We know getting experience is hard, and landing a job is harder, so this post is the salve to that problem.  Each week we will add opportunities that we come across for you. It is a great idea to scroll back and dive deeper—even if a position is closed it may be a good idea to see if the company has new offerings, add the company to your watch list, or make note of what appealed to you about the opportunity and apply that knowledge in other areas of your search!

Check back each week as we add to the list from what passes our desk and lands in our inbox.  If you have an opportunity to submit please email spark@deakin.edu.au.

Here is the (ever-changing) snapshot of opportunities that we want to share with you:

January 2022

Week beginning January 24

Events and Community Assistant @ Startup Victoria | Contract | Melbourne, VIC (Hybrid)

Startup Victoria is Australia’s largest network for founders, with over 60,000 people in the community. Startup Victoria is on the hunt for an Events and Community Assistant to help deliver programs, events, education, and support to founders. The successful candidate will be responsible for event planning, delivery and management, venue liaison and booking, logistics, community liaison, and more.

Data Engineer @ Energy SynapseFull-time | Sydney, NSW (Hybrid)

Energy Synapse is an Australian startup on a mission to empower greater investment in clean energy. The Data Engineer will primarily work on the Energy Synapse Platform, but will also contribute to the modeling and analysis work. The successful candidate should be motivated and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and have a genuine passion for the transition to clean energy.

Media Fellowship Program Leader @ StartmateFull-time | Melbourne, VIC (Hybrid)

This is a program for existing content creators, industry operators and founders looking enrich their content creation capacity, boost their profile, grow their audience and learn form leading mentors, all alongside a cohort of peers. In this role, you’ll be the face of your program, with deep empathy for and understanding of your customer group and the ability to one day represent them at an industry level. Each day you’ll work with a number of stakeholders – from coaches to participants to industry leaders – to create a world-class experience for the media fellows and ultimately strive to both increase the representation and deepen the quality of content creators in tech in ANZ.


Week beginning January 17

Future Founders Venture Scholarships @ StartSpaceHQSponsorship | Melbourne, VIC

If you’re an ambitious international student founder of a new or early stage venture apply now for the Future Founders Venture Scholarships. 8 six-week scholarships including mentoring, coaching, StartSpace Loft membership & $10k seedfunding. 

Lead Developer/CTO @ Thrive | Contract | Melbourne, VIC (Hybrid)

Thrive is a VIC based startup in pre-revenue mode on the lookout for a passionate and outcome-driven Lead Developer/CTO. They are two founders who are passionate about helping SME businesses hire more effectively and efficiently and have a breadth of experience speaking with these types of customers and understanding their pain points and problems to solve. They are looking for a Full Stack Developer who can come on board and work with Thrive with the view to becoming an equity partner. For all inquiries please contact Rob 0416 358 568.

LUNA | Various roles | Melbourne, VIC, Sydney, NSW, Byron Bay

LUNA partners with founders and investors in the startup space to see good ideas grow into great businesses. They are looking for applicants in various roles, from Tax Accountant to Commercial Lawyer. Keep an eye on their careers page as new roles will be posted in the near future.

Product Manager @ ROLLER | Full-time | Remote

ROLLER is a global software-as-a-service company, designed to help businesses in the leisure and attractions industry operate more efficiently, more effectively, and deliver great guest experiences. They are seeking an experienced Product Manager to join their high performing team to lead and evolve guest experiences. Reporting to the Chief Product Officer, you’ll be working to drive the product vision through continuous improvement of existing products and development of new solutions which meet the defined business objectives while driving and building relationships. Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to deliver on the high level product roadmap and collaborate with design and development to ensure that the team is aligned and motivated to deliver the product vision.

Copywriter – Marketing Creative @ CanvaFull-time Sydney, NSW

As a Copywriter at Canva you will have the opportunity to contribute to one of the fastest-growing platforms in the world. Since launch in April 2013 we have grown exponentially, amassing over 20 million users in over 100 languages. In this role you will partner with an Art Director to concept campaign platforms, and multi-channel executions; produce flawless copy at pace and more.


Week beginning January 10

Wellbeing Ambassador Program @ Deakin Life | Casual employment | Melbourne, VIC

Wellbeing Ambassadors are motivated and passionate Deakin students who help to promote the importance of health and wellbeing to the University community. Wellbeing Ambassadors are current Deakin students who have completed a minimum of eight units of study and have at least two trimesters still to complete. You’ll be in the role for a minimum of 12 months.

Creative Strategist @ TikTokFull-time | Sydney, NSW (Hybrid)

TikTok is searching for a visual storyteller and visionary thinkers to be their Creative Strategist. Responsibilities include but not limited to driving innovation and leading creative strategy with key clients, helping clients understand TikTok and create the next big thing on TikTok.

Customer Advocate @ GoodHumanFull-time | Melbourne, VIC (Hybrid)

GoodHuman is a fast-growing Melbourne-based startup on a mission to make universal support a cornerstone of the human experience. This role requires you to ensure customer requests and inquiries are attended to, and identify trends in customer interactions and experience.


December 2021

Week beginning December 13

Social Enterprise Grants @ City of Melbourne | Grant | Melbourne City

Up to $10,000 grant funding per enterprise is up for grabs and additional support will be available, including access to temporary space for pop-ups, plus mentoring and capability building opportunities. A specific program stream will support social enterprises which demonstrate positive circular economy outcomes in the community. 

Events and Community Assistant @ Startup Victoria | Casual contract | Melbourne, VIC

Startup Victoria is Australia’s largest network for founders, with over 60,000 people in the community. Startup Victoria is on the hunt for an Events and Community Assistant to help deliver programs, events, education, and support to founders. The successful candidate will be responsible for event planning, delivery and management, venue liaison and booking, logistics, community liaison, and more.

