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Adviser, First Nations Students - Identified First Nations Position

Reference no: 494005
Work type: Fixed Term - Full Time
Location: Orange
Categories: Indigenous Identified, Student Services, Education and Training or Learning Support (i.e. Academic Skills, Educational Designers), Professional

  • Support First Nations students to succeed 
  • Contribute to a large passionate and supportive team 
  • Build professional relationships and network with a diverse range of staff and students

The Role

  • Fixed Term (up to December 2023), Full Time
  • Level 6 - $81,222 to $87,853. (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Orange

As the Adviser, First Nations Students you will work within the team responsible for the collaborative development, and consistent implementation and evaluation of a range of services for our First Nations students.

This is an opportunity to bring your unique skills and experience to advocate for First Nations students undertaking study in our health courses at Charles Sturt by providing professional and timely responses to enquiries as well as deliver inclusive and holistic services committed to enhance their experiences and support their success on their university journey.

To be successful you will have:

  • Strong understanding of the issues relating to and affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the ability to communicate sensitively, and problem solve effectively.
  • Demonstrated capability to deliver and support initiatives and caseload across multiple sites and mediums.
  • Work within a team committed to achieving the same goals as well as the ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with a diverse range of stakeholders including staff and students

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.

CSU 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.

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.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the Position Description or by contacting:

Blake Dunn | Manager, First Nations Student Services || Ph:

Closing Date: 11 pm, 21 September 2021 

Advertised: - AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: - AUS Eastern Standard Time