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Aboriginal Academic Engagement Coordinator

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Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Administration

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 Aboriginal Academic Engagement Coordinator to deliver an academic engagement program to undergraduate and postgraduate Indigenous students, supporting the retention, participation and success of our Aboriginal students.

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 or equivalent experience
  • Experience working with young, Indigenous adults, preferably in the education sector
  • Applied knowledge of learning & teaching pedagogies, preferably at a tertiary level
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience providing pastoral support

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

Position Description:  Aboriginal Academic Engagement Coordinator

Salary Package:  from $77,894 - $85,982 p.a. (Level 6), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: full-time, continuing

Specific Role Enquiries: Emily Sutton, Team Leader, Student Support Services on

General Role Enquiries: Alyssa Hayes, HR Consultant on

Applications Close: Sunday, 30 July 2017 at 11.55 pm

For information regarding the Macquarie University Indigenous Strategy (2016-2025) please view the document attached: Indigenous Strategy 2016-2025

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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