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Student Engagement Coordinator - Flexible location

Challenges Abroad Australia


Challenges Abroad Australia is a social enterprise that offers a range of exciting student led volunteer programs that provide our participants with the opportunity to experience a new culture and develop as global citizens while making a difference to disadvantaged communities overseas. Our mission is to ignite compassion and to create a generation of global citizens. We do this through providing structured overseas community programs for young adults including group programs, individual experiences and internships in 7 destinations. We offer university promoted programs that are linked to course credit as well as student led experiences as part of our Challenge Leader program.

Our aim is to excel in creating innovative overseas programs that are mutually beneficial to both the local community and our volunteers and to become known as the organisation of choice in Australia for responsible overseas volunteering.

Every CAA program supports the goals and objectives of our international development charity, The FutureSense Foundation and has an equally profound impact on the community as it does student participants. We take our volunteers outside their comfort zone and into unique and vibrant cultures where they are able to share their skills on meaningful real-world programs.


We’re looking for an energetic, passionate person to join our small and dynamic team. As we navigate into the post-COVID world in relation to international opportunities, we’re looking for someone to work on all aspects of the business, with the support of our current Student Engagement Manager. You will be working across our individual, group and internship programs as well as supporting our University Programs and Partnerships. You will work to recruit students on our overseas programs in 2022, support our current Virtual Internship program, as well as fostering existing university partnerships and program development into 2022. You will work mostly remotely from your home and be required to travel to visit various universities across Australia. Due to this, we're looking for someone based in QLD, NSW or VIC. The role offers a lot of responsibility, independence and the opportunity to develop personally and professionally. Not to mention the amazing opportunities to travel overseas to see our programs first hand! There is a possibility for the position to be part-time for the initial few months, we can discuss this option during the interview process.


  • Developing marketing plans to meet the set targets
  • Increasing our brand presence using social media and other promotional avenues
  • Recruiting volunteers and challenge leaders to travel on our programs
  • Mentoring your challenge leaders throughout their leadership program
  • Supporting volunteers as they prepare to travel
  • Keeping on top of developments in the industry
  • Providing input for new product developments for us to continue to grow as an organisation
  • Maintaining and strengthening existing university partnerships
  • Developing new university partnerships across Australia to offer credit bearing international programs for their students
  • Support student groups to develop into Global Citizens through preparation and mentoring
  • Coordinate promotional material
  • Writing and applying for grants relevant to international student mobility
  • Adhering to and improving on existing processes relevant to university and student support
  • Liaising with relevant internal and external stakeholders to develop programs and the relevant documentation and promotional material


You will need to be an outgoing individual, with a high degree of energy and enthusiasm, as well as exceptional interpersonal skills and a professional manner. We would expect you to have:

  • Previous experience working in the university mobility sector OR a demonstrated in-depth understanding of the sector
  • Experience promoting products to students
  • Personal experience of travelling and volunteering overseas
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to create and deliver engaging presentations
  • The ability to work independently and remotely
  • Previous sales and/or marketing experience


We are offering a competitive remuneration package with a high incentive structure on delivery of business goals and targets. The package will be based on experience and tailored to the individual.

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