Indigenous Outreach and Pathways Officer

Updated: 29 days ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, full-time available until 31 December 2021
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 6
Salary Range:
$79,938 - $85,231 pa
Reporting to:
Coordinator, Yunggorendi Student Engagement
Portfolio of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students)
The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Under the general direction of the Coordinator, Yunggorendi Student Engagement, the Outreach and Pathways Officer will assist in the development and implementation of Flinders University programs and initiatives aimed at increasing awareness and understandings of Indigenous school students and adult community learners with participating in higher education.
The Outreach and Pathways Officer will lead the promotion and delivery of tailored and responsive programs and initiatives, outreach and pathways events and activities for Indigenous secondary students and adult community members from South Australia and Northern Territory.
The Outreach and Pathways Officer will build and foster relationships with Indigenous community and education stakeholders, will work closely with the Indigenous Community Engagement Officer (OISE), the Yunggorendi Student Engagement (YSE) team, and staff in the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement and the Prospective Students office to promote Indigenous education at Flinders University.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Outreach and Pathways Officer is accountable for:

  • Increasing the participation of Indigenous students in higher education by collaborating with targeted schools and community organisations in metropolitan, regional, remote, and very remote areas of South Australia and the Northern Territory.
  • Proactively developing innovative, responsive, and effective approaches to increase Indigenous student and adult learner participation, outreach, and transition in collaboration with University, VET, community stakeholders and partners.
  • Actively promoting Flinders University courses, pathways and access to both school students and adult learners in metropolitan, regional, remote, and very remote areas of South Australia and the Northern Territory.
  • Engaging with internal and external stakeholders to promote and coordinate Yunggorendi Student Engagement programs and initiatives.
  • Supporting and maintaining the Yunggorendi Student Ambassador program.
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of new program and initiatives, including assisting YSE staff with developing annual recruitment and engagement plans to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, including high school students, specifically related to pathways activities.
  • Reviewing, evaluating, and reporting on programs and initiatives and providing recommendations to continuously improve program outcomes.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Tertiary qualification or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training.
  • A proven ability to apply knowledge about historical and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies to be able to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, observe and maintain relevant protocols and consult in a cultural appropriate manner.
  • Experience in providing high quality services and advice in a professional environment including demonstrated experience in event management and Indigenous higher education policy and procedures.
  • High level organisational skills with demonstrated ability to plan and prioritise work and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth and members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
  • Experience in writing targeted marketing and communications content and collateral and developing digital content for video and website content.

For application enquiries please contact: Ms Jody St Clair

In addition, it is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current valid driver’s licence, be willing and able to travel, and Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA). ​



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

15 Mar 2021



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, full-time available until 31 December 2021
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 6
Salary Range:
$79,938 - $85,231 pa
Reporting to:
Coordinator, Yunggorendi Student Engagement
Portfolio of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students)
The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Under the general direction of the Coordinator, Yunggorendi Student Engagement, the Outreach and Pathways Officer will assist in the development and implementation of Flinders University programs and initiatives aimed at increasing awareness and understandings of Indigenous school students and adult community learners with participating in higher education.
The Outreach and Pathways Officer will lead the promotion and delivery of tailored and responsive programs and initiatives, outreach and pathways events and activities for Indigenous secondary students and adult community members from South Australia and Northern Territory.
The Outreach and Pathways Officer will build and foster relationships with Indigenous community and education stakeholders, will work closely with the Indigenous Community Engagement Officer (OISE), the Yunggorendi Student Engagement (YSE) team, and staff in the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement and the Prospective Students office to promote Indigenous education at Flinders University.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Outreach and Pathways Officer is accountable for:

  • Increasing the participation of Indigenous students in higher education by collaborating with targeted schools and community organisations in metropolitan, regional, remote, and very remote areas of South Australia and the Northern Territory.
  • Proactively developing innovative, responsive, and effective approaches to increase Indigenous student and adult learner participation, outreach, and transition in collaboration with University, VET, community stakeholders and partners.
  • Actively promoting Flinders University courses, pathways and access to both school students and adult learners in metropolitan, regional, remote, and very remote areas of South Australia and the Northern Territory.
  • Engaging with internal and external stakeholders to promote and coordinate Yunggorendi Student Engagement programs and initiatives.
  • Supporting and maintaining the Yunggorendi Student Ambassador program.
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of new program and initiatives, including assisting YSE staff with developing annual recruitment and engagement plans to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, including high school students, specifically related to pathways activities.
  • Reviewing, evaluating, and reporting on programs and initiatives and providing recommendations to continuously improve program outcomes.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Tertiary qualification or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training.
  • A proven ability to apply knowledge about historical and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies to be able to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, observe and maintain relevant protocols and consult in a cultural appropriate manner.
  • Experience in providing high quality services and advice in a professional environment including demonstrated experience in event management and Indigenous higher education policy and procedures.
  • High level organisational skills with demonstrated ability to plan and prioritise work and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth and members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
  • Experience in writing targeted marketing and communications content and collateral and developing digital content for video and website content.

For application enquiries please contact: Ms Jody St Clair

In addition, it is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current valid driver’s licence, be willing and able to travel, and Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA). ​



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

15 Mar 2021
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