Indigenous Student Education Officer

Overview of the role

The Indigenous Engagement Officer role plays a pivotal role in ensuring that RMIT’s engagement with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and the community is responsive and meaningful.

The Indigenous Engagement Officer does this by building strong purposeful links with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and students by working collaboratively in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.

The role will require occasional travel in Victoria and interstate.

What You Will Do

  1. Support the implementation of structures and processes that support RMIT’s Reconciliation agenda and activities by actively contributing to a culture of continual improvement of outcomes and opportunities for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
  2. Enhance the Indigenous student experience by working to connect current students with the opportunities and services available at RMIT including those delivered by Ngarara Willim and through other parts of the University.
  3. Implement activities and projects that create a sense of community and belonging and that contribute to RMIT’s ambitions in relation to the retention, progression and completion of current Indigenous students.


The successful candidate will have extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an understanding of community needs, particularly the educational and personal support needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to build rapport with staff, students and the community and a demonstrated ability to manage sensitive matters in a professional and culturally appropriate manner.
  • Proven ability to access, to tailor and deliver information effectively to a diverse range of clients and stakeholders.