Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit
- High calibre operational leadership position
- Engage with Indigenous communities and support student achievement
- Lead and manage a diverse team
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (ATSIS) Unit was established at The University of Queensland in 1984, recognising the importance of support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and engagement with Indigenous communities. 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.
As the Director, ATSIS Unit you will develop and operationalise the 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 will hold 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 demonstrate an understanding of the diversity and uniqueness of Indigenous communities and cultures and extensive experience in management roles in a tertiary setting.
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 section 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld). The position is therefore only open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and successful candidates are required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
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To apply: please click on ‘Apply now’ using reference UPQats0523, addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton or Sharyn Gowans, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.Download candidate information