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Strategic Programs Coordinator (Indigenous Identified)

Employer
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Location
Adelaide, Australia
Salary
$106,842 - $118,281 p.a
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Position Details

  • Fixed term until December 2025 | Full-Time
  • Higher Education Officer Level 8 | $106,842 - $118,281 p.a
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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Acknowledgement of Country:

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. 

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 a Strategic Programs Coordinator to join their team within the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement. This role will provide high level coordination and strategic advice in relation to the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and Indigenous strategies across the University.

The Strategic Programs Coordinator will have a strong focus on the implementation of the RAP, Indigenous higher education strategies and promoting Indigenous student success at Flinders University. The successful candidate will oversee and guide a small administrative team located at the Bedford Park campus.

Furthermore, the Strategic Programs Coordinator will:

  • Foster relationships with College and Portfolio stakeholders and hold membership on committees that contribute to and enhance reconciliation and Indigenous education, participation, and success.
  • Contribute to reports for the Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous and Senior Manager as required.
  • Lead, train, and supervise a team of dynamic staff, and supporting staff development through the annual Performance Review and Development cycle.

SA Identified Positions: 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. The successful candidate will be required to provide Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

About You

As the Strategic Programs Coordinator, you will have understanding on the tertiary education sector and be passionate about driving and improving Indigenous strategies across the University. You will have experience in project management or coordination, as well as excellent time-management, communication, and interpersonal skills. You will work well under pressure and collaborate with various diverse stakeholders to achieve favourable outcomes for the University.

As the Strategic Programs Coordinator, you will also demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the educational needs and issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the tertiary education sector.
  • High level written skills including experience in preparing correspondence and report writing.

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 servicesgym 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 
  • SA Identified Positions: 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. The successful candidate will be required to provide Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the below Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
    • Understanding and experience in the development and implementation of Reconciliation Action Plans and Indigenous Higher Education Strategy.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and motivate and engage staff to deliver customer service excellence and business improvements.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the educational needs and issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the tertiary education sector.
    • Demonstrated experience working with educational, government sector, non-for-profit and/or communities on educational initiatives.
  • 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

Certification

National Police Check - Australian Federal Police

Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

23 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.

Company

Company info
Telephone
+(61)0861882013911
Location
STURT ROAD
BEDFORD PARK
GPO BOX 2100
ADELAIDE
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
SA 5001
AU

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