Student Experience Manager, Indigenous Engagement - Division of Academic and Student Engagement

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 06 Jun 2023

Job no:511963
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Student Services and Learning support, HEO8, Management

(HE08) $102,266 - $114,731 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

12 month fixed term opportunity for a Student Experience Manager, Indigenous Engagement.

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 and/or Torres Strait Islander people only

Drawing on the broader objectives of Wirltu Yarlu, the Student Experience Manager is responsible for managing the Student Experience Team to deliver and provide support to future and commencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students across the University.

Working with a degree of autonomy, under broad direction, you will be responsible for making significant contributions to the program by engaging with relevant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholder groups and internal University stakeholders.

You will be expected to utilise best practice models to support and enhance positive outcomes for both the Student Experience Team programs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You will manage the day to day support and development of the Student Experience team, identifying and setting targets and workload priorities.

You will be responsible for forecasting and managing operational budget in line with program objectives and targets and ensure the delivery of services and program initiatives in line with the strategic goals of Wirltu Yarlu and the University.

To be successful in this role, you will have comprehensive awareness and understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the secondary and higher education sectors.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing and leading an effective team to deliver quality programs which enhance student engagement and experience and meet targets.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and collaborate with individuals and stakeholders.
  • Experience in the effective management of budgets and program planning with demonstrated analytical, planning and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills coupled with strong interpersonal skills that allows you to build and maintain professional working relationships.
  • Excellent computer skills with strong proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite applications and the ability to analyse and interpret data.

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.

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 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.

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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, 6th June 2023.

Applications will be shortlisted as they are received. The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Renee Johnson
Manager, Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education, Division of Academic & Student Engagement
P: +61 (8) 8313 6155

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 


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