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Manager, First Nations Success Initiatives - First Nations Identified Position

Reference no: 493916
Work type: Continuing - Full Time
Location: Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie
Categories: Indigenous Identified, Student Services, Management

  • A challenging role for a higher performer based in a regional location
  • Work within a collaborative and supportive leadership team
  • Join the University that has the highest number of enrolled First Nations students online in Australia 

The Role 

  • Continuing, Full Time
  • Level 8 - $98,003 to $110,997 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga

As the Manager, First Nations Success Initiatives you will provide expert leadership, strategic advice, and support regarding initiatives and activities contributing to the outstanding end to end pathways and outcomes for First Nations Students.

You will be responsible for the management of funding and resources allocated to, and activities associated with programs and will ensure compliance with relevant regulations, policies, and guidelines.

To be successful you will have: 

  • Subject matter expertise in the development and implementation of initiatives to support students through engagement with and learning from First Nations peoples and communities
  • High-level strategic planning and project management skills with sound financial acumen and contract oversight experience.
  • A growth mindset with a passion for making a difference and expertise in leading and motivating teams
  • Demonstrated success in internal and external stakeholder engagement and strategy.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Division of Student Success (DSS) aims to provide all Charles Sturt students with an excellent University experience through the provision of quality support and services. The Division supports students from all backgrounds, regardless of whether they study online or on-campus, whether they’ve just finished school or are mature age students. This includes support to First Nations and International students. Students are set up to succeed through the provision of opportunities for engagement, academic excellence and being career ready.

DSS also raises the aspiration for university studies in the region and provides quality foundation Pathways into university for students who don’t meet the ATAR requirements.

Through First Nations Student Connect services, a range of options are provided to assist First Nations students to be successful at Charles Sturt University. The service is delivered by several different teams, but communication channels are set up cohesively around First Nations students. Charles Sturt has the highest number of First Nations students online in Australia and is consistently one of the highest in overall First Nations enrolments nationally.

The First Nations Student Success team has staff dedicated to providing general advice and advocacy services, a First Nations Tutor Program, Away from Base services, direct entry programs and culturally appropriate connection to a range of specialist services.

Charles Sturt University offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

This is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander position under section 14 of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977. Please be aware you may be asked to provide confirmation of Indigenous Australian Identity.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Heather McGregor | Director, First Nations Student Success | Dir-FirstNations@csu.edu.au | Ph: 0418 361 211

Closing Date: 11 pm, 8 August 2021

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