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Students Wanted: Be the next INCUBATE Program Coordinator

Applications are now open for INCUBATE’s Projects Co-ordinator for 2016. Working closely with INCUBATE team and our startups, we’re seeking talented and entrepreneurial minded student leaders to apply.

Applications close: 10am, Tuesday 26th April 2016. Interested students need to apply with the University of Sydney Union here.

Role Duration: Approximately 6 months, June – November 2016 with possible 6-month extension for the same role in  the Summer Cycle.

Is this for me?

INCUBATE is seeking a person with an enthusiasm for supporting the on-campus startup community as well as excellent organisational, communication, social media and event planning skills.

The Incubate Program Co-ordinator is a Student Leadership volunteer role. The role offers valuable benefits to entrepreneurial students. It provides leadership opportunities, work and communications experience, opportunities to organise and attend entrepreneur events, meet Incubate program mentors and supporters, and build event management experience.

Please review the full Role Description (download here) for further details of the scope and requirements of this role.

Indigenous applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this and all USU roles.

No holidays should be planned to coincide with the appointment period. Any potential holidays or exchange programs should be discussed with the Incubate Program Manager before you commit to them.


The Incubate Program Co-ordinator will be eligible for an honorarium of $5000. Honorarium payment is contingent on the Incubate Program Co-ordinator successfully fulfilling their responsibilities and meeting KPIs.

Interview Dates

Short-listed Applicants must be available for an interview of approximately 20 minutes duration on the following dates:

  • the Friday 6th May between 9am and 5pm
  • Friday 13th May 2016 between 9am and 5pm

Selection Criteria

 Essential Availability Criteria

  1. Current University of Sydney Student
  2. University of Sydney Union Membership (current Access Card holder) for the duration of your tenure in this role.
  3. Able to commit to at least 10 hours per week worked in the USU office to coordinate the Incubate Program (From June 2016 onwards)

Essential Competency Criteria

  • Demonstrated interest or experience in start ups, entrepreneurism and innovative ideas
  • Demonstrated understanding of appropriate behaviours around engaging with key external and internal business stakeholders, potential mentors and industry partners
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the USU and its activities.
  • Sound organisation, administration and planning skills, with a demonstrated ability to manage complex tasks, challenging projects and competing deadlines concurrently
  • Ability to liaise, interact and communicate effectively and easily with a broad range of people, both internal and external to an organisation, in a professional and ethical manner
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and strategically and to plan ahead
  • High level of computer literacy, in particular in the Microsoft suite of applications
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • A positive and collaborative approach to team work
  • Ability to commit to the time and workload involved
  • Ability to develop and adhere to an allocated budget.

Desirable Competency Criteria

  • Experience in management and delivery of events in accordance with a scheduled program
  • Experience with editing, sending and creating online newsletters using MailChimp
  • Experience with basic photo editing software such as Photoshop
  • Experience in social media communications, specifically managing and curating Twitter posts and Facebook pages
  • Experience in writing and publishing articles, specifically using WordPress
  • Management of survey tools such as SurveyMonkey
  • Management of an shared office space
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the University, and its associated bodies.
  • Demonstrated participation in the USU and its activities.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Knowledge of WHS issues relevant to work activities and work area
  • Knowledge of safe work procedures and WHS training relevant to work activities and work area
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