Coordinators, GUMURRII Student Success

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About Griffith University
At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

GUMURRII is a dedicated Student Success Unit for First Peoples (i.e. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander) students, that assists all undergraduate and postgraduate students in their educational journeys from attraction to success. GUMURRII works in direct partnership, consultation and collaboration with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and endeavours to complement all aspects of University life by offering a safe and culturally appropriate environment that enhances the student experience.

The opportunity
We are currently looking for two Student Success Coordinators to provide front line management and coordination to GUMURRII’s Student Success centres based on all five campuses. The two roles will work in direct partnership to manage and administer all student, staff and stakeholder access to GUMURRII centres with a focus on one geographical region each (i.e. North or South).

The Student Success Coordinator – North position will be based at the Nathan Campus with lead responsibility for all matters relating to Nathan, Mt Gravatt and South Bank campuses.

The Student Success Coordinator – South will be based at the Gold Coast Campus with lead responsibility for all matters relating to Gold Coast and Logan campuses.

The successful candidates will directly contribute to the conceptualisation, development and implementation of strategically driven and evidence-based approaches to supplementary services and support to all First Peoples students across all campuses, including the Digital Campus. Working in direct consultation and collaboration with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, the Student Success Coordinators will ensure that the highest quality experience and innovative student-centric service delivery can be achieved in an environment of continuous growth and improvements in First Peoples student attraction, retention, progression and success.

Success in this role requires the ability to build and nurture a culture of excellence, teamwork, compliance and professional work practices as a member and leaders of a small dynamic team focussed on proven outcomes and success; collaborative partnerships; and service-centric programs and initiatives.

To perform this role, it is essential that the person who holds the position be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is therefore a genuine occupational requirement, under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, that applicants are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

These are continuing, full time positions based at the Nathan (i.e. Student Success Coordinator – North) or Gold Coast (i.e. Student Success Coordinator – South) campus. Griffith is a multi-campus university and it is expected that both positions will work proactively across all campuses as required.

About you
To be successful in either role, you will bring demonstrated leadership capability and demonstrated achievement of outcomes and success in the delivery of high quality, evidence-based, service delivery in a complex environment.  You will possess skills and expertise that equips you for advancing First Peoples matters and in contributing to major growth and transformation. You will be an excellent communicator who demonstrates the highest levels of professional integrity and ethical behaviour in all aspects of your work.

Salary range
HEW Level 8: $94,767 – $106,610 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $110, 878 – $124,733 per annum.

How to apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description.
  • One page covering letter summarising your interest and suitability for the role. Please also include in your cover letter your preference for the geographical region the position will be responsible for: North or South.
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
      • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
      • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
      • Employment history, including present position;
      • Name and contact details of three referees.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

Note:  Application attachments should be saved as .doc, .docx or .pdf only.  File names should be no more than 25 characters long and should include letters and numbers only.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal history check and will require a Blue Card

What we offer
Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith’s strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information
For further information about this role, please contact Ms Cheryl Godwell-Pepper on or on +61 (0) 7 3735 4736 or Ms Leauarne Adams, Senior Executive Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7145.

For application queries, please contact Aneta Fijal, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7664.

Closing date:  Monday, 24 February 2020 at 5pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV’s from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV’s sent directly to Line Managers.