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Indigenous Engagement Coordinator - Indigenous Applicants Only

Job no: 0033078
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
UOM 7 – $98,402 – $106,519 p.a. plus 17% super

Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic).

  • Provide high-level administrative and project coordination to enable FEIT’s Indigenous strategy
  • Identify and implement initiatives that promote Indigenous student pathways into engineering and IT
  • Foster collaborative and respectful relationships with Indigenous communities and Traditional Knowledge Holders

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wuurang people. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About – Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) is the leading Australian provider of engineering and IT education. We are a multidisciplinary School organised into three key areas; Computing and Information Systems (CIS), Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (CBE) and Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering (EMI). FEIT continues to attract top staff and students with a global reputation and has a commitment to knowledge for the betterment of society.

About the Role
The Indigenous Engagement Coordinator is responsible for providing high-level administrative and project coordination to enable FEIT’s Indigenous strategy. The Coordinator plays a leading role in developing and implementing strategies and initiatives that promote Indigenous student pathways into engineering and IT.

Working closely with the Director, Indigenous Strategy, the Indigenous Engagement Coordinator will foster collaborative and respectful relationships with Indigenous communities and Traditional Knowledge Holders including, but not limited to, the following initiatives; Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School (VIEWS), Worowa Aboriginal College and industry projects within Indigenous businesses.

This is an exciting opportunity for those with exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills to lead and influence initiatives with tangible outcomes for both our students and the broader community.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement Indigenous initiatives in line with strategic objectives, building and optimising relationships with key stakeholders and reporting on key outcomes.
  • Coordination of the Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School (VIEWS), inclusive of student recruitment, program delivery, OHS risk assessments, liaison with the partnering Universities and Indigenous Units to achieve objectives.
  • Working with the Director, Indigenous Strategy, oversee the development and implementation of a plan for signature events that recognize and raise the profile of Indigenous days of significance and celebration.

About You
Your highly-developed project management and interpersonal skills will enable you to design and implement initiatives and work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders to ensure their success. You have proven ability to identify and maintain strategic relationships and promote opportunities for leading to mutually beneficial outcomes. You have prior experience working with Indigenous communities with sound cultural awareness.

You will also have:

  • Experience in leading and coordinating projects and/or events requiring a capacity to exercise sound judgement and a high level of initiative to resolve issues and recommend and implement solutions to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders.
  • Proven capacity to develop strategic partnerships internal and external to the University that foster goodwill, generate collaboration and reach productive agreements.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits for Indigenous staff  

  • Cultural leave:  Indigenous staff members are entitled to up to five days non-cumulative paid leave per calendar year for the purpose of attending NAIDOC, community, cultural and ceremonial activities. 
  • University policies: Indigenous staff are supported by the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Employment Framework, with the commitment to improving the employment, retention and career progression outcomes for Indigenous staff members.
  • Indigenous Staff Network: Employees who have identified themselves as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander will have access to the Indigenous Staff Network (ISN).
  • Cultural events: The University hosts annual cultural events such as the Wominjeka to begin the Academic Year and the Narrm Oration, and recognises significant times throughout the year such as, Reconciliation Week, Mabo Day and NAIDOC Week. 
  • Employee Assistance Program: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support Line available free for you and your immediate family members.

'Indigenous' here means a person of Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander descent.  

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If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience.  Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

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