Community leader application

Be a Community Leader in 2021

Following a comprehensive review of the Student Leader role, the newly shaped UOW accommodation Community Leader and Senior Community Leader roles have been created for 2021.

Applications are now open for Community Leader roles across all UOW Accommodation sites for 2021

Community Leaders in UOW accommodation provide an important contribution to the residential community. The main purpose of the Community Leader is to act as a catalyst for positive social engagement by building positive relationships within their residence, creating engaged, connected and resilient communities. This is achieved by providing support and guidance, community engagement activities and a sense of belonging.

Community Leaders are supported in their role by various staff 24/7.  New to UOW Accommodation in 2021 are the Community Assistant staff members who will also be there to support and guide residents outside office hours.

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Role benefits

  • Opportunities to make a positive difference to other residents, the community and yourself;
  • Ability to create and affect a warm, welcoming and inclusive community where diverse students feel accepted and appreciated;
  • Develop transferable and career-ready skills such as leadership, teamwork and collaboration, communication, conflict resolution, influencing & enabling others;
  • Opportunities to learn and grow personally by enhancing your emotional self-knowledge and increasing your self-confidence, adaptability and flexibility;
  • Receive a Rental Scholarship to the value of 40% for Community Leaders and 60% for Senior Community Leaders.

Role expectations

You will be working with a friendly, professional and supportive team who value wellbeing and building engaged and connected communities. The workload will vary throughout the session, with the start of year a particularly busy period, especially around check-in and orientation.

More detailed information on the expectations and requirements of the role can be found below.

More information and FAQs

Recruitment process

At UOW, our purpose is to inspire a better future through education, research and partnership, promoting safe, respectful and socially inclusive communities where our common commitment to equity, diversity, reconciliation and human dignity is lived by all – What’s YOUR Purpose?

To help us understand your purpose, values and beliefs, you are to provide a short 2-3min video that communicates your:

  • Values, passions and motivation for being a Community Leader;
  • Vision for student residences;
  • Capacity and experience working within a diverse team and/or how you have helped create a sense of belonging within a community.

How you express this is totally up to you. It could be in the form of a poem, series of pictures, testimonials from others, or you simply talking directly to the camera. Whatever it is and however it is presented, just make sure it addresses the above 3 points, is at least introduced by you (image and voice) and reflects the essence of who you are.

Recruitment timeline

12 October 2020 Recruitment opens
20 October 2020 Recruitment period closes at 11.59pm
21-23 October 2020 Shortlisting takes place
26-29 October 2020 Interviews are held
30 October 2020 Deliberations are finalised
2 November 2020 Candidates are notified of the outcome

How to apply

Your 2-3min video and accompanied resume are to be submitted via the Apply Now button below in the following formats:

  • Video: to be saved on a file sharing platform (e.g. google drive, dropbox etc.) with the relevant url link provided (please ensure you have set the sharing permissions);
  • Resume: pdf file.

Once your application has been received, you will be sent a confirmation email, so ensure your email address and contact details are correct.

If you have everything ready to go 

 Apply now