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Project Manager, Aboriginal Research Strategy

The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia
Closing date
Oct 3, 2022

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Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Full Time
Organization Type
University and College
Jobseeker Type
Academic (e.g. 'Lecturer')
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(HEO9) $118,888 - $127,192 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation will apply.

3 year fixed term position

Wirltu Yarlu is responsible for engaging with and recruiting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as providing support to students during their time at the University of Adelaide. They provide culturally appropriate support and academic mentoring to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and support them to access tertiary education through various pathway programs, including Marni Wingku, the Karnkanthi Indigenous Education Program, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. Wirltu Yarlu also supports the broader University to better understand Indigenous cultures and histories through the delivery of the Indigenous Knowledges Major and employment of Cultural Advisors.

The Project Manager, Aboriginal Research Strategy is responsible for managing the successful implementation of the University's Aboriginal Research Strategy, Yuringkarninthi. Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), with a strong working relationship with the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Project Manager will work closely with faculties, departments and units across the University, relevant research and student support committees and working groups, external and industry based Higher Degree by Research (HDR) stakeholders, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff to ensure that the goals of the Yuringkarninthi are achieved within the strategy's lifetime 2022 - 2025.

To be successful you will need:
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing Indigenous-focused strategies, and a high-level knowledge of the factors impacting on Indigenous research priorities and Higher Degree by Research participation in South Australia and Nationally
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with experience in the creation and presentation of high-quality publications and documents
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, confident presentation, approachability, and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals.
  • High level of understanding and awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures, and issues, and demonstrated ability to engage key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders

  1. Demonstrated knowledge of the Australian higher education sector, including issues relevant to participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in higher education and research.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaboration - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Your division's broader role

The Division of Academic and Student Engagement drives the University's strategic activities in relation to learning and teaching. This includes ensuring all Adelaide students have a quality experience, and investing in our academic staff's professional development.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, Monday 3 October 2022.

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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