.

Established 2016 with cornerstone investment by NSW Government, SSE launched in August 2017 and has already hosted more than 50+ activities, welcoming more than 3,000 people to Campus including over 1,000 students. www.sse.edu.au

About the Role

Reveal brand SSE in full flight across every touchpoint by designing and deploying a highly engaging marketing, communications and media strategy across all business units.

Operating Environment

This is a senior leadership role to join the high achieving SSE team committed to continuing the launch momentum and build a powerful brand and reputation for quality. In the context of a startup environment in an academic setting, the role works alongside all business units to showcase the storytelling potential and grow audience reach and engagement.

Key Accountabilities

1. Strategic Marketing, Media and Communications

  • Lead the engagement team to Design, develop and deliver the engagement mix executing campaigns and initiatives across all platforms
  • Project Manage Procure, brief and manage suppliers to deadlines and budget
  • Monitor and analyse the ROI, insights and performance of all initiatives to future strategies and success
  • Communications: Manage and control Corporate Affairs, Build the ongoing profile of SSE and opportunities for recognition of achievements through awards programs, meet all recognition, reporting and partnership deliverables
  • Marketing: Plan and deploy all activity communications and initiatives across marketing, digital and social to create evidence based, insightful and highly automated engagement
  • Media: Secure wide range of coverage of SSE initiatives

2. Stakeholder Engagement

  • Develop a development stakeholder map identifying all existing and prospective relationships and plan for engagement
  • Build and maintain a network of strong stakeholder relationships across academic, government, corporate, media, startup and philanthropic sectors, and particularly equivalent contacts to leverage all engagement opportunities and communications to maximise mutual benefit and building the diverse SSE community
  • Supported by database expert, build and grow database of all relationships, and the stories of SSE student entrepreneurs, guest lecturers, advisors, etc, maintaining accurate records of correspondence and contribution.

3. People and Culture:

  • Contribute to governance and business planning (strategy, forecasting and reporting)
  • Model the tone and culture of relationships, capability and performance
  • Coach, empower and inspire the internal Engagement team and external Member and Partner resources to achieve SSE vision
  • Lead the Marketing and Communications Coordinators and collaborate with Data Manager to deliver the Engagement strategy and business objectives
  • Effectively manage expert consultants, external unit leads and suppliers, interns and other support resources
  • Lead and manage special projects as required
  • In collaboration with other Directors, Recruit and manage Intern/s, providing technical project management, help develop goals and objectives for the activities, prepare operating plans and evaluate intern progress and reporting.

Capabilities, Qualifications, Specific Skills and Experience:

Capabilities:

  • Interdisciplinary teamwork: Collaborate and contribute to advance the work of SSE, facilitate the contribution of others to foster a constructive environment
  • Entrepreneurship knowledge and skills: Knowledge and skills in relation to entrepreneurship (i.e. presenting, interviewing, pitching, etc)
  • Critical thinking: Critical and creative thinking to create and capture value.
  • Communication skills: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, empathy and succinct visual, oral, written and digital presentation skills with diverse stakeholders about entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Wider community considerations: Integration of ethical, social, political and environmental responsibilities when considering entrepreneurial initiatives.
  • Strategic thinking and decision-making: Strategic solutions within an entrepreneurial context.
  • Lead and manage people: Inspire, engage and motivate people and develop capability and potential. Establish clear priorities and objectives and coach, manage and mentor individuals to achieve their objectives. Support, promote and champion change and assist others to engage with change.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications
  • An active collaborator with internal and external stakeholders
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills
  • Senior engagement experience with direct responsibility for and proven track record of high profile marketing and communications activities and campaigns
  • Demonstrated experience managing concurrent projects and programs
  • Existing network with and access to Australian and international media
  • Efficiency in administration and reporting, relational database (ideally Salesforce) digital platforms (social media, Campaign Monitor, SEO, CMS)
  • Proven ability in managing and influencing complex stakeholders and effective long lasting relationships.

