Title: Accreditation and Policy Officer
Location: Richmond, Victoria
Employment type: Two-year, fixed term. Part-time (0.4 FTE).
Salary: $80,000 - $90,000 (pro-rata)
Reports to: Research and Policy Manager
Further information: Elissa Campbell on (03) 9940 3900
About the business
Audiology Australia is the peak professional association representing audiologists in Australia. Audiology Australia's mission is to provide leadership in the science and practice of audiology through advocacy, education and networking. We enable audiologists to deliver the highest standards of person centered care.
Audiology Australia provides professional accreditation for audiologists, which is a requirement to provide audiological services that fall under Medicare, the Hearing Services Program, work cover schemes as well as many private health insurance funds.
The profession of audiology is self-regulating and Audiology Australia strives to help our members achieve the highest standards when delivering services to their clients.
About the role
Audiology Australia accredits all six University Audiology Programs in Australia. The role of Accreditation and Policy Officer will manage and contribute to the development of Audiology Australia's accreditation programs as well as support Audiology Australia's University Accreditation Committee and the Audiology Council of Deans.
The role will be part of a small team based at the National Office in Richmond, Victoria. Audiology Australia is an equal opportunity employer and provides a flexible and supportive working environment. Employees may therefore request flexible work arrangements to assist them in balancing work and life commitments.
Reporting to, and with the support of, the Research and Policy Manager, the role will see you involved in, but not limited to:
- Managing the accreditation program and moderating accreditation and re-accreditation audits (this will require some interstate travel)
- Working with international universities to develop an international accreditation program
- Review the core knowledge and competencies used to assess university program accreditation
- Developing a White Paper on the future of audiology as a profession to better enable universities to tailor audiology programs to meet the needs of students now and in the future
- Providing secretarial support for the University Accreditation Committee, and the Audiology Council of Deans
- Drafting reports, briefs and correspondence to inform the board, members and other key stakeholders of accreditation developments
- Other research and policy duties as requested from time to time by the Research and Policy Manager.
Key selection criteria
- Experience working with university policies and programs
- Experience in writing reports for a range of audiences
- Knowledge of university accreditation processes
- Exceptional written communication skills
- Excellent organisational and time-management skills
- Ability to undertake complex or technical investigations, quickly synthesise information, and make recommendations for actions
- Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, as well as independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships with stakeholders
- Relevant tertiary qualification in administration, education, planning, policy, health or other relevant field
- Experience working for a not-for-profit, member-based association
How to apply
To learn more about Audiology Australia, visit our website www.audiology.asn.au. For more information on this position, please contact the Research and Policy Manager, Elissa Campbell on (03) 9940 3900
Closing date for applications is cob Friday 16 March 2018.
Your application should include a cover letter, resume, and a brief description addressing each of the key selection criteria above. Please send to: email@example.com.