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Manager, Student Recruitment & Outreach

Apply now Job no: 498612
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Student Services and Learning support, HEO8, Management

  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits
  • Linking community into higher education

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 Division of Academic and Student Engagement 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 Academic and Student Engagement.

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.

Working under limited direction, the Manager, Student Recruitment & Outreach will design strategies to engage and recruit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to the University of Adelaide and lead and manage their implementation through Wirltu Yarlu’s Student Outreach & Recruitment team. The role will also oversee and promote the Karnkanthi Indigenous Education Program, supporting high school students as they progress from high school and into university and build strong connections to community to lift the profile of Wirltu Yarlu and The University of Adelaide.

Salary: HEO8 ($95,493 - $107,179) per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% may apply.

Term of position: This fixed-term contract is available immediately until 30 June 2020.

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  1. Knowledge and understanding of the issues effecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the higher education sector.
  2. Demonstrated capacity to successfully leading and managing a small team within a specialised unit
  3. Prior experience coordinating publicity and marketing strategies
  4. Experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and agencies.

The University has an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy and accordingly specified the following in the job advertisement for this position:

“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 Australians and Torres Strait Islander people only.”

Please address and upload your responses to the 'Knowledge and Experience' section of the position description within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, contact Professor Shane Hearn, Dean, Indigenous Research & Education Strategy, email: 

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*successful interstate candidate may be eligible for relocation allowance

Closing date: 11.55pm, Friday, 8 June 2018

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