Moorditj Yorga Coordinator

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: PartTime

Curtin University considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander and of female gender is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under section 50D and section 27 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).

Reference Number: 779749

About us

The Moorditj Yorga Scholarship (MYS) Program at Curtin University supports mature-age Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women – those who are perhaps thinking that the promise of higher education has passed them by – to enter university, successfully pass their degree, and receive tailored mentoring as they transition into their careers.
As the Moorditj Yorga Coordinator, you will develop, promote, administrate and coordinate the MYS program to ensure current and future students are supported throughout their time at Curtin. You will provide holistic support to moorditj yorgas, and help to celebrate and build upon their personal and cultural strengths as they complete their university education. Like these women, you will bring your own strengths and experiences to Curtin, and help to advocate and advance this program and the experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

This is a significant opportunity for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander professional woman to join the team, and help to shape and drive this transformational program and the fulfilment of its vision.

For more information about the Moorditj Yorga Scholarship, go to

In this role you will…

  • Manage, coordinate, promote and deliver the Moorditj Yorga Scholarship Program, including the delivery of the scholarship, student experience and mentoring aspects of the program.
  • Work with University Advancement and Student Success to contribute to the ongoing development and expansion of the program.
  • Provide frontline advisory services to support future and current students.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with MYS recipients, to ensure they feel supported, engaged and have a sense of peer connection and belonging.
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date information, resources and knowledge of the student and personal support services available, and of the courses and programs offered by Curtin.
  • Build and maintain working relationships and partnerships with key departments, individuals and external organisations to drive the MYS Program to assist recipients.
  • Work with areas within and external to Curtin, to identify and drive opportunities to promote the MYS to prospective students.
  • Work with University Advancement team to build and maintain relationships with donors and potential supporters of the MYS program.
  • Ensure that the MYS Program remains culturally-appropriate and meets the needs and expectations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. 
We are looking for someone with…
  • High-level written and oral communication skills.
  • Cultural capacity and sensitivity, and in depth knowledge and[MT1][MD2]  understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people traditions and ways of working.
  • Proven ability to liaise and build effective relationships and networks with important stakeholders.
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple and often competing tasks with attention to accuracy and detail within deadlines.
  • Strong critical analysis skills with the ability to exercise sound judgement and decision making.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team as well as individually with limited direction.
  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to write quality reports, plans and correspondence.
  • Completion of an undergraduate qualification and relevant experience.
Why choose Curtin?
  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end of trip facilities
  • State of the art offices and agile working.
  • Vibrant campus with an array of food trucks, coffee shops and restaurants
  • A flexible benefits package with excellent superannuation provisions.
  • Wellness is part of our culture, and we encourage positive lifestyle choices through a range of activities and initiatives.
  • A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

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Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter and resume to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please advise in your cover letter.

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Applications close: 10pm AWST 14th September 2021

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process, please contact Alan McAlpine, Deputy Director, Student Success by emailing, or calling 08 9266 2177.  

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

We have received recognition in this area:

  • Voted one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia).
  • Have become one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevated Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Achieved Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation (2018-2020).
  • Voted 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF - Direct Advice for Dads, 2019).

Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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