Director Indigenous Student Success

  • Location:
    Wagga Wagga City Council Wagga Wagga City Council Wagga Wagga City Council Wagga Wagga City Council , New South Wales New South Wales New South Wales New South Wales , Australia Australia Australia Australia
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Education
  • Deadline:
    31/10/2019

 

 

Charles Sturt University

Director Indigenous Student Success

3 Year Fixed Term Contract – Full Time – Bathurst or Wagga Wagga NSW Campus

 

Provide Leadership and direction for the University with respect to services that facilitate access to University by Indigenous peoples, and participation and success of Indigenous students.

 

About the organization

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 Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) has oversight for leading and driving a student-centred culture across the CSU student lifecycle, from awareness through to graduation and alumni.  The Portfolio supports the University’s objectives to provide sector leading student recruitment and engagement practices, to ensure our students feel well supported on their learning journey whilst developing a lifelong connection to the CSU community.

Staff in the Division of Student Services work collaboratively with Faculties and Divisions to enhance students’ University experience. We recognise that successful transition into University depends upon a holistic approach involving academic and social integration. Through inclusive practices we build aspiration levels for Higher Education, enhance participation in chosen courses of study, and enable people to make smooth transitions into University and into the workforce.

 

The Division of Student Services ensures a positive correlation between a collegial, humanistic approach to student success and creates an authentic, down-to-earth and welcoming student experience. The Division contributes to the student-centred approach, student retention strategies and student satisfaction objectives of Charles Sturt University, to lead industry best practice.

The Division of Student Services incorporates the following units: Study Skills, Indigenous Success, Participation and Pathways, Student Communications, Student Safety and Wellbeing and Uni Life.

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.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

 

About the role

Provide Leadership and direction for the University with respect to services that facilitate access to University by Indigenous peoples, and participation and success of Indigenous students.

  • Create and lead improvement strategies and initiatives for Indigenous students
  • Career opportunity in leadership
  • Benefits of regional lifestyle.

Indigenous Student Success you will provide senior leadership and direction for the University with respect to services that facilitate access to University by Indigenous peoples, and participation and success of Indigenous students.

Success in this role is dependent upon effective collaboration with Charles Sturt University Faculties and Divisions and with external partners to establish innovative and efficient strategies and services that support Charles Sturt’s strategic plans.

 

About you

To be successful in this role you will have the following skills and experience and be able to meet the below selection criteria.

  • Good working knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies, and be able to communicate sensitively and effectively within this environment and identify as an Indigenous Australian;
  • Postgraduate qualifications with demonstrated capability in leading the development, implementation and evaluation of services that enhance Indigenous student experience; or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience;
  • Proven leadership in a range of demanding and influential roles that show capacity to develop a sense of unity, cooperation and common purpose amongst staff, and to support organisational and cultural change as needed;
  • Sound understanding of university processes and the Australian higher education context, including the tertiary education landscape, academic and administrative processes, legislation requirements, equity principles and education for sustainability; AND
  • Extensive knowledge of the latest national and international developments in the delivery of services that facilitate access to University by Indigenous peoples, and participation and success of Indigenous students;

 

What we can offer you

  • Fixed Term (up to three (3) years), Full Time
  • Senior remuneration package in the range of $156,499 to $195,624 p.a
  • Bathurst or Wagga Wagga

 

How to apply

Please ensure you contact jobs@pipelinetalent.com.au or call 02 8001 6603 for a copy of the information pack which contains the selection criteria for this position.

Your application should contain:

  • A cover letter briefly describing why the position is of interest and what you believe you can bring to the role;
  • A statement concisely and systematically addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description; AND
  • A full curriculum vitae detailing qualifications, full employment history and relevant achievements which includes the names and contact details of at least three potential referees (these referees will not be contacted without the prior consent of the candidate)

Applications should be submitted to jobs@pipelinetalent.com.au with the subject line “CSU – Director Indigenous Student Success”.

Applications must be received by 5pm Thursday 31 October 2019

Unfortunately, late submissions will not be accepted.

 

How to get more information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting Pipeline Talent at jobs@pipelinetalent.com.au or on 02 8001 6603

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