Indigenous Communications and Engagement Officer
- Fixed term until Dec 2024 | Full-Time
- Higher Education Officer Level 6 | $86,737 - $92,481 p.a.
- Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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About the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement
The Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement provides strategic leadership to the university with a vision for Equal engagement and participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in higher education through the recognition of, and respect for, Indigenous peoples, knowledge, and culture. Our mission is to increase the recognition of Indigenous knowledges and perspectives, the promotion of teaching and research in Indigenous studies, the employment of Indigenous staff, increasing the participation of, and opportunities for, Indigenous students and engagement with Indigenous communities and issues.
About the Role
Flinders University is seeking an innovative and dynamic Indigenous Communications and Engagement Officer to provide marketing and community engagement support to the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement (OISE) in relation to Indigenous Strategy, Reconciliation, and Indigenous education and engagement.
Working collaboratively with the Office of Marketing and Student Recruitment team, you will coordinate and promote events for the Pro-Vice Chancellor Indigenous and OISE, whilst managing the OISE website content, preparing articles, briefs, and speeches which promote RAP and Indigenous engagement. You will foster positive relationships with Indigenous community stakeholders and work closely with the Yungorrendi Student Engagement staff.
As the Indigenous Communications and Engagement Officer you will hit the ground running, utilising your organisational and event management skills to effectively promote and coordinate key events such as forums and functions, whilst prioritising and meeting critical deadlines, in a fast-paced environment. Your high-level written communication skills will be the key to your success as you apply your marketing and copywriting experience into briefs, speeches and developing newsletters that capture our target audience. Your interpersonal skills will maintain and build positive relationships with students, staff and stakeholders in a culturally appropriate manner.
To be successful in this role you will also demonstrate:
- Tertiary qualification with subsequent relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training.
- An ability to apply knowledge about historical and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies to be able to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, observe and maintain relevant protocols and consult in a cultural appropriate manner.
- Experience in writing targeted marketing and communications content and collateral such as briefs, speeches and articles for media, websites, and blogs. You will also have demonstrated experience in the use of relevant systems, in event management and promotion.
The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.
Life at Flinders
We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.
Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?
- 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
- Flexible working arrangements
- Wide range of professional development activities and services
- We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
- Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).
Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment
Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies.
Prescribed Conditions for Employment
- A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
- Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
- The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.
How to Apply and Information
- You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
- For more information regarding this position, please contact Kelly Maxwell
- Please see here for our Reconciliation Action Plan
- Please see here for our Indigenous Workforce Strategy
Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.
National Police Check - Australian Federal Police
Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:
08 Oct 2023
At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.