Project Officer (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Applicants Only)

Updated: about 2 months 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 7
Salary Range:
$86,821 - $96,107 pa
Under the general direction of the Business Manager, Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement, the Project Officer will provide quality project work, programming and coordination relating to Indigenous Strategy and across Flinders University.
The position will be responsible for providing high level project support and coordination to the Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous and Business Manager in relation to the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and will work closely with Colleges and Portfolio on the implementation and reporting of the RAP, and other Indigenous strategies and priority areas.
The Project Officer may also assist with activities that promote Indigenous student participation and a successful student experience at Flinders University.
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.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Project Officer will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating the reporting of the implementation of the University’s RAP deliverables.
  • Supporting the PVC Indigenous and Business Manager with coordination of various University’s Indigenous strategy and priority areas.
  • Providing updates and written reports on Indigenous strategies as required to the Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous, Business Manager, and at times to University committees.
  • Supporting the PVC Indigenous and Business Manager with the ongoing development of Indigenous strategies.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a Degree level qualification with subsequent relevant work-related experience, or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Well-developed oral and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people including staff, students, and community.
  • Well-developed written skills including demonstrated experience in preparing correspondence and report writing.
  • Understanding and experience in the development and implementation of Reconciliation Action Plans and Indigenous Higher Education Strategy.
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills with the ability to meet defined priorities and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability in problem solving and exercising judgement.
  • Understanding of the educational needs and issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the tertiary education sector.
  • Experience working with educational, government sector, non-for-profit and/or communities on educational initiatives.

For application enquiries please contact: Mrs Kelly Maxwell

Please note: Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.



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:

17 Feb 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 7
Salary Range:
$86,821 - $96,107 pa
Under the general direction of the Business Manager, Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement, the Project Officer will provide quality project work, programming and coordination relating to Indigenous Strategy and across Flinders University.
The position will be responsible for providing high level project support and coordination to the Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous and Business Manager in relation to the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and will work closely with Colleges and Portfolio on the implementation and reporting of the RAP, and other Indigenous strategies and priority areas.
The Project Officer may also assist with activities that promote Indigenous student participation and a successful student experience at Flinders University.
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.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Project Officer will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating the reporting of the implementation of the University’s RAP deliverables.
  • Supporting the PVC Indigenous and Business Manager with coordination of various University’s Indigenous strategy and priority areas.
  • Providing updates and written reports on Indigenous strategies as required to the Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous, Business Manager, and at times to University committees.
  • Supporting the PVC Indigenous and Business Manager with the ongoing development of Indigenous strategies.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a Degree level qualification with subsequent relevant work-related experience, or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Well-developed oral and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people including staff, students, and community.
  • Well-developed written skills including demonstrated experience in preparing correspondence and report writing.
  • Understanding and experience in the development and implementation of Reconciliation Action Plans and Indigenous Higher Education Strategy.
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills with the ability to meet defined priorities and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability in problem solving and exercising judgement.
  • Understanding of the educational needs and issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the tertiary education sector.
  • Experience working with educational, government sector, non-for-profit and/or communities on educational initiatives.

For application enquiries please contact: Mrs Kelly Maxwell

Please note: Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.



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:

17 Feb 2021
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