Senior Manager, GUMURRII Student Success (114238)

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    City of Gold Coast City of Gold Coast City of Gold Coast City of Gold Coast , Queensland Queensland Queensland Queensland , Australia Australia Australia Australia
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Senior Manager, GUMURRII Student Success (114238)

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.

The GUMURRII Student Success Unit brings this to life by being the ‘hub’ of the University’s First Peoples (i.e. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander) student community, developing and supporting the academic activities of First Peoples students and their success.

GUMURRII is a dedicated Student Success Unit for First Peoples 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 to enhance the student experience.

The opportunity
We are currently looking for a Senior Manager, GUMURRII Student Success to provide high-quality leadership to the GUMURRII Student Success Unit. The Senior Manager will be responsible for the conceptualisation, development and implementation of strategically driven and evidence-based approaches to all supplementary services and support on offer to Griffith University’s First Peoples students and stakeholders across all campuses. The Senior Manager, will work in direct consultation and collaboration with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to conceptualise, develop and implement innovative approaches to student matters that achieves 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 and lead a team focussed on measurable outcomes; conceptualisation, development and implementation of student-centric programs and initiatives, underpinned by sound data and measurable results.

This is a continuing full time position based at the Gold Coast campus. Griffith is a multi-campus university and therefore it is understood that this position will work across all campuses as required.

This is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander role under section 25 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

About you
To be successful within this role, you will bring demonstrated leadership capability to enable the delivery of high quality, evidence-based, program administration in a complex environment, that is undergoing major growth and transformation.  You will possess proven skills and expertise in advancing First Peoples matters and in contributing to innovative strategies and programs. In addition, you will be an excellent communicator who demonstrates the highest levels of professional integrity and ethical behaviour.

Salary range
HEW Level 10: $118,526 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $138,675 per annum.

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

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description
  • One page covering letter summarising your interest and suitability for the role.
  • 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 University, 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 First Peoples to apply.

Further information
For further information about this role, please contact Ms Cheryl Godwell-Pepper, Director, Gumurrii Student Support Unit on

For application queries, please contact Therese Roe, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7359.

Closing date: Monday, 13 January 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.


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