Project Officer - WYAMP Coordinator

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 13 May 2021

Job no:505452
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education, HEO5

(HEO5) $72,832 to $80,983 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% 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 wonderful opportunity for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who is passionate about supporting and empowering Indigenous students through their University journey.

Working under general direction, the Project Officer will oversee the Wirltu Yarlu Academic Mentoring Program (WYAMP) including yearly setup, implementation, establishing a strong mentoring staff, routine administration, student engagement and mandatory reporting. The WYAMP initiative operates under the Commonwealth Government's Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP), with the aim of maximising academic assistance amongst the Wirltu Yarlu student body, ultimately increasing student success. The Project Officer will also scope, develop and support other study resources and supports as required.

To be successful you will need:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the education sector.
  • An understanding of the tertiary education sector and knowledge of the student lifecycle and service model.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver a program to key performance indicators.
  • High competency in Microsoft Outlook suite and related administrative software.
  • Experience and knowledge of induction, administration and records management systems, or preparedness to undergo training.

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. Learn more at:

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. 

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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, 13 May 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Sarah Harvey
Employment & Student Opportunities - Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education
P: +61 (8) 8313 0072

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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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