This particular client applied for the role of School Partnerships Coordinator in the tertiary sector (a university in Victoria) and gained an interview. Typically, applications for roles in the tertiary sector involve addressing more criteria than asked for in government sector applications; and they are categorised into Essential and Desirable components with many more criteria in the Essential category. This particular application required the addressing of eight essential criteria and one desirable criterion. Typically for the desirable component, a single concise paragraph for each criterion is sufficient. Following are full excerpts of three essential criteria and the one desirable criterion.

ESSENTIAL

Significant experience in the educational sector…

I have taught and coordinated languages and literacy programs in both primary and secondary levels at various educational organisations in Melbourne since 2000; and I have performed several sessional tutor/lecturer roles at various tertiary institutions in Melbourne since 2004. In my previous role as Language and Study Skills Coordinator for the CCC Course at SSS, I developed the needs of learners, recommended study practices, and evaluated appropriate learning strategies for VET programs. Performing the Higher Education Learning and Academic Skills Program Leader role since 2009 at SSS, I manage the academic support program and guide students and academic staff with a focus on responsive teaching and learning. I have also coordinated an academic literacy development program in collaboration with academic staff in the Faculty of LLL.

Demonstrated success in developing and implementing programs to benefit students and families in the educational sector…

I have previously participated in the development and implementation of the French Language Exchange Program at PPP. This program resulted in the placement of 40 students in France’s LLL region where I was chaperone to the group for a six week period. The quality of the program and the respect students showed to French families engendered commendation by many parents; students were able to attend French schools as well as stay with French families. I developed and implemented the AIM method in conjunction with the Arts Department where parents attended the plays that students created after each semester at III School. The French Immersion Program was an ongoing success because both students and parents were able to monitor their progress throughout. I have also facilitated the learning process of language skills and classroom management for community language teachers throughout Victoria. These training sessions were completed successfully and resulted in higher attendance as well as providing benefits to families and students who were learning community languages. I have also coordinated just-in-times lectures, academic orientations, and workshops on various teaching and learning topics at SSS which focused on student learning support. These programs were well attended have been made available for online access.

High level organisational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritise competing demands and tasks under pressure…

As Senior Administration Officer and Examination Coordinator for the Faculty of EEE at RRR, I worked in a team where I carefully planned all examination timetables for DDD School. I paid extra attention to detail in order to accurately list all examinations, their timetables and venues. I emailed timetable drafts to all the academics well before the examination period to allow for any changes and feedback; and thus, I was able to finalise the timetables under tight deadlines and receive all examination papers on time. Concurrently, I also coordinated the timetables of each examination supervisor for all examinations scheduled. I worked under pressure for each examination period and liaised with faculty members, administrative staff and up to 45 casual exam supervisors on a daily basis throughout the scheduling process. As the Disability Liaison Coordinator for the Faculty of EEE, I coordinated examinations for students with special needs. With the assistance of other team members, I filed examination papers in a safe place whilst also ensuring academics received their examination papers on time.

DESIRABLE

Experience in budget management and reporting…

As Senior Administrative Officer at RRR, I gained experience in budget management and reporting processes; I managed the budget requirements for the examination period; attended meetings and wrote the report for the examinations of the Faculty of Engineering. As a Head of SSS at WWW College, I managed the budget for the SSS program which included payments for excursion, resources and staff; and I developed and wrote the yearly report requested by senior management. As Learning Skills Advisor at SSS, I wrote the Higher Education Report for 2008 and 2009 on behalf of the management team; I also attended departmental meetings, and planned higher education academic staff meetings to discuss budgetary requirements, progress of projects/works, and so forth.

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