Aboriginal Education and Strategy Officer
- Contribute to incorporating cultural understanding in academic practice
- Support the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Aboriginal Engagement 2021-2024
- Receive excellent remuneration & benefits, including 17% super
Your New Role
The University of Tasmania is committed to fostering an inclusive culture that promotes equality, values diversity and provides an environment in which the rights and dignity of all staff and students are respected. The University maintains a continuing long-term commitment to respectful engagement with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and acknowledges the unique culture, customs, traditions, and the strength this commitment brings.
As the Aboriginal Education and Strategy Officer you will work within the College of Sciences and Engineering and with guidance from the Associate Dean Learning and Teaching Performance you will elevate levels of staff and student understanding and respect for Aboriginal culture, heritage, needs, aspirations, and interests. You will achieve this by enabling curriculum development, staff education, strategic advice, and policy support that engages with Aboriginal matters.
You will liaise with the Executive Dean of the College of Sciences and Engineering, Pro Vice-Chancellor Aboriginal Leadership, Aboriginal Higher Education Advisors and Tasmanian Aboriginal people and organisations that deliver services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.
You will support the implementation of a College Indigenising Curriculum Working Group, develop and implement educational programs for staff and students with a focus on Tasmanian Aboriginal perspectives and provide advice on policies in relation to Aboriginal matters including the implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan for Aboriginal Engagement 2021–2024.
About the University
With our unique location and complex history, we have both an obligation and opportunity to make a global contribution. People are at the heart of that contribution. We focus on building a workplace culture where we come together in a way that empowers us all to connect, belong and grow. The University is one of the largest employers in our State, with campuses in three distinct regions: Hobart, Launceston, and Burnie. We are building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social and cultural future of Tasmania, and from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage. The University recognises that achieving this vision is dependent on the people we employ as well as creating a people-centred University that is values-based, relational, diverse, and development-focused.
What You’ll Need to Succeed
With an understanding of national and international matters impacting First Nations Peoples you will bring to the role extensive knowledge of the issues facing Tasmanian Aboriginal people and have established relationships with Tasmanian Aboriginal community members and organisations. You will have the ability to build and maintain effective and productive links between Tasmanian Aboriginal people, wider communities, and other organisations and the capacity to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Having completed a bachelors degree in a relevant field you will bring high level interpersonal, teamwork, and networking skills and have the capacity to engage with a wide range of stakeholders. Experience in preparing and delivering cultural training programs, developing policies and strategies and familiarity with the larger tertiary education environment will also see you succeed in this position.
This is an Identified Position. You must be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person to be considered for this role. Candidates must provide eligibility documentation with their application. Please contact email@example.com to discuss the documentation required.
What’s on Offer?
On offer is a flexible, part time (0.5fte) ongoing position in Launceston or Hobart with a competitive remuneration package including 17% superannuation. With our unique location and complex history, we have both an obligation and opportunity to make a global contribution. People are at the heart of that contribution. We focus on building a workplace culture where we come together in a way that empowers us all to connect, belong and grow. We provide more than a great place to work. Our people enjoy a wide variety of benefits and services including flexible work arrangements, salary packing options and substantial paid leave entitlements to name a few.
How to Apply?
If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. Please provide a copy of your up-to-date resume and a 1–2-page cover letter outlining your motivation for the role, skills, capabilities and experience and responses to the success criteria outlined in the position description. For further information about this position, please contact Professor Tina Acuna, Associate Dean Learning and Teaching Performance, College of Sciences and Engineering at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
We celebrate the strength that diversity brings. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.
Applications close 11:55pm Tuesday 10th April 2023
Aboriginal Education and Strategy Officer - Position Description.pdf
COVID-19 Update: The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians. Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.
To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.