Learning Adviser, Indigenous Students

Dubbo, Australia
16 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
05 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Make a real contribution and enhance the learning experience of Indigenous students
  • An opportunity to build student activity and engagement
  • Network and build relationships with other teams to create a holistic learning environment for Indigenous students

The Role

  • Fixed Term (until April 2021), Full Time
  • $76,280 to $82,547 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Dubbo

You will contribute to the overall University experience for Indigenous students by providing general academic support and developing and delivering online and on-campus programs. You will also collaborate with other key stakeholders to facilitate workshops and Study Sessions and provide high-quality resources to assist with student success.

To be successful you will have:

  • Excellent working knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies, and be able to communicate sensitively and effectively within this environment
  • A sound understanding of the issues related to and demonstrated skills in the development of academic literacy and learning competencies necessary for Indigenous students to succeed in university studies
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills

This position has been targeted for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians under CSU's Indigenous Employment Strategy 2016 - 2017.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) has oversight for leading and driving a student-centred culture across the CSU student lifecycle, from awareness through to graduation and alumni. The Portfolio supports the University's objectives to provide sector leading student recruitment and engagement practices, to ensure our students feel well supported on their learning journey whilst developing a lifelong connection to the CSU community.

The Portfolio includes the Divisions of Student Administration, Student Services, Marketing and Communication and the offices of Residence Life and Advancement.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) is a member of the Vice-Chancellor's Leadership Team. As such, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) also assists the Vice-Chancellor generally in providing positive leadership and management for the University.

The Division of Student Services works collaboratively with Faculties and Divisions to enhance students' University experience. The Division recognises that a successful transition into university requires a holistic approach to both academic and social integration. Through inclusive practices we build aspiration levels for Higher Education, enhance participation in chosen courses of study and enable people to make smooth transitions into University, successful study, and become effective members of their profession.

The Division has 112 FTE staff and an annual operating budget of AUD$19.5 million.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Shaarn Hayward | Team Leader, Indigenous Academic Success | shayward@csu.edu.au | Ph: 02 6582 9342

Closing Date: 11 pm, 5 May 2019