Project Officer- Karnkanthi Coordinator

Updated: 23 days ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 25 Apr 2021

Job no:505356
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Project Management and Project Support, Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education, HEO6

(HEO6) $81,254 to $87,770 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation will apply

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate’s employment at the University.  The University recently temporarily varied its Enterprise Agreement.  Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

Full-time, fixed term position available for 12 months

This is a great opportunity for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander individual who is passionate about supporting and empowering young Indigenous high school students through their educational journey and onto University

Working under general direction, the Karnkanthi Coordinator is responsible for recruiting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher school students into the Karnkanthi program. The Coordinator will provide students in the Karnkanthi program with holistic support designed to increase students' confidence, and will encourage them to choose tertiary education with the University of Adelaide as their pathway out of high school. The Coordinator will oversee a broad range of events and activities to increase the students' social, emotional, cultural and academic skills.

To be successful you will need:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that can affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the higher education and high school sectors.
  • Demonstrated capacity to successfully engage and support a specialised unit.
  • Knowledge of and/or understanding of customer relationship systems.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining effective administrative systems and prior experience coordinating events and engagement strategies.
  • Knowledge of the broad range of services Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students may access while studying at University.

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 core values are integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

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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. 

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Your faculty's broader role

Wirltu Yarlu has a University wide role in the encouragement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students into the University, providing academic and pastoral support. Wirltu Yarlu 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.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 25 April 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Louise Mitchell
Manager - Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education
P: +61 (8) 8313 3752

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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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