About the role

The Orientation Coordinator manages all aspects of Arc’s Orientation programming and the ‘Yellow Shirts’ program, recruiting a dedicated team of student volunteers, and overseeing and facilitating them in bringing together a week-long event that meets the aims and objectives of Arc and the University in an Arc-mazing O-Week celebration.

This is your chance to have a huge impact on the campus community of UNSW – to manage a team of lively student leaders, create opportunities for student volunteers, gain experience in events and services and help Arc and UNSW build the best introduction to the student experience possible.

If you are ready to level up O-Week, then apply now! We’ve been waiting for you.

Who are we?

Arc is pretty great. It's the kind of place where we wrap people's desks in gift wrap for their birthdays, have table tennis meetings, eat cake and Friday happy hours start at 5pm (ok... 4.45pm). Located on the University of New South Wales campus, Arc is one of Australia's biggest & best student organisations and it is made up of a dynamic and energetic group of people focused on providing students and clients with the best experience possible. We work hard. We expect results. But we have fun doing it.


The Orientation Coordinator’s aim is to inspire and support student volunteers to deliver the best orientation to incoming students, developing the logistical and organisational skills of students and meeting the strategic needs of Arc’s O-Week program.

Check out the position description for all the details. Essentially what we need you to do is:

  • Support student volunteers at all levels of the program and manage their development/goals
  • Coordinate and lead a team and fostering a positive environment in Organising Team
  • Assist all Organising Team members achieve their portfolio goals and Squad Leaders achieve their leadership goals
  • Support other student leaders and staff members to complete their duties and meet their O-Week objectives
  • Volunteer Program Admin Tasks
  • Oversee the proper spending and reporting on the programs budgets
  • Reporting on Volunteer participation and program performance
  • Plan and make O-Week happen to ensure the orientation and enrichment of the first year UNSW student experience
  • Assist with the planning and delivery of the comprehensive orientation experience for first years, from before they set foot on campus, to their first few weeks
  • Assist with the planning and delivery of O-Weeks in T2 and T3
  • Be passionate about Arc and our mission to constantly improve student life

Skills & experience

You will have a sound understanding and appreciation of how the Yellow Shirts program works. You will cherish the 30 odd years that have come before, but not be afraid to stay flexible and make the changes necessary to make sure the program lasts another 30 years.

To be successful in this role you should be energetic, proactive and dedicated. You should also understand that working in a Student Organisation will mean you find yourself holding BBQ tongs every so often and realise that strategically it is sometimes best to let the CEO win at the Table Tennis table.

You will understand and embrace the student demographic, how to reach them, what makes them tick and how to run a volunteer program and events that they will love. Along with your sweet interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills, you're enthusiastic and keen to share knowledge, lead and get creative with fresh new ideas.

What We Can Offer You

  • Casual rate: $29.15ph + Super
  • Average hours per week: 15-25 (less hours during session, increased hours out of session)
  • A unique opportunity to help shape the Orientation experience
  • Flexible hours to suit your Uni timetable
  • A staff mentor to help you develop the skills needed for the role
  • A fun, fast and driven environment with lots of potential for learning and growth
  • Awesome professional experience working in a sector -leading organisation
  • A spot on our (currently underperforming) netball team
  • More BBQing opportunities than you can poke a set of tongs at!
  • All of the above and much more in a role that works with a team of friendly, flexible staff.

Apply details:

Send through your application by 12pm Wednesday 5th April.

If you would like to apply, submit the following:

1.         Your resume

2.        A brief covering letter addressing the following questions:

  • Why do you want to work for Arc as the Orientation Coordinator? (200 word limit)
  • How would you define a successful O-Week? (150 word limit)
  • Which 3 yellow shirts have influenced you the most? How? (300 word limit)
  • Tweet us (In <140 characters) your vision for O-Week 2024?

Got Questions or just want to have a chat about the role?

Get in touch with Yaui or Eric by email at jobs@arc.unsw.edu.au or pop into the Arc offices and see if they are there.

Apply NOW!

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