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Officer, Indigenous Student Education (Identified position)


Job Description:

~~* 2 x Fixed term contract (1 year) to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students - Indigenous Identified role *

* Salary Level HEW 6 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

* Based at the RMIT campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and 10,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and onl
ine programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

About the role

The Officer, Indigenous Student Education (x2) will work with the Ngarara Willim Centre and is a pivotal role to ensure engagement and support is provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students.

The Indigenous Student Education Officer will achieve this by building strong purposeful links with communities and students and by working collaboratively and in partnership with internal and external stakeholders. This role supports the retention, progression and successful
completion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

About You

To be successful in this position, you'll have as a minimum:

* Demonstrated knowledge of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an understanding of community needs, particularly the educational and personal support needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

* Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to build rapport with staff, students and the community and a demonstrated ability to manage sensitive matters in a professional and culturally appropriate manner.

* Proven ability to access, to tailor and deliver information effectively to a diverse range of clients and stakeholders.

* Proven strong organisational skills; sound analytical and problem solving skills, and a capacity to improve administration processes to improve efficiency.

Officer, Indigenous Student Education - Hew 6 Fixed term.pdf

Desirable: A tertiary qualification in
a relevant discipline and/or an equivalent level of expertise in providing support and services to tertiary students.

* This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

Proof of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage is required.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position.

For further information about this position, please contact Nicole Shanahan, Manager, Indigenous Student Education via email nicole.shanahan@rmit.edu.au

Applications close 11:59pm Sunday 3 October 2021


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Full time


Melbourne, Vic, Australia


Officer, Indigenous Student Education (Identified position)


Education, Other, Professional Services




$81809 - $8280988554 per annum per year