Advisor, Student and Community Engagement

Melbourne, Australia
07 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time, continuing position
  • $83,397 - $90,272 + 17% super
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander designated position
  • Based in Bundoora, required to work from the CBD occasionally

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The Education Portfolio is headed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and Vice President who leads the planning and implementation of the University's strategies related to RMIT's academic programs and the RMIT student experience. The Portfolio is responsible for services to support the quality of RMIT programs, including the professional development of academic staff, continuous improvement of the student experience, learning and teaching outcomes and the management of learning and research information sources.

The Role & Your Responsibilities

The Advisor, Student and Community Engagement is primarily responsible in the recruitment, entry and admissions processes of Indigenous students to RMIT University, including operation of the Indigenous Access Program. In this position, you will build strong purposeful links with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and peoples by working collaboratively in partnership with internal and external stakeholders to effectively engage, in particular, secondary schools and students as well as second chance learners. The role will work closely with internal stakeholders to assist the entry and admissions processes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the Ngarara Willim Centre.

Skills & Experience Required

As the successful candidate you will demonstrate community connectedness and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and organisations. A highly developed understanding of the systemic barriers and challenges experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities specifically but not limited to Victoria. Experience advising and supporting potential students to pursue their educational aspirations and goals with a demonstrated understanding of the educational challenges faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples will be imperative to your success in this role. In addition, demonstrated experience in project management with the ability to work autonomously, manage competing priorities and deadlines with a positive and proactive approach to problem solving will be highly desirable.

To Apply

To view a position description, please visit and search using job #563046 or for further information please contact Nicole Shanahan on +61 3 9925 6016.

Applications close on 15th March 2018.

Applicants must separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply. Proof of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage is required.

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