Director Indigenous Student Services

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    The University of Western Australia
    35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA, Perth, WA, Australia
    Phone: +61 8 6488 6000
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Perth Crawley, WA 

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School of Indigenous Studies

  • Full-time, ongoing position
  • Salary range: Level 9: $117,049 – $123,858 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Education (PVCIE) is responsible for leading the University of Western Australia’s Indigenous Education Strategy which encompasses all areas of the University’s activities. The PVCIE provides strategic leadership of the School of Indigenous Studies and is responsible for the operations and strategic developments of the Berndt Museum, and the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health. Through these entities the office has responsibility to deliver multi-disciplinary teaching and research programs and provide specialised support and services to current and future Indigenous students.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under broad direction, be responsible to the PVCIE and will lead the Indigenous Students Directorate within the School of Indigenous Studies. You will have a specific responsibility for the operation of Indigenous programs and initiatives and for establishing the strategic direction of these programs through development of priorities and strategies closely aligned with the Indigenous Education Strategy and other University goals. You will provide leadership, maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders and partners and offer strategic advice on matters relating to Indigenous student success and wellbeing.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Extensive relevant experience in program development and service delivery to Indigenous students
  • Extensive knowledge of education systems in Western Australia and Indigenous higher education at local and national levels
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage programs and staff
  • Established Indigenous community networks
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and contribute to policy and program development

About you

You will be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. This position is being advertised under Section 50 (D) of the WA Equal Opportunity Act. Aboriginality is considered a genuine requirement for this position.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Position Description - Director Indigenous Student Services.pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: 11:55pm AWST on Sunday, 8 May 2022

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.


UWA has in place a temporary COVID-19 Premises Access Directionto help protect the University community’s health and safety. This means you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status (or have a Vaccination Exemption Statement) as a condition of entry to all UWA buildings and enclosed outdoor structures

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021).
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.   



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