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE) is a globally unique new partnership between 12 tertiary institutions – all 11 NSW universities and TAFE NSW, headquartered in Australia’s highest density startup precinct. SSE is making the opportunities of an entrepreneurial mindset and skills accessible to the next generation of NSW student entrepreneurs through academic and co-curricular learning activities.

Established 2016 with cornerstone investment by NSW Government, SSE launched in August 2017 and has already hosted more than 50+ activities, welcoming more than 3,000 people to Campus including over 1,000 students. www.sse.edu.au

About the Role

The embodiment of entrepreneurship itself, the Project Coordinator (there are three) delivers impact, is always adapting and an inspiration to all of those around them. Support the Education and Training Director and Designer to coordinate learning activities and engagement events offered by SSE bringing together members, partners and student entrepreneurs to deliver key learning outcomes and uphold the inspiring SSE brand and experience.

Operating Environment

There are three newly created project coordinator roles to join the high achieving SSE team committed building a successful enterprise.  SSE is highly valued by higher education members and industry partners and student entrepreneurs and is an emerging global point of reference in fostering entrepreneurship.

Key accountabilities:

  1. Unit and Curriculum Support
  • Proactively support required to facilitate pathways for academic and cocurricular activities available to SSE members and pathways.
  • Integrate teaching and learning and brand SSE throughout all activities.
  1. Project Management
  • Lead the implement and continual improvement of all SSE activities to deliver a full spectrum of high impact activities on time, to budget, accessible to all.
  • Collaborate and brief other business functions (engagement, development, campus, finance, office of the CEO) to support activities to maximise impact and success
  • Anticipate and coordinate the event and travel logistics and material specifics all student and teacher requirements such as unit materials, mobility scholarships, team and teacher briefings, travel arrangements etc
  • Continually benchmark and measure performance via activity review
  • Coordinate and implement special projects as required. 
  1. Stakeholder Engagement
  • Build and maintain a strong working relationship with all stakeholders ranging from first year student entrepreneurs through to VIP international guest entrepreneurs, teaching teams, member alumni and the local and national entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Foster and develop relationships with equivalent project and event teams across at SSE members and connections with a wide range of industry partners
  • Deliver the SSE Fellows Program
  • Support the database expert, to build and grow database of all relationships, (student entrepreneurs, guest lecturers, advisors, etc, team, suppliers, activities), maintaining accurate records of correspondence, contribution to demonstrate the impact of SSE
  1. People and Culture
  • Plan, recruit and manage student interns using effective induction, coaching and mentoring, performance planning and feedback, training and development, and WHS processes.

Capabilities, Qualifications, Specific Skills and Experience:

Capabilities:

  • Interdisciplinary teamwork: Collaborate and contribute to advance the work of SSE, facilitate the contribution of others to foster a constructive environment
  • Entrepreneurship knowledge and skills: Knowledge and skills in relation to entrepreneurship (i.e. presenting, interviewing, pitching, etc)
  • Critical thinking: Critical and creative thinking in relation to how value is created and captured.
  • Communication skills: Effective interpersonal and communication skills, empathy and succinct visual, oral, written and digital presentation skills with diverse stakeholders about entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Wider community considerations: Integration of ethical, social, political and environmental responsibilities when considering entrepreneurial initiatives.
  • Strategic thinking and decision-making: Strategic solutions within an entrepreneurial context.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Demonstrated success in project management, balancing multiple priorities and simultaneous campaigns
  • Customer relations and client liaison experience
  • Efficiency in administration and reporting systems, relational database (ideally Salesforce), student learning platforms (such as OpenLearning), project management tools (such as BaseCamp), event management (such as EventBrite) and survey tools (TypeForm)
  • Proficient of Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook

The space

Centrally located in the thriving cultural, educational and entrepreneurial precinct of Ultimo in Sydney, SSE’s campus is a venue for activities that help build our community and provide opportunities for student entrepreneurs, members and partners to learn, collaborate and innovate.

Success.

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