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Indigenous Coursework Scholarship Officer

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Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Administration, Student Services and Learning support, HEO5

  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits
  • Pursuant to section 65 of the South Australian Equal Opportunity Act 1984 and the University of Adelaide's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy, applications are invited from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only.

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement. 

Building on its history of academic excellence, the University is preparing to deliver a reinvigorated education proposition that is second to none in Australia. To do this we require imaginative, dynamic and skilled people.

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) drives the achievement of the University's strategic goals in relation to learning and teaching. This includes ensuring that students have a quality experience and investing in the ongoing professional development of academic staff.

The Division is comprised of five key portfolio areas led by: the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning); Pro Vice-Chancellor (International); Dean, Indigenous Research and Education Strategy; University Librarian and the Executive Director, Division of the DVC&VP(A).

The Executive Director, Division of the DVC&VP(A) portfolio area is responsible for overall strategic management of the division. It provides leadership and direction to functional areas such as Student Services and Administration, Children's University, Student Recruitment and Admissions and Professional and Continuing Education.

The Indigenous Education portfolio area provides strategic leadership for the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and perspectives, the promotion of teaching and research in Indigenous studies, the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, and engagement with Indigenous communities.

The Coursework Scholarships Office is located within the Division of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Academic) and is responsible for supporting the University's strategic objectives through the delivery of efficient and responsive student services and administrative functions.

This role: Working under general direction, the Indigenous Coursework Scholarships Officer is responsible for Indigenous Scholarships; including Commonwealth, and flagship scholarships, their promotion and administration.

Salary: (HEO5) $65,303 - $72,871 per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% applies.

Term of position: This continuing position is available immediately.

Eligibility Criteria: Pursuant to section 65 of the South Australian Equal Opportunity Act 1984 and the University of Adelaide's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy, applications are invited from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only.

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and cooperatively in a team to achieve team objectives
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining productive relationships with stakeholders
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills including customer service and administration skills
  • Demonstrated high level computer skills, particularly with Excel and other business related systems
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an organised, accurate manner with excellent attention to detail


  • Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly acquire an understating of relevant University policies and procedures
  • Experience with PeopleSoft/Oracle is desirable


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or relevant experience is desirable

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria / 'Knowledge and Experience' section of the position description within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, contact Caroline Just, Coursework Scholarships Coordinator, email:

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Closing date: 9am 1 May 2017

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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