Director - Office of Indigenous Engagement

Central Queensland University
February 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:$164,443
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Contract Type:Fixed Term (5 years
Working Time:Full time
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Director - Office of Indigenous Engagement

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Date: 18 Jan 2024

Job Location: Rockhampton, QLD, AU

Company: Central Queensland University

About this Opportunity

CQUniversity is committed to the improvement of employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The aim of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment and Career Development Strategy is to address the under-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across all CQUniversity campuses. The filling of this position is intended to constitute an equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 105 of the Anti- Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) This position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

  • Fixed Term (5 years), Full Time
  • Office of Indigenous Engagement
  • CQUniversity Rockhampton – other locations negotiable (Relocation support available)
  • Attractive remuneration package circa $164,443 (includes salary of $140,500 + super)
  • Join an organisation with an unbreakable belief that quality education, training and research should be available to everyone – regardless of background, location or life circumstances.

    About CQUniversity

    CQUniversity's unique vision for diversity, outreach, engagement, research, learning and teaching, and inclusiveness have led to it being ranked among the best universities worldwide. Our commitment to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals sees us ranked as one of the top 75 universities participating in the recent globally-recognised Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2023.

    CQUniversity has also been awarded five star ratings by The Good Universities Guide 2023 for:

  • full-time employment,
  • social equity,
  • graduate starting salary,
  • overall undergraduate experience, and
  • undergraduate teaching quality,
  • Placing us in the top 20 per cent of universities in Australia in these categories.

    Working at CQUniversity

    An exciting opportunity has become available within CQUniversity's Office of Indigenous Engagement to employ a Director – Indigenous Engagement. As a leading institution committed to diversity and inclusivity, CQUniversity aims to create a vibrant environment that fosters First Nations engagement, inclusion, and success. In this senior management role, you will lead the development and implementation of key strategies, policies, and initiatives that strengthen the presence of First Nations perspectives throughout the organisation.

    As the Director of Indigenous Engagement, you will play a pivotal role in coordinating and managing the day-to-day operations of the Office of Indigenous Engagement. Working closely with the Deputy Vice-President Indigenous Engagement, you will collaborate with CQUniversity staff and First Nations communities to integrate Indigenous knowledge, culture, and perspectives. Your responsibilities include representing the university in a senior management capacity to drive initiatives related to Indigenous employee and student advocacy, cultural safety and wellbeing, employment, development, and success. Additionally, you will champion Indigenous coaching, mentoring, and leadership development activities to position CQUniversity as an employer of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

    The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in senior management roles, demonstrating expertise in Indigenous engagement, community collaboration, and strategic planning. You will contribute to the development of initiatives that drive commercial interests while ensuring income generation for CQUniversity. As a supervisor, you will provide mentorship, guidance, and career planning for your team, fostering a positive and constructive work environment.

    If you are a dedicated leader passionate about advancing Indigenous engagement and promoting cultural competence within an academic setting, we invite you to apply and contribute to the transformative journey of CQUniversity.

    Be Rewarded
  • Generous carers, maternity and paternity leave
  • Indigenous Cultural or Ceremonial leave
  • 17% superannuation (with the choice of joining an award-winning superfund)
  • Flexible and inclusive work / life balance
  • Fantastic staff professional / career development opportunities
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Position Requirements
  • Extensive experience in a senior leadership capacity and a demonstrable track record of delivering against institutional KPIs with an emphasis on managing highly successful teams, programs and services.
  • Strong understanding of the tertiary education environment and current trends in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, research, training and/or employment.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and communicate a compelling strategic direction in consideration of emerging challenges/opportunities with the ability to translate the strategic direction into achievable team goals.
  • Proven ability to influence, negotiate, and engage effectively with diverse internal and external stakeholders in a culturally appropriate manner, to achieve sustainable relationships and positive outcomes.
  • Position Description

    For further information about this position, please refer to the position description.

    Apply today for a career that changes lives

    Applications Close: 11:59pm, Thursday, 15 February 2024

    Job Requisition ID: 4168

    Contact Details:

    Adrian Miller and Emma Cerff

    (07) 4726 5382 and 0417 144 315

    [email protected] and [email protected]

    When submitting your application, please include: Your Current CV or Resume, and a 1-2 page Cover Letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience and suitability for the position. Please note, applicants for the position must have full time work rights.

    CQUniversity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and CQUniversity's domestic and international student graduates with post-study work rights are encouraged to apply.

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