Project Lead – Indigenous Cultural Education

University of Melbourne
November 29, 2023
Offerd Salary:$143,913
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Project Lead – Indigenous Cultural Education

Job no: 0057993 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Continuing Department: Office of Provost Salary: UOM 10 – $143,913 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Program manage the University's flagship education program to improve our indigenous cultural awareness
  • Lead a team of indigenous professionals and passionate allies who are committed to making a difference
  • Work alongside other teams focussed on implementing our Indigenous Strategy – Murmuk Djerring
  • About the Indigenous Cultural Education Program The University is rolling out a large-scale leadership and education program to all staff to strengthen our culture and commitment to eliminating racism. As a large-scale culture change program sponsored by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Indigenous, the education program is the cornerstone initiative that will support our leaders and staff to understand the role and responsibility they play in ensuring our Indigenous community of students and staff feel empowered and valued, culturally safe and are treated with dignity and respect.

    About the Role This role offers an exceptional opportunity for an experienced and purpose- driven project manager. You'll oversee the delivery of a highly visible program that stands as a cornerstone of the University's commitment to eliminating racism, and implementing our commitment to creating a culturally safe environment for all. Responsible for leading the delivery and implementation of this educational initiative across the University, this role will play a crucial part in ensuring a high-quality outcomes and a seamless rollout of the programs.

    Whilst this is not an identified Indigenous role, we strongly encourage application from Indigenous colleagues and candidates.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead a team of specialists, and work with a range of stakeholders, to design and deliver the program of work and suite of learning solutions
  • Oversee the project plans and evaluation framework to monitor impact and success/outcomes of the program
  • Lead the development and execution of procurement strategies to engage external providers and an effective program delivery
  • Manage commercial relationships with the vendors and ensure prudent management of the contract and scope
  • Who We Are Looking For Are you an experienced project manager, passionate about making a positive impact in creating a culturally safe University, free from racism?

    We are looking for someone who understands the intricacies of rolling out large-scale programs across a complex organisation. Utilising your excellent planning and time management skills in conjunction with a high proficiency in project management methodology, you will progress multiple pieces of work simultaneously. As a confident leader, you will provide day-to-day leadership and direction to the project delivery team and as a strong communicator, you will proactively engage with stakeholders at all levels. You will understand and be open to learn about how to work with indigenous colleagues in a culturally sensitive manner.

    You will also have:

  • Well-developed knowledge and understanding of Indigenous societies, cultures and issues
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, including Indigenous colleagues and delivery partners
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level proficiency with a project management methodology e.g. Smartsheet, MS Project etc
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – “ Strategic Peoples Initiative (SPI) Team – Office of the Provost“ The SPI team is responsible for the development of University wide people strategies aimed at building the organisational capability to ensure that the University has the right talent to secure its place as Australia's leading University and its standing in theTK1 global market place now and in the future. These include strategies that will redefine how the University attracts, retains and develops talent.

    The Office of the Provost supports achievement of the vision and objectives for learning and teaching, and academic performance contained in Advancing Melbourne 2030) The Office of the Provost portfolio sits alongside other divisions (Research, International, Strategy & Culture,

    Administration & Finance) within Chancellery, and is responsible for:

  • Education and student experience
  • Indigenous strategy
  • People and Community, including Human Resources
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Respect at Melbourne.
  • Office of Indigenous Employment (OIE)

    Although this role reports to the SPI team, you will co-locate in the Office of Indigenous Employment. The OIE is a dedicated office for Indigenous employment and development. The Office for Indigenous Employment will provide Indigenous colleagues across all facets of the University with meaningful support that draws on formal recognition of the unique skills and cultural load of Indigenous staff, and on ensuring confidence in their cultural safety while at work.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check outour benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visitour Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact the Professional Talent Acquisition Team via email at Professional- [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Applications close: Wednesday 29th November 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

    Position Description: 0057993Project LeadPD (1).pdf

    Advertised: 15 Nov 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 29 Nov 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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