Partner Engagement Manager, Aboriginal Research, HEO 8

Mawson Lakes, Australia
10 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Open to Aboriginal peoples only
  • Facilitate engagement with First Nations communities and support Aboriginal research projects
  • Full-time, continuing position, based in the UniSA’s Research and Enterprise located at Mawson Lakes campus

About the Job

We have an exciting opportunity to join the team here at UniSA and impact on the promotion of our research strengths to potential Aboriginal Research partners by identifying research opportunities and developing and supporting Aboriginal Research proposals.

You will be working in Research and Innovation Services and will be a key member of the Partner Engagement Network which operates across UniSA and works closely and collaboratively with UniSA’s Aboriginal Research Strategy Implementation Working Group to ensure all aspects of the recently approved University’s Aboriginal Research Strategy are implemented.

Skills and Experience

If you identify as Aboriginal Australian and possess an in depth understanding of the issues impacting on the provision of services to, and workforce considerations for, Aboriginal communities as well as factors affecting the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal peoples, then apply now.

With a direct reporting line to the Manager: Partner Engagement this position will be responsible for facilitating engagement with First Nations communities and supporting Aboriginal research projects across the University.

We are seeking an individual with highly developed communication and project management skills, with experience of working in or with First Nations communities to manage partner relationships and work towards enabling new opportunities and managing partner relationships for the University.

Postgraduate qualifications or experience in conducting research and experience of working with systems for the management and regulation of complex projects and processes are desirable in this role.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions. We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

Benefits on Offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%, and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your Application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address. Please address your cover letter for the role to Samantha Matthews, Senior Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, you can contact the UniSA Recruitment Central Team on +618 8302 1700 or via email to using job reference number #2004.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Sunday 10 November 2019

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email and you will receive a response within one working day.

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