Coordinator - IWF Indigenous Scholars Program

Australian National University (ANU)

Canberra ACT, Australia 🇦🇺

Job no: 541737
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package: $82,371 – $94,817 (pro rata) per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Part time (0.4FTE negotiable/flexible), Fixed term (12 months)

The Position

The Coordinator, IWF Indigenous Scholars Program will provide support to the Institute for Water Futures ‘Indigenous Scholars Program Advisory Committee’ towards achieving our key goals of attracting, retaining and supporting Indigenous Scholars with particular interests in water. The Coordinator is responsible for the recruitment of new students, and empowering new and existing students to take control of their studies and future careers. They will be a first point of contact to assist students navigate the ANU environment and with course selection and enrolment processes and will assist honours and postgraduate research students to connect with culturally appropriate supervisors. They will also provide pastoral care, sensitively and confidentially assisting students to adjust to tertiary study and on-campus life, providing advice for achieving a good life/work balance and managing cultural obligations.

The Person

The successful candidate will have exceptional relationship-building and interpersonal skills and be passionate about assisting Indigenous Scholars to enter and successfully complete tertiary study. They will have the ability to establish and develop strong connections with Indigenous communities. This position would suit a current or recently graduated ANU Indigenous Student.

The School

The IWF mission is to support sustainable water futures and to identify transformative, innovative and robust strategies to address the water challenges of today and tomorrow.  The IWF brings together researchers in futures focused water related positions from across sciences, social sciences, humanities and public policy within the ANU and has established research partnerships with many state and federal water agencies. The IWF is committed to growing Indigenous participation and leadership in National water management.

The College

The ANU College of Science encompasses the disciplines of: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment and Society, Mathematics, Physics, and Science Communication and is also home to a number of cross-disciplinary and specialist Institutes and Centres.  Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and deliver a research-led education program that encompasses the breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities. 

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For further information please contact, Susan Ward, +61 2 6125 9389, E: [email protected] 

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ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. People with a disability are encouraged to apply. For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here.

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: 10 Aug 2021 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 22 Aug 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time