Student Living Coordinator University of Newcastle


  • Guide and Mentor Young Leaders
  • Shape and support the experience of our students beyond the classroom
  • Design and implement training and development for emerging residential community leaders to foster their personal growth and community support

 Be challenged and imagine with us

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of young people? Do you thrive in a dynamic, team-oriented environment where you can guide and inspire students to reach their full potential? If so, the University of Newcastle has an exciting opportunity for you to join our Student Living Support team as a Student Living Support Coordinator.

The University of Newcastle is committed to fostering a vibrant and supportive community for our students. The Student Living Support team plays a crucial role in creating a safe, inclusive, and enriching residential experience for our students. As a Student Living Support Coordinator, you will be at the forefront of this mission, working collaboratively with student leaders and community members to build a strong, cohesive living environment. You will

  • Train and mentor residential leaders to provide effective support and guidance to the resident community.
  • Oversee community consultation to gather insights and feedback, shaping the development of a holistic educational program.
  • Design and implement programs that promote personal development, life skills, and community engagement.
  • Provide conflict resolution guidance to help young residents navigate challenges and maintain a harmonious living environment.
  • Collaborate within a passionate team to support overall operations and create a united approach to student support.
  • Serve as a role model, coach, and mentor to students, helping them grow as leaders and community members.

 This Fixed Term position is a full time 12-month opportunity with the potential to become ongoing at a HEW 6 Higher Education Level and will be based at Callaghan.

About our University

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities. 

For more information click here – Our Uni. 

What we offer

In addition to working for a university that is breaking boundaries, discovering new ways of thinking and cementing a place as a global leader, we offer a range of benefits to our employees to ensure you balance your commitments, stay healthy and work effectively.

 These include:

  •  The remuneration for this position is from $82,707 – $91,259 p.a. +17% superannuation and is commensurate with skills and experience
  • Flexible working arrangements (in line with the University’s Flexible Work Policy
  • 17% super and salary packaging
  • Additional University Holiday days, generous personal leave and parental leave, annual leave loading and additional purchased leave scheme
  • Discounts in private health insurance, gym memberships, software, travel and more
  • Wellbeing programs

Your next steps

Please visit here for a guide on how to apply for a role. 

If viewing this on a job board other than the University’s please click ‘Apply’ to reach the University’s website, where a copy of the Position Description can be accessed. Please download a copy before commencing your application.

Your application must include: 

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter outlining your motivation to apply for this opportunity
  • A statement addressing the Essential Criteria listed below:
  1. A degree in Education, Social Work, Communications, Arts, Business or related field with subsequent relevant experience; or extensive experience and specialist expertise or broad knowledge in related fields; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training.
  2. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills including the capacity to build relationships and an inter-disciplinary way of working.
  3. Demonstrated experience in the supervision of diverse (student) staff members, including providing support for professional development and training.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of pastoral care responsibilities with an ability to effectively manage student welfare, wellbeing, safety and security issues.
  5. Demonstrated experience in project planning, program planning and project management skills. With the ability to design, implement and evaluate development programs projects which support the development of academic, social and personal growth of residents.
  6. High level organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and manage several tasks simultaneously to meet competing deadlines, operating effectively under pressure.
  7. Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team or independently with minimal supervision.

Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document.

Your Cover Letter and Response to the Essential Criteria should not exceed 4 pages (approximately 2,000 words).

If you are enthusiastic about nurturing a restorative, safe, inclusive, and supportive residential community, and you possess the skills and passion to lead and inspire young minds, we encourage you to apply.

For specific position enquiries, please contact Djoeke van Loon, Senior Manager Student Living Support on (02) 49217131 or via email [email protected]

Having Difficulties? Please reach out to us: [email protected]

Closing date: Tuesday 12th September 2023 at 11.59pm AEST

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you




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