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Aboriginal Student Adviser

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Student Services, Community & Engagement

Aboriginal Student Advisor

  • Help enhance the cultural future of Tasmania
  • Fixed term, full time position until April 2025
  • Receive excellent remuneration & benefits, including 17% super

Your new role

As the Aboriginal Student Adviser in the Riawunna Centre for Aboriginal Education, you will support the transition of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students into the University and provide targeted specialist advice. Supporting the student’s designated College, you will design and implement strategies and support interventions to create the optimal environment for Aboriginal students to feel welcomed, to thrive and progress successfully through their studies. You will work with College and Divisional partners to ensure orientation programs, curriculum, co-curricular experiences, and student resources are appropriate to the needs of Aboriginal students and support Aboriginal student retention and progression. In this role you will develop prospective student information and resources to support school and community engagement strategies and deliver targeted Riawunna programs and cultural experiences that increase the visibility of Aboriginal people, history, and culture at the University.

About the University

The University of Tasmania is 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 depends on the people we employ and on creating a people-centred University that is values-based, relational, diverse, and development-focused. We are an inclusive workplace committed to ‘working from the strength that diversity brings’ reflected in our Statement of Values. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing our people and are committed to inclusive principles. We celebrate the range of diverse assets that gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, age, and life course bring.

What you will need to succeed

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 to discuss the documentation required.

Having completed a tertiary level degree and having experience working in a support or people-centred role you will be able to communicate effectively and in a culturally sensitive manner. With excellent interpersonal, negotiation and presentation skills you will have the capacity to build rapport and engage with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and Tasmanian Aboriginal people with a diversity of life experiences. You will have the ability to acquire an understanding of new and complex information, including University courses, course structures and study plans, and be able to instruct and guide students in these areas. You will have the demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate an evidence-based program of activities to address identified needs within an academic or similar environment.

What’s on Offer?

The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to create nurturing, inclusive, and collaborative working environments enabling us to nurture a vital and sustainable community. On offer is a full-time, fixed-term position, with a competitive remuneration package including 17% superannuation. In addition, we offer a myriad of staff benefits and discounts for health, fitness, accommodation, and banking to name a few.

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.

How to Apply?

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you! To apply online, please provide a copy of your up-to-date resume and a 1-2-page cover letter outlining your responses to the success criteria, your interest, and how your skills and experience align with the requirements of the role.

Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications Close Thursday 2nd June 2022.

For further information about the position please contact Dave Warrener, acting Head of Service Riawunna,, 03 63243692, or Tara Bailey, Talent Acquisition Partner,

Download File Aboriginal Student Adviser Position Description.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

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