Outreach & Engagement Officer

Oct 17, 2016
Oct 28, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit [the Unit] is the University of Queensland's [UQ] interdisciplinary place of Indigenous learning and research in the areas of Indigenous knowledge and related academic fields. The Unit is focused on the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in higher education and works with the University to create an inclusive environment for Indigenous people's cultures, knowledge and ways of learning.

The role

The primary function of the position is to assist with the development and implementation of a comprehensive outreach and engagement plan and to deliver Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student outreach activities and community engagement. The Outreach and Engagement Officer will report to the Outreach and Engagement Team Leader and will deliver the activities in co-ordination with the Outreach and Engagement Manager, and with the UQ's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, relevant Faculties and Schools and other project partners.

This is an identified position and the occupant must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent as an equal opportunity measure in accordance with Section 105 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

The person

Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree or demonstrate an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. This role will require an individual who has excellent organisational and time management skills, well developed oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders. Knowledge of the Australian school and tertiary education system and an understanding of the barriers, challenges and constraints that inhibit aspiration to university level study for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people would be an advantage. 


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at HEW Level 6 until the 31 December 2017. The remuneration package will be in the range $72,045.70 - $77,635.44 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package range $78,890.04 - 85,010.81 p.a.).

Position Description

499610_3033756_Outreach & Engagement Officer.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Shane Drahm on +61 7 3365 7251 or s.drahm@uq.edu.au

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and a brief summary of their relevant qualifications, employment history and achievements as they relate to the selection criteria.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Reference: 499610

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