UOWD8639 - Student Life and Events Officer

Business Unit: Administration
Job Family: Student Services
Department: Student Services
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Location: Dubai
About UOWD:

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the region’s oldest, most prestigious and forward-thinking tertiary institutions. Our curriculum and teaching practices reflect those of UOW Australia, which constantly ranks among the top 2% of universities worldwide, and are nationally and internationally recognized. Our continuous efforts in providing an education of world-class standards, are evident in our longstanding ranking in graduate employability and also the reason why our graduates are highly sought after by employers.

UOWD is truly a dynamic and diverse institution that offers a broad spectrum of programs in Business, Engineering, Information Sciences as well as Arts, Media and Humanities, aiming to develop graduates who are ethical, agile, technologically literate and ready for multicultural workplaces. Our programs are relevant and industry related with a strong focus on encouraging creative and critical thinking, problem-solving and the development of unique leadership skill sets.


The position is responsible for engaging students in various activities, initiatives, programs and events, organizing on and off campus extracurricular events and developing and implementing policies and procedures for student activities, encourages students to be committed, enthusiastic about the student life at UOWD.

 Supporting the creation and delivery of the leadership program, assist in building relationships with external partners and focusing on programs and events that are designed to foster and strengthen the relationship between the University and its alumni by cultivating and maintain relationships with the alumni, relevant internal and external stakeholders.

The position will also be facilitating the graduation ceremonies while effectively managing the budget constraint and providing quality service to clients.

Key areas of responsibility include but are not limited to the following:

  • Project manage the development, enhancement and planning of student activities related to SEDO functions, programs and clubs, societies and activities.
  • Contribute to and coordinate the development, enhancement and planning of student leadership programs including Student Representative Council, and UOWDx Program.
  • Planning, implementation coordination and administration of services and programs which enhance the educational and social experience of all students.
  • Support and coordinate students, alumni engagement activities including graduation, Alumni and student engagement events and other events in consultation with the appropriate Senior Management, Suppliers and Venue.
  • Monitor, analyse issues, data, research and produce reports detailing projects, initiatives and operation matters, and create the results of feedback surveys from programs and services.
Education and Experience:


  • Tertiary Qualification in relevant area
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience in a similar role
  • Working experience in the education industry and experience working in the UAE


  • Experience working in University, Hospitality, Entertainment or Marketing/PR/Advertising industries
  • Experience working with different cultures and ages
Knowledge and Skills:


  • Teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated sound customer service skills
  • Communication and networking skills
  • Ability to Plan, coordinate and organise events
  • Fluency in written/spoken English
  • Proven ability to manage a team of stakeholders from different levels of the organization
  • A capacity to work under pressure
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines which maintaining high level attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office


  • Budget and financial awareness
  • Ability to manage relationships
Personal Attributes:
  • Is agile and adaptable.
  • Is a team player
  • Ability to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality at all times
  • Has integrity and operates with transparency
  • Resilient and adaptable to change
Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV
2. Passport-size photograph