Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit - Fisher Leadership
Fixed Term
Close Date: 16/08/2021
REF: UOQats0721
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Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit

Fixed Term
Close Date: 16/08/2021
REF: UOQats0721

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (ATSIS) Unit was established at The University of Queensland (UQ) in 1984, recognising the importance of support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and engagement with the Indigenous community. The activities of the ATSIS Unit are guided by the objectives of The University of Queensland Strategic Plan. The ATSIS Unit strongly supports the celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and recognises the enormous contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and perspectives bring to UQ’s teaching and learning, research and engagement activities.
About This Opportunity
As the Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (ATSIS) Unit you will develop and operationalise the ATSIS unit’s strategic direction in line with the University’s Indigenous Engagement strategies. You will provide operational leadership to the unit; in particular, across the key focus areas of outreach, community engagement and enrichment of future and current student services.
You will undertake governance and leadership responsibilities, participating on boards and committees and working closely with stakeholders both internal and external to UQ. You will manage the operational functions of the unit, develop strategies to manage resources, oversee implementation of Unit planning and undertake regular reviews of the Unit’s progress against key performance indicators.
This position is located at UQ’s picturesque St Lucia campus. The ATSIS Unit has premises at both the St Lucia and Gatton campuses. Remote assistance is provided to students at Gatton and other UQ campuses or locations.
The Ideal Candidate
As the ideal candidate, you’ll have a post-graduate degree with proven leadership in a tertiary, government or community organisation or similar, or an equivalent combination of experience and expertise. You will have a demonstrated understanding of the diversity and uniqueness of Indigenous communities and cultures and extensive experience in management roles in a tertiary setting.
Candidate Criteria
The University of Queensland considers that being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991(Qld) and the filling of this position constitutes a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and s 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991(Qld).  The position is therefore only open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.  Successful candidates are required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
Additional Information
The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion, and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Its Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to
This is a full-time, fixed term position for five years at HEW level 10. An appropriate remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate including superannuation of 17%.
You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, development programs and many other benefits.
For further information, please review The University of Queensland’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.
To Apply
Please click on ‘Apply now’, using reference UOQats0721 and addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

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