Director Indigenous Engagement

Swinburne University of Technology
February 01, 2023
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  • Leadership role to strengthen Swinburne's reconciliation vision and goals
  • Full time, ongoing position at our vibrant Hawthorn campus
  • Attractive salary and benefits with flexible working options
  • About the Role Swinburne has a unique opportunity for a passionate leader to support the Universities reconciliation vision and goals in a newly created role Director, Indigenous Engagement.

    You will be responsible for developing high order initiatives that focus on Indigenous employment, philanthropy and procurement as well as regularly reviewing these strategies to operationalisation against agreed key performance indicators.

    Additionally, you will be responsible for implementing the University's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce strategy which contributes to the delivery of workforce targets under Swinburne University's Reconciliation Action Plan.

    Reporting to Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous Engagement, the Director Indigenous Engagement will be responsible for developing comprehensive strategies:

  • To maximise recruitment and retention programs and initiatives that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander employment outcomes.
  • To develop a dedicated philanthropy program to increase funds that can be used to fund initiatives across SUT
  • To further explore and develop procurement opportunities for Indigenous business to grow through successful tendering with SUT
  • This position is an identified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander position. Pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), only applications from suitably qualified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates will be considered.

    To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • Lead the development, review and update of Swinburne's current Indigenous recruitment and retention programs and initiatives that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment outcomes.
  • Lead the development of innovative strategies and programs to promote and support the employment of Indigenous people through targeted employment, traineeships, cadetships, scholarships or other pathways within the University.
  • Build capability and manage Indigenous talent within the organsition to support growth for the future through succession planning, performance and development, culture, and engagement.
  • Drive change to support Indigenous employment outcomes with internal key stakeholders including the Moondani Toombadool Centre (MTC), the RAP Working Group, and senior leaders.
  • Build and develop positive relationships with the broader community including the Koori Heritage Trust and local Indigenous community groups and networks
  • Qualifications Postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience

    About Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice
  • The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

    To Apply Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position. To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

    If you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click ‘apply' and you will be redirected to Swinburne's Jobs website to access the Position Description at the bottom of the page.

    Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on [email protected]

    Applications Close: Wednesday 1st February 2023 at 5pm.

    Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

    Equity and Diversity Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

    At Swinburne, we celebrate our diverse culture and the strength this brings to our workforce. We are committed to our Indigenous Employment Strategy and are therefore seeking to increase the representation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples within the University, where traditionally they have been under-represented. We would like to grow the Indigenous workforce to further enhance the capability within these disciplines.

    Pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), we will therefore only consider applications from suitably qualified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates for this position.

    For this role, it is a genuine occupational requirement that the incumbent must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander as authorised under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

    For any support please contact [email protected] or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

    We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant

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