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Student Support and Outreach Officer

Nhulunbuy, Unincorporated NT
$77,686 - $85,736 p.a.
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Position Details

  • Fixed Term Until December 2024 | Full-Time
  • Higher Education Officer Level 5 | $77,686 - $85,736 p.a.
  • Location: Nhulunbuy / Yolngu Country (Gove District Hospital)
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Flinders Rural and Remote Health NT

At Flinders Rural and Remote Health NT, our aim is to be a hub for innovative health research, education, and workforce development across the Northern Territory.  We engage with students, community, and stakeholders to provide critical programs, such as the Northern Territory Medical Program, Paramedicine, Rural Clinical School, and the University Department of Rural Health.

Our postgraduate education pathways (Remote Health Practice program), provides workforce development through Indigenous health and clinical skills training, and we have a community driven research program led by researchers committed to improving health outcomes. We work alongside Poche SA+NT focussing on Indigenous leadership capacity development and developing the Indigenous health workforce.  All activities are driven by our values which focus on the long-term and short-term needs of the NT community. 

About the Role

Under general direction, the Student Support and Outreach Officer is responsible for providing stakeholder management including student placement activities and student support activities at Flinders University Nhulunbuy Campus.

The role will work closely with the on the ground team in Nhulunbuy and the Director, University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) to identify placement opportunities with health organisations and engagement opportunities with local schools. The person employed in this role will also work collaboratively with the student placement, student support staff, and external partners to support students in Nhulunbuy.

About You

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Well-developed project management, organisational, and administrative skills including the ability to exercise initiative, prioritise, identify innovations, problem solve, and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated effective communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop productive relationships with staff at all levels within the organisation, students, and external stakeholders
  • A driver's licence is essential for this position. Four-wheel driving experience and/or training is desirable
  • That you are a local resident of Nhulunbuy – there is no relocation package or housing for this position.

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
  • 6 Weeks Annual Leave (NT only)

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 
  • Northern Territory Government legislation (the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007) now requires all individuals in child related employment or whose duties involve, or are likely to involve, contact with a child, to hold a valid 'Working with Children Clearance' (Ochre Card). This position involves child related work and is assessed as requiring a Working with Children Clearance/Ochre Card.

How to Apply and Information


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

16 June 2024

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.

Flinders. Fearless.

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