Outreach and Engagement Manager

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 19 Jan 2022

Job no:506467
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Campus:Adelaide
Categories:Student Services and Learning support, HEO8


(HEO8) $100,261 to $112,481 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Full-time, fixed term position available for 12 months.

An exciting opportunity for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who is passionate about engaging with community and schools to inspire and support students into their studies at the University of Adelaide.

Wirltu Yarlu has a University wide role in the encouragement of Aboriginal students into the University, providing academic and pastoral support. Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education provides facilities and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from pre-University foundation level through to undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree levels, and a lifelong alumni identity.

Working autonomously with broad direction from the Manager Wirltu Yarlu, the Outreach and Engagement Manager leads and manages Wirltu Yarlu's Outreach and Engagement team budget and utilises best practice in the development, evaluation and reporting of annual/point-in-time targets and strategies. The Outreach and Engagement Manager is ultimately responsible for the oversight and delivery of several cornerstone events and programs, including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway, the Karnkanthi Indigenous Education Program, Marni Wingku (Senior and Junior), the Ingkarni Wardli Technologies Program and other events as they rise. 

To be successful you will need: 

  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the higher education sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and manage a small team within a specialised unit.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating publicity and marketing strategies.
  • Knowledge of the broad range of services available to students within the tertiary education sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and agencies.

This position requires a valid Working with Children Check.

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. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

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, 19 January 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Louise Mitchell
Manager - Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education
P: +61 (8) 8313 3752
E: louise.mitchell@adelaide.edu.au  

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

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.

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