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Aboriginal Pathways and Engagement Coordinator

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Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: External Vacancy
Categories: Education/Training

  • Salary Package: From $95,866 - $103,939 p.a. (HEW Level 7), plus 13.25% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term (18 months) 35 hours per week     

The Role
The Walanga Muru Community is seeking an Aboriginal Pathways and Engagement Coordinator to improve the University’s recruitment and outreach activities to build skill sets and encourage learning.  

Reporting to the Director, Walanga Muru, the successful applicant will coordinate the Pathways team engagement with students and community groups across NSW to encourage Indigenous students to progress to education opportunities offered by the University.  You will be responsible for planning, developing, and recommending University Indigenous outreach and recruitment initiatives, outreach events and identifying Indigenous cohorts of education institutions.

The successful candidate requires a current drivers’ licence and regular access to a vehicle as domestic travel is required to meet with future students, partners and affiliates.

About You
As the successful applicant you will have a deep connectedness with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultures, openness and understanding.  You will be passionate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander success in education with knowledge of the secondary and tertiary education sectors and an understanding of the cultural needs of Indigenous communities.

Your proactive nature, high level of energy, passion, self-motivation and ability to lead a team, will see you thrive in a role where you will work in collaboration with others to achieve shared goal. This is an exciting opportunity to showcase your communication and relationship building skills in a fast-paced, dynamic and culturally safe environment.

About Us
Walanga Muru, located within the DVC-A portfolio, is a culturally empowering environment that leads the development and implementation of the University’s Indigenous engagement and advancement strategies. 

Our objective is to create a distinct Indigenous brand that will attract and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff.   Our approach is to consult with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to make informed decisions when developing programs and initiatives that will increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enrolments, completions, and employment opportunities.  We provide leadership and guidance on matters relating to Indigenous education and employment within the University. 

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To Apply
To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter (no more than 2 pages) that outlines how you meet to the selection criteria below:

  • Aboriginality
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Communications, Sociology or similar and/or equivalent work experience and training relevant to the role
  • Demonstrated ability to report on and interpret data.
  • Demonstrated experience in the education or community sector in customer/student service, marketing, graduate recruitment, or similar.
  • Proven ability to build strong reciprocal relationships with multiple stakeholders including the Indigenous community.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills with an ability to adapt style and approach to audiences, particularly, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander groups and/or youth groups.
  • Strong computing skills including data management and MS Office Suite

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

Position Description Download File Aboriginal Pathways and Engagement Coordinator_HEW 7.pdf

General Enquiries Joe Fraser – Director, Walanga Muru:

Recruitment Enquiries Letitia Poile - HR Officer:

Applications Close Friday, 14 August 2020 at 11.55pm (AEST)

Location: Macquarie University (North Ryde)

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

Employment in this position is conditional upon ability to obtain a Working with Children Check Clearance.

At Macquarie University, we are committed to providing a working environment where each individual is valued, respected and supported to progress. Our priority is to ensure culture, policies and processes are truly inclusive and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, gender, culture, disability, LGBTIQA+ identities, family and caring responsibilities, age, or religion. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares Macquarie University’s values of scholarship, empowerment and integrity to apply.

Learn more about our progress towards Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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