Academic Facilitator, National Centre of Cultural Competence

Sydney, Australia
AU$76,000 - AU$103,000 per annum + super
Tuesday, 6 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 6 May 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Contribute to education programs within the National Centre of Cultural Competence, DVC Indigenous Strategy and Services.
  • Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Full time, 12 month fixed term, Academic Level A, salary of $76K - 103K p.a., plus leave loading and generous employer's contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

As the Academic Facilitator you will work with senior academics to support education programs and the teaching, learning and research efforts of the National Centre of Cultural Competence (NCCC), DVC Indigenous Strategy and Services.

The NCCC was established to 'Inform, shape and promote local, national and global cultural competence narratives, action and capability.' The NCCC makes a specific contribution to the University's efforts to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation and outcomes in higher education by increasing the capacity of the University of Sydney and the Australian higher education sector more generally to design, implement and evaluate culturally competent higher education and to graduate culturally competent Australians able to contribute to social, cultural, political and economic development in an increasingly diverse and globally connected community. The NCCC also embraces the implications of cultural competence for culturally and linguistically diverse communities. In doing so the NCCC aims to make a substantial contribution to building the cultural capabilities of our society.

In this important role you will contribute to a range of activities including:

  • Teaching and facilitation in NCCC education programs including workshops, online courses and other programs
  • Contributing to a positive workplace culture in which diversity of thought, contribution, collaboration, excellence and achieving outcomes are valued and enabled
  • Contributing to the strategic goals of the University to embed cultural competence into curriculum and provide cultural competence education and training University staff and students
  • Engagement beyond the University by developing profile through conferences, seminars and outreach activities.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Academic Facilitator who possesses:

  • A PhD or progression towards a PhD
  • Experience in facilitating workshops in cultural competence for a variety of educational settings
  • Experience in teaching and learning, as evidenced by teaching in a variety of settings
  • An understanding of cultural competence and commitment to Aboriginal cultures and society and demonstrated superior experience working with, and communicating with Aboriginal people, government, industry and civil society
  • A developing knowledge and understanding of contemporary pedagogical practice and design
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with a variety of matters
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and highly organised with the ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands
  • Strong analysis skills.


Please address below Selection Criteria in your Cover Letter:

  • What does cultural competence mean to you?
  • Demonstrate your experience in cultural competence education and your commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and society.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job's listing on the University of Sydney careers website. If you have any additional questions, please contact Rae Hao on 8627 0063 or

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the job requisition number 0080003 to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30 pm 6 May 2021

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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