Indigenous Workforce Development Coordinator

Sydney, Australia
$90,330 - $97,937 p.a.
17 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie University is bold and innovative. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Academic (DVC – A) portfolio has a key role in overseeing the development of a balanced academic staff profile for the University as well as the capabilities of the academy. The portfolio also oversees the development and execution of the Indigenous strategy across the University, as well as sustainability, widening participation, and the University Art Gallery.

Walanga Muru, located within the DVC – A Office, is a culturally safe environment that leads the development and implementation of the University's Indigenous engagement and advancement strategies. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

Walanga Muru is currently seeking an Indigenous Workforce Development Coordinator who will contribute to the sustainable development of Macquarie's Indigenous workforce. This is a key role which supports and coordinates activities to attract, retain and develop Indigenous staff at the University. Please refer to the position description below for more information about the role.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, applicants will demonstrate the below requirements in their CV and a 1 - 2 page cover letter:

  • Aboriginality
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and/or equivalent combination of experience and/or training.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and a knowledge and understanding of the issues relating to employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Proven project management experience in programs and/or projects.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated competence using Microsoft Office and online information resources.

Position Description: Indigenous Workforce Development Coordinator

Macquarie University Indigenous Strategy (2016-2025): Indigenous Strategy 2016-2025

Salary Package:  from $90,330 - $97,937 p.a. (Level 7), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: full-time, continuing

Specific Role Enquiries: Alex Swain, Team Leader, Indigenous Strategy and Policy on

General Role Enquiries: Alyssa Hayes, HR Consultant on

Applications Close: Sunday, 11 December 2016 at 11.55 pm (AEDT)

Aboriginality/Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification for these positions and is authorised under section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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