Reconciliation Support Officer

Hawthorn, Boroondara, Australia
$64,646 - $71, 057
07 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Office of Pro Vice Chancellor (OPVCSE), Student Engagement
  • HEW 5: $64,646 - $71, 057 plus 17% superannuation.
  • Full-Time, Fixed Term (2 years), Hawthorn Campus.

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives.
In recent years, Swinburne has progressed to become one of the world’s leading universities, ranking as one of the top 500 universities in the world, as assessed by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and one of the top 100 in the world in physics.

The Office of the PVC – Student Engagement requires a Reconciliation Support Officer to provide executive and administrative support to the Executive Director, Reconciliation Strategy and Leadership.
This successful incumbent will have the opportunity to compile and write institutional reports for the Commonwealth, State Government and Reconciliation Australia on behalf of Swinburne.
This exciting opportunity will allow the successful incumbent to be involved in the development of the Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues and the implementation of Swinburne’s ‘2017-2019’ Reconciliation Action Plan project.

Pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), we will therefore only consider applications from suitably qualified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates for this position.
Only Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander peoples can apply.

Skills and Experience
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A completed tertiary degree, associate diploma with relevant work experience or equivalent combination of experience and/or education and training.
  • Demonstrated administrative support to senior management.
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills with the ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated high levels of interpersonal, oral and written skills to establish and maintain professional rapports and networking with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience of electronic diaries and associated packages, including Microsoft Office suite.

A full list of the selection criteria is available in the position description

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2020 vision to be Australia’s leading university of science, technology and innovation.

How to apply
To start an application click on 'begin' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description. Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

For further information, please contact Professor Andrew Gunstone, Executive director on 9214 5101.

Refer to position number: 32796
Applications close: 5pm, 30th April 2017.


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