Manager: Wirringka Student Services (HEO 8)

University of South Australia
July 28, 2024
Offerd Salary:$108
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Contract Type:fixed term contract
Working Time:Full time
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  • Open to Australian Aboriginal Peoples only

  • Full-time, fixed term contract until 31 December 2025 based at City West campus
  • Commencement Salary: $108,351 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About You

    You are highly motivated people leader with exceptional relationship building skills and a keen eye for detail. In this role, you will provide high level advice to the Director and Deputy Director Student Engagement Unit (SEU) on the implementation and delivery of consistent and student focussed learning and pastoral care services across the University to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students (hereafter referred to as Aboriginal students).

    About the Role

    Reporting to the Deputy Director: Student Engagement this position plays a key role in improving access, participation, retention, completion, and success of Aboriginal students, this is achieved by leading the planning, development, implementation, promotion and evaluation of services and initiatives that deliver an outstanding student experience.

    Wirringka Student Services provides information, advice, and assistance to potential and current Aboriginal students. The team provides support to Aboriginal students, administers the Aboriginal Tutorial Program at the University, and facilitates a number of events on campus and in the community. The University of South Australia is committed to and values Aboriginal education, and Wirringka Student Services is a key part of this work.

    Core Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement Wirringka Student Services' operational plan and effective strategies to improve access, participation, retention, completion, and success of Aboriginal students
  • Manage the development of programs and resources across all campuses to deliver and improve learning and pastoral care services for Aboriginal students
  • Source, analyse and provide strategic advice and recommendations on engagement and support relative to best practice for Aboriginal students to the SEU leadership team as required
  • Lead, mentor and manage the team including the development and review of performance plans and facilitating professional development
  • Collaborate and liaise with internal stakeholders to ensure the coordinated delivery of services to Aboriginal students that is student- centred and meets compliance and quality assurance requirements
  • About UniSA

    The University of South Australia is Australia's University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous, and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

    Essential Skills and Experience

  • Evidence of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander ancestry
  • Tertiary qualifications and relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training
  • Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to inspire and achieve results through others while developing and improving their capability through mentoring and performance development and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage resources in a complex organisation including experience in managing financial and human resources
  • High level analytical, research and writing skills to enable the effective synthesis of relevant information and data, and the provision of high- quality written reports and correspondence.
  • Well-developed strategic and problem-solving skills, including the ability to implement strategies and operational plans to achieve organisational objectives
  • Ability to speak an Aboriginal language represented in South Australia (desirable)
  • Benefits

    Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Work Life flexibility including working from home, family responsibility leave and individual flexibility agreements
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • Staff study support
  • Culture

    At the University of South Australia, we value workplace diversity and are committed to providing a supportive, inclusive, and respectful work environment for all people. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, women, members of the LGBTIQ+ community, people of culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disability.

    We are committed to providing an equitable and barrier free recruitment process and encourage you to share any support, adjustments and/or access requirements you have by contacting our Recruitment Central team on [email protected]. Anything you tell us will be kept completely confidential.

    Start Your Unstoppable Career!

    For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

    Please address your cover letter to Amanda Culleney Manager: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 6320.

    Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 28 July 2024

    Pursuant to Section 56 part 2 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (as amended) (SA) applications are invited from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People only.

    Pursuant to the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (the Act) and the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations), this position has been deemed prescribed. This role will require the successful candidate to hold a current Working with Children Check. #S-DNI

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