Indigenous Academic Engagement Officer
Monash University

Indigenous Academic Engagement Officer

Job No.: 648746

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing appointment

Remuneration: $87,282 - $94,211 pa HEW Level 06 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions
  • Be a part of an inclusive, collaborative community

At Monash, work feels different. There’s a sense of belonging, from contributing to something ground breaking – a place where great things happen.

We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That’s why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

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The William Cooper Institute provides a point of focus for Monash University’s engagement in Indigenous scholarships, including overseeing all Indigenous activities University-wide, representing the  University externally in Indigenous matters. The Institute provides a range of support services to current and prospective Indigenous students.

The Monash Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Framework establishes their commitment to making a leading national and international contribution to Indigenous advancement over the next 12 years. As the University with the longest history of engagement in Indigenous education in Australia, this Framework once realised in 2030, will represent over 75 years of effort and achievements in Indigenous higher education in Australia.

The Opportunity

The Indigenous Academic Engagement Officer will coordinate a range of complex services to support the strategies, programs and initiatives for the William Cooper Institute. Reporting directly to the Manager, Indigenous Students Services, this role will ensure the delivery of Indigenous academic support and engagement of programs across the University.

A focus of the role is being the first point of contact between portfolio, university and internal and external client groups while working closely with faculties and central services.

As the successful candidate your duties will include:

  • Complete tasks, activities and administrative processes in the student service systems and deliver support to Indigenous students via programs such as the Indigenous Academic Enhancement Program [IAEP], and the Monash Indigenous Access Program for Indigenous pathway students
  • Provide advice and support to other staff, clients and stakeholders including the Director of the William Cooper Institute and Manager of Indigenous Student Services, ensuring excellent customer service outcomes
  • Contribute to and support a range of processes such as policy development, governance, management decision-making, change management, compliance, quality and performance reporting

We are seeking a professional individual that has an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. This will include excellent administration skills and organisational skills with a strong commitment to excellence in customer service. You will have a hands-on approach to service provision, highly-developed written and verbal communication skills and developed computer literacy.

If you believe you fit this profile, we look forward to receiving your application.

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

Join the pursuit of our purpose to build a better future for ourselves and our communities – #ChangeIt with us.

Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic)

Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.   

For instructions on how to apply, please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.


Mrs Erin Pennett, Indigenous Student Services Manager, William Cooper Institute,, +61 419 288 968

Position Description

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Closing Date

Sunday 26 March 2023, 11:55 pm AEDT

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