Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Lead


Closing in 17 days



Campus Life is seeking a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Lead to join our dynamic and committed team.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, this role will lead and support the design, development, integration, and implementation of U@MQ's diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) Plan that is aligned to U@MQ's objectives and services.

You will be responsible for supporting the Campus Life team to embed diversity and inclusion principles into all aspects of our business. In the process, you will positively impact the lives of students, staff and the wider community and effect change across a broad range of programs, initiatives, and ways of working.


You are committed to diversity and inclusion, and value environments that create a sense of belonging. You know how to work effectively with stakeholders, including those with differing levels of awareness and beliefs, and like to make connections and build relationships. You are a critical thinker and creative problem solver who knows how to leverage opportunities and influence change. You demonstrate initiative, have the ability to work independently, and are driven to achieve excellence in the workplace. You also share our organisational values of Courage, Agility, Rigour, Empowerment and Support (CARES) and commit to these being visible in your actions and words.

In addition, you will meet the following selection criteria:

  • Relevant qualification and/or extensive experience in relevant field

  • Demonstrated experience in the design, development and implementation of equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives, including those that drive customer participation, especially for underrepresented groups, in a diverse and complex environment

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with Senior Leaders, Managers, and diverse stakeholder groups, including diversity partners, to enhance the customer experience and engagement levels

  • Understanding of best practice in supporting Senior Leaders, Managers, and staff in the integration of the DEIB Plan and the potential impact that may have on other business areas

  • Ability to apply knowledge of project management and change management principles to meet key deliverables

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and well-developed computer literacy skills

  • Regulatory requirements :

  • Criminal history check

  • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Australia


    U@MQ Ltd is a controlled entity of Macquarie University known as Campus Life. Campus Life is a seven-days' a week operation, providing a range of services and programs for students, staff, visitors, and local community with a remit to “bring life to our campus” and provide a balance between academic and non- academic life.

    We are a vibrant, driven, and collaborative organisation that plays a pivotal role in both the student and staff experience and contributes positively to our local communities. We have a vision to be custodians of creating a sense of belonging at Macquarie University.

    At Campus Life we believe in a diverse, robust, and supportive work environment. We know our capacity to drive progressive change and offer excellent programs and services is increased when our team has a diversity of backgrounds and experience. We are committed to our people, we embrace diversity, and welcome our people just as they are.

    Our Benefits include:

  • Complementary Macquarie University Sport & Aquatic Centre gym access

  • Ongoing education and professional development opportunities

  • Access to our staff wellbeing program and staff support services

  • Working on a vibrant parkland campus, with a huge variety of food & beverage outlets, and general practice & hospital amenities

  • Access to discounted corporate health insurance and employee flu shot program

  • Full access to the University's Library

  • Staff discounts at Campus Life operated hospitality outlets.

  • If being part of an inclusive, vibrant, team orientated organisation is something you are passionate about we encourage you to apply.

    To be considered for this position, you must submit a cover letter addressing the listed criteria in the About You section above.

    Contact Rhoanne Miguel at [email protected] for general enquiries if you need any support or reasonable adjustments through this recruitment process.

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    10/03/2024 11:59 PM

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

    We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

    Flexible Work

    At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.

    Job details


    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Lead


    Macquarie University




    February 13, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 10, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education

    About the employer

    Established in 1964, Macquarie University is a public university located in the suburbs of Macquarie Park in Sydney, Australia. The establishment of the university marked a bold step towards transforming the otherwise traditional education system that was prevalent in Australia. The institution offers several facilities and services to students and is ranked among the leading universities globally.
    The university has a total student enrolment of 40,209 students of which 27,795 students belong to full-time programs and 12,414 belong to part-time programs. The university saw a total of 8,641 international admissions and 31,568 domestic student enrollments for the last academic year (2019-20).

    A vibrant hub for students, researchers, and teachers, all work towards pursuing a common goal of a brighter future. Macquarie University has been ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world by QS World University Rankings, 2020. Considered one of the top universities in Australia, the university has been on the ninth position for Australia for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020), producing graduates that are among the most sought after professionals in the world.

    Spanning across 126 acres of land, the university provides an extensive range of courses for students to choose from. The Faculty of Business, The Faculty of Education, The Faculty of Engineering, The Faculty of Law, The Faculty of Science, The Faculty of Medicine and Health, The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Faculty of Information Technologies, The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, The Faculty of Media, Communications and Performing Arts, The Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science and The Faculty of Security, Intelligence and Criminology offer various courses and research degrees for both undergraduate as well as graduate studies.

    The university has several accommodation options for its students to choose from. Students can select their hall of residence according to their preferences and would not face any inconvenience during their stay in the city. Amenities at Macquarie University campus include a Bookshop, Counselling Services, Cafes, Medical Clinic, Pharmacy, and a Private Hospital along with other facilities. The university is situated at a prime location and has the availability of most resources, students would require around its premises.

    The University also offers excellent sports facilities to students which are considered to be one of the greatest in the country. The Sports and Aquatic Centre located at the university has swimming pools, health clubs, basketball and squash courts, and even a martial arts area for students to indulge in.

    To promote global higher education, Macquarie University awards scholarships to the tune of $6 million. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, diversity, leadership capabilities, financial hardship, and/or key achievements such as sports and voluntary experience. The university has one of the most substantial scholarship programs in Australia, providing several opportunities each year to international students to undertake studies at the university.

    Ranked among the safest cities in the world, Sydney is an ideal study destination for students from all across the world. The university takes the safety of its students very seriously and has security personnel posted within the campus walls.

    Some of the notable alumni of Macquarie University are Chris Lilley - Australian comedian, Rob