Koorie Strategic Relationship Manager

Location Mildura campus
Category Koorie Strategy
Job Type Full time Ongoing
Reference Code Job reference 251
“This is a special measures role and only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples are eligible to apply, as per the Equal Opportunity Act 2010."

Located on the Mildura Campus, the Dulka Yuppata ('Place of Learning') Training Centre provides support and assistance to all Koorie students enrolled at SuniTAFE Mildura.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, suitably qualified professional for the role of Koorie Strategic Relationship Manager at the Mildura campus.

The Koorie Strategic Relationship Manager is a key leadership role in connecting SuniTAFE with local First Nations communities and will lead and establish Koorie Studies as a key Strategic Pillar of the organisation. 

The role leads and drives SuniTAFE’s Reconciliation Action Plan and ensures SuniTAFE fulfills its commitments under its Wurreker Agreement. Building deep connections not only externally with local community but internally as well through collaboration with education delivery, the role is fundamental to facilitating and ensuring strong educational outcomes for First Nations students. 

The role oversees a Koorie Support team based both in Mildura (Dulka Yuppata) and Swan Hill (Telkaya) campus’ that work to drive cultural inclusivity at SuniTAFE, facilitate a First Nations perspective in course curriculums along with ensuring safety and advocacy for First Nations learners.

Applicant’s will need to have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Education or Management 
  • Successful experience in leading and collaborating with First Nations communities to achieve outcomes.
  • Demonstrated linkages and relationships with local Koorie community.
  • Experience leading, coordinating and promoting programs/and or projects to meet the needs of the Koorie community.
  • An understanding of the challenges encountered by Koorie students in entering formal educational setting such as TAFE, and of the various means of assistance available to address such difficulties.
  • An understanding of the training and employment issues affecting members of the Koorie community, particularly the local Koori communities.
  • Knowledge of Victorian Aboriginal culture and society, and the ability to communicate effectively with the local Koorie people. 
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills and the ability to write reports.
The successful candidate will be required to provide:
  • A successful criminal record check which is less than 6 months old
  • A valid working with children check
  • Valid driver’s licence; and
  • A full COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate
This role will remain open until filled. 

This position is open to Australian residents only or those with current working rights in Australia.

How to apply

Candidates are always encouraged to apply for positions that match their particular skill set. When you are applying for a position at SuniTAFE you will need to supply the following information:

A current resume – demonstrating where you have worked and what you have done, be sure to include your:

  • Professional references
  • Copies of current qualifications – relating to the role you are applying for
  • A document addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description
  • For assistance addressing Key Selection Criteria please visit the Recruitment Process page on the SuniTAFE website.
All applications must be made by the position closing date through the application portal - click here

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