Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Employment Coordinator

Swinburne University of Technology

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Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply

Swinburne's vision

Our vision is to be a world-class university creating future-ready graduates, innovation and producing research with real-world impact. The knowledge and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are integral to realising this vision.

About the job

This is a key role responsible for implementing Swinburne’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce strategy and contributing to the delivery of workforce targets under Swinburne’s 2020-2023 RAP.

Reporting to the Diversity & Inclusion Manager in the Employee Experience team, People Planning and Culture (PP&C), the role manages recruitment and retention programs to support employment outcomes.

Stakeholder and relationship management is integral to the success of this role. The position works across the both the PP&C group and the Moondani Toombadool Centre (MTC) and requires building strong working relationships with other University areas, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and external stakeholders to enable Swinburne to attract, retain and develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent.

This is an Identified position and being an Australian Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander is considered a ‘genuine occupational qualification’ in accordance with sub-s 26(3) and s 28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

• The ability to gain the support and commitment of others to progress Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, retention and/or development initiatives
• The ability to build networks and partnerships with diverse groups of people; to work collaboratively to achieve shared objectives
• Extensive experience and expertise in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment or broad knowledge; or a degree with subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
• Passion and commitment to achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment outcomes

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

Swinburne was the first Australian university to achieve ‘Elevate” status. Visit our RAP 2020-2023 to find out more about our commitment to reconciliation. 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.

Swinburne considers that being Aboriginal and/or a Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under subsection 26(3) or section 28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic). As such, only applicants of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent will be considered for this position.

To find out more about our Indigenous Employment Strategy and our RAP please visit http://www.swinburne.edu.au/about/our-university/indigenous-matters/reconciliation-action-plan/


To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne.

How to apply and further information

To view the position description or to start an application click on apply at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

For further information about the position, please contact Maree Norden, Manager Diversity & Inclusion at mnorden@swin.edu.au or on 0455 506 393

For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday, 15 April 2021.

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