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Officer, Indigenous Curriculum Transformation

Apply now Job no: 505025
Work type: Full-time
Location: Flexible, Geelong - City, Geelong - Waurn Ponds, Melbourne - Burwood
Categories: Administration

  • Flexible location – Geelong / Burwood / Warrnambool
  • Full-time, fixed-term till December 2021
  • HEW 6 $81,274 + 17% Superannuation 

We are currently seeking an Indigenous Curriculum Transformation Officer who will play a vital role in transforming our curriculum to be more inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges and perspectives. You’ll bring excellent relationship management skills, a strong cultural grounding and a ‘can-do’ attitude to our small but dedicated team of Aboriginal colleagues.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate and facilitate ‘on Country’ (and virtual) transformative learning experiences for academic staff members and leaders across a range of academic disciplines, liaising appropriately with Indigenous communities and organisations.
  • Collaborate with Faculties and teaching & learning staff to design resources and experiences that will contribute to greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledges, histories, perspectives, connection to Country, teaching and learning approaches.
  • Provide appropriate ongoing advice, support and networking for academic staff during curriculum redesign and development.
  • Assist with curriculum-mapping across a range of courses to properly understand the current state of Indigenous knowledges and perspectives in curriculum.
  • Facilitate workshops and deliver presentations.
  • Work in partnership with a range of key stakeholders, both internal and external, to advance the University’s agenda in relation to equity, diversity, access and inclusion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • Experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and their communities, along with an established knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact Indigenous people in contemporary Australia.
  • Ability to develop (with considered research and planning) and run programs to a budget, and to evaluate their effectiveness.
  • Computer literacy in multiple software applications, including the Microsoft suite, internet and email.
  • Experience in curriculum design or teaching at any level would be highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students and to be able to apply this to Deakin University.
  • Ability to develop (with considered research and planning) and run programs to a budget, and to evaluate their effectiveness.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File PD - Indigenous Curriculum Transformation Officer.pdf

Applications for this position close on 24th January 2021.

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Tom Molyneux, Indigenous Inclusion Coordinator, on (03) 5247 9710.

Even if you don't possess all the required skills, yet you are passionate about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges and Education please don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more about this exciting role. We would like to hear from you!

Please note that this position is situated in the central Office of Indigenous Strategy & Innovation, led by Professor Mark Rose, and not at NIKERI Institute (formerly known as IKE).

In line with special measure provisions in Section 12 of the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act (2010), the University will only be accepting applications for this position from people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

For a confidential discussion regarding the employment process, and/or Deakin’s support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, please contact Fiona Mitchell (HR Consultant, Indigenous Staffing) on 03 5227 8733 or fiona.mitchell@deakin.edu.au.

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, sexual orientations, and genders.


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