Hive Coordinator - Innovation Specialist

South West Institute of TAFE

Warrnambool, VIC

Posted 9/10/2020

  • An exciting career opportunity
  • Fun & supportive workplace
  • Help turn our customers' dreams into a reality
Who is The Hive?
The Hive is a multi-purpose co-working, idea generating and small business incubator space. A place where budding entrepreneurs, small business owners or individuals with product ideas can come and collaborate to take innovative thoughts and turn them into reality.

The Hive will be the central entrepreneurial eco-system for community in south-west Victoria to connect and collaborate.

The Hive will welcome and support likeminded programs and providers such as the Ideas Place, an initiative of the Warrnambool City Council. The Hive will support and foster job creation while stimulating the economy of South West Victoria.

This position will be part of the SWTAFE Stakeholder Engagement Portfolio, reporting to the Executive Manager Stakeholder Engagement.

Position overview/your opportunity
  • Casual position
  • Warrnambool Campus
  • Great opportunity for growth
Are you a person who gets excited about connecting people? Is interested in developing a space for entrepreneurs, industry and social innovators to connect? Has a flair for effective and targeted communications, customer engagement, loves innovation, smashes IT and digital presentation, business operations, strategy, and much more.

This position will be responsible for driving The Hive co-working space. You will set the right vibe for taking the entrepreneurial eco-system to the next level. You will engage with internal and external stakeholders, to achieve key objectives to ensure The Hive is successful. You will be engaging and open, a leader who demonstrates professionalism, efficiency and commitment to quality.

Key Responsibilities
Key Responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
  • As the face of The Hive, you will be responsible for managing bookings and enquires, payments, scheduling, data collection, check-ins, tours, memberships and database, establishing a set of metrics for reporting across the ecosystem on event participation and other key measures.
  • Manage and work collaboratively with key stakeholders to ensure the successful implementation and delivery of programs, goals and targets including but not limited to –library users, All SWTAFE Divisions and staff and students, all stakeholders and connections within the ecosystem. Using program objectives, outcomes and evaluation, design and develop workshops and learning tools to inform program development, and facilitate workshops.
  • Manage the safety, presentation and security access of the co-working space for internal and external tenants. Including negotiating usage connecting users to opportunities within The Hive, and ensuring that all appropriate documentation is in place.
  • Ensure that policies and procedures relating to facilities are followed, including induction, workplace health and safety for The Hive members and new tenants, and complete general office duties as required.
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of all relevant legislative, regulatory and contractual obligations as well as policies.
  • A proactive approach, and proven time management skills, with a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, achieve goals and to work concurrently on, and prioritise, multiple tasks and work schedules.
Mandatory requirements
  • Relevant Degree or relevant post graduate qualification ideally in Business or Innovation and Entrepreneurism, Project Management and/or Events & Marketing
  • Lesser formal qualifications with substantial experience in a similar role will be considered
  • Employee Victorian Working with Children and satisfactory Police Check
Highly desirable requirements
  • Substantial experience using Microsoft Office products and relevant industry software and programs
We strive to be recognised as an employer of choice by providing staff with excellent working conditions and the opportunity for exciting career, personal and professional development opportunities including:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Community focused employer
  • Extensive Staff Development
  • Staff health & wellbeing programs
  • Staff discount program (Shop'n Save) & social club
  • Convenient campus locations

For further information please contact Geraldine Lewis, Executive Manager - Stakeholder Engagement on 03 5564 8841

Applications close: Sunday 27 September 2020

How to apply
If this role resonates with you and you have the necessary skills and experience, then we would like to hear from you.

To apply for the role, please click ‘Apply for this job’ and provide a copy of your cover letter containing your responses to the key selection criteria as outlined within the position description along with you current resume.

A full position description is available from our Careers at SWTAFE webpage.

South West TAFE is an equal opportunity employer; fostering a fair, safe and inclusive environment, embracing all forms of diversity.
We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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