Executive Officer to the Pro Vice Chancellor, Indigenous Engagement

Job no: 512739
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Executive Support, HEO9, Wirltu Yarlu, Indigenous

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(HEO9) $123,881 to $132,534 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed-term position available for 3 years

Strategic Executive Officer position available supporting the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Indigenous Engagement

The position is a critical interface between the Officer of the Pro Vice Chancellor, Indigenous Education, and the broader University, requiring regular professional engagement with a range of stakeholders, including the Deputy Vice Chancellor, DASE. Building and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external to the University and acting as their key point of contact is a core component of the role. The position routinely liaises, advises, negotiates and works closely with stakeholders to achieve operational objectives.

The Executive Officer provides coordination and support to key projects and initiatives, as well as investigating, analysing and providing advice and recommendations on a range of matters. Importantly, the role acts as the lead communications and coordination point for Wirltu Yarlu, Manager and Senior Management team across the university.

To be successful you will need:

  • Comprehensive awareness and understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, in the higher education sector.
  • Demonstrated high-level organisational skills and the ability to strategically priortise workloads and use sound judgement in decision-making.
  • Proven high level interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, including demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with key internal and external stakeholders and proven experience drafting management documents.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and high level conceptual, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated high level management experience and sound understanding of financial and management reporting systems.

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. 

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

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.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/dase/division-leadership

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, 11 October 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:

Deb Palmer
Business Development and Operations Manager
P: +61 (8) 8313 2537
E: deb.palmer@adelaide.edu.au

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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