Manager, Indigenous Strategy and Assurance

Job no: 512093
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Project Management and Project Support, HEO9

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(HE09) $118,888 to $127,192 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term, full time position available for 3 years.

Wirltu Yarlu the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education unit at the University of Adelaide has an exciting new position of Manager, Indigenous Strategy and Assurance.

The Manager will operate with a considerable degree of autonomy, be responsible for the implementation of the Indigenous Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), including monitoring, reporting and reviewing the strategy. The manager will maintain business intelligence and analytics for informed decision making to develop and implement frameworks to support the Indigenous strategy. The position will require a high level of collaboration and communication with various levels and areas of the University.

The Manager will be joining and exciting team working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education with a highly motivated team who are driving cultural change and building cultural capability within the university.

If you are a Manager who is looking for an exciting and rewarding position please contact Professor Steve Larkin, Pro Vice Chancellor, Indigenous Engagement to discuss the position further.

To be successful you will need: 

  • Comprehensive awareness and understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, in particular in the higher education sector.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and high level conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven capacity to develop and deliver complex multi-faceted projects dependent on strong stakeholder engagement and communication strategies.
  • Previous experience in creating and/or managing Reconciliation Action Plans or whole of organisation change projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills coupled with strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain professional working relationships.

This position requires a valid Working with Children Check.

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/or Torres Strait Islander people only.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities. 

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Your division's broader role

The Division of Academic and Student Engagement drives the University's strategic activities in relation to learning and teaching. This includes ensuring all Adelaide students have a quality experience, and investing in our academic staff's professional development.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 4th June 2023.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Steve Larkin
Pro Vice Chancellor, Indigenous Engagement, Office of Academic and Student Engagement
P: +61 (8) 83135901

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 


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