First listed on: 27 March 2020

Education/Indigenous Support Officer

  • Exciting Education/Indigenous Support Officer position supporting the team within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Social and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Located at the Sydney School of Public Health within Camperdown Campus of the University of Sydney
  • Full-time fixed term for 5 years and the potential for extension, with a base salary of $86K - $92K p.a. plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

This position has been designated for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only under the provisions of section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)

We are currently recruiting an Education/Indigenous Support Officer within our Education Office in the Faculty of Medicine and Health. This position provides a broad range of education administrative and operational support for the Academic and Teaching staff to meet the educational support needs of the faculty.

This position is a combination of Education and Indigenous Support. In addition to education support, this position will provide specialized student support, pastoral care and provide logistical support for student travel, allowances and accommodation. It will facilitate collaborate arrangements with the various Indigenous support Units across the University.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Education/Indigenous Support Officer who meets the below criteria:

  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • relevant tertiary qualifications with some relevant work experience  
  • the requirement to oblige with The Working with Vulnerable People act, which includes having a current Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies and cultures, including an understanding of the issues affecting people in contemporary Australian society and the diversity of circumstances of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • excellent time and workload management skills with the demonstrated ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and achieve required outcomes
  • demonstrated communication and negotiation skills to considerately and effectively work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on matters relevant to the delivery of quality higher education to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • superior computer skills, including database maintenance, experience with Microsoft Office.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic academic with excellent relationship building skills with both internal and external stakeholders.

About us

The GDIHP is a program area within the Sydney School of Public Health, with specialised expertise in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in public health. For more information please visit:

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 2889/1219F-1 to apply.

This position is designated as child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday 9 April 2020

To perform this role, it is essential that the appointee be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. It is therefore an essential selection criterion and is authorised under the provisions of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Evidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent must be provided with application.

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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