Software Engineer @ Paytron | Full-time | Australia

Paytron is a cloud platform to send & receive payments, automate back office & operate multi-currency business accounts. They are looking for people that want to make a difference by shipping reliable code, fast. You’ll be working directly with the founding team to build new features and improve existing ones. You’ll be required to drive rapid iteration on the product and supporting systems. Previous experience in fintech will be highly regarded.

Digital Marketing Specialist @ Ally Assist | Full-time | Remote/Melbourne, VIC

Ally Assist’s end users are mainly children living with disability, and their work is to connect them with proper health services before the age of 5 as early as possible. By combining technology and providing the right healthcare workers Ally Assist is able to help children get the support they need faster. The ideal candidate will be responsible for growing revenue through digital media through designing and executing marketing campaigns. After campaigns have been launched, you will extract and analyse data across multiple channels. Ally Assist is looking for reliable, self-aware people who are keen to collaborate and grow. 

Senior Developer @ Impact SustainabilityFull-time | Melbourne, VIC

Impact Sustainability is looking for a Senior Developer who can combine strong technology development and stakeholder management skills to drive improvements and deliver high-quality performing software. Key responsibilities are as follows—but not limited to designing and developing web applications using .Net technologies, application support, and maintenance, creating and testing software prototypes.


Week beginning December 6

Co-founder @ MOBIT | Melbourne, VIC

MOBIT is an app that advances the way students learn. This app will allow students to still use their mobile devices at school while eliminating distractions. MOBIT, the student-stream winner of the 2021 Deakin Startup Competition is looking for a Co-founder to make this software a reality. You will be supporting the current founder Lachlan Carboon. If you would like to know more, please email Lachlan at lachlan@mobit.com.au

Startup Inside Sales Rep @ Amazon Web Services | Melbourne, VIC 

This role will be responsible for driving revenue and user adoption, migrations, and ensuring sustained growth through adoption of additional AWS services. You will align closely with counterparts in business development, marketing, solution architecture and partner teams to lead execution of coordinated go-to-market strategies and sales plays. This role will give you incredible exposure at the heart of latest trends like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), serverless and IoT. 

Regulatory StartUp Manager @ Novotech | Melbourne, VIC

The Regulatory Start-Up Manager (RSM) is primarily responsible to to plan, drive and coordinate operational aspects of regulatory and start-up across a region, by partnering with the Project Manager to ensure project deliverables are met within agreed project timelines and in accordance with client’s expectations. Responsibilities include but not limited to overseeing the execution of regulatory start-up for assigned projects in accordance with agreed RSU strategy and more.

Community Lead @ the Hive | Melbourne, VIC

The Hive is looking for people who want to make a meaningful impact on people’s workplace experience and someone who thrives in a collaborative setting. They are looking for an ambitious, outgoing Community Lead with a larger-than-life personality to work alongside a small team at either of our properties in Melbourne.


Week beginning November 29

Software Engineer @ MOBIT | Melbourne, VIC

MOBIT is an app that advances the way students learn. This app will allow students to still use their mobile devices at school while eliminating distractions. MOBIT, the student-stream winner of the 2021 Deakin Startup Competition is looking for a software engineer to bring their brilliant idea into reality. You will be supporting the founder in designing, developing, testing, and launching an app for IOS and Android. They are looking for someone who is innovative, motivated, and creative. If you would like to apply, please email Lachlan at lachlan@mobit.com.au

Digital Marketer @ Big Little Brush | Melbourne, VIC

Big Little Brush have prevented over 15,000 plastic toothbrushes from entering landfill and oceans, supported multiple health & hygiene programs in remote parts of Australia, and just recently started working with a second impact partner Children’s Ground. They are looking for a passionate, purpose-led, enthusiastic marketing legend, that hates plastic and is keen to be a part of something special. Contact joel.hanna@biglittlebrush.org for more info.

Business Development Associate @ Board Outlook | Full-time | Melbourne, VIC (possibility of Remote)

BoardOutlook is hiring a business development associate to lead to help us drive the adoption of our board software platform. Working closely with the founders/head of sales, this role will leverage existing success and adoption to build awareness and adoption within the Australian market. Board Outlook expects a minimum of 2 years working in a B2B focused sales support or marketing role. You will have excellent communication skills (both written and on the phone), and will be comfortable talking with senior leaders.

Digital Marketing Manager @ ZAKKI | Volunteer | Remote, AU

ZAKKI’s Minimum Viable Product (MVP) can be found on https://www.zakki.org. ZAKKI is a non-profit foundation, and all ZAKKI teams and volunteers do not receive a salary. In return, the volunteer can enlist their contribution as part of ZAKKI as their portfolio during executing the project and upon the project completion. Furthermore, English proficiency will be required as the central communication, both in the documentation and verbal communication. The ideal candidate will expand the company’s brand presence by finding the target audience to distribute marketing content to. You will create and implement the marketing strategy using both offline and online methods to gain new customers. The ideal candidate is both a self-motivated individual and a positive team player. 

Account Executive @ Totally Awesome | Full-time | Melbourne, VIC

Totally Awesome is an advanced forum for brands engaging kids, teens, and families, to safely interact across thousands of apps, games, and websites. They are searching the digital media and advertising landscape for a talented and motivated Digital Account Executive to manage campaigns across ANZ while working with the powerhouse sales team in Australia. You will collaborate with the regional Sales and Account Management teams to achieve client service excellence, hit targets, and maximize results. You will help us manage the client portfolio which includes digital advertising, media, content and social media campaigns and more.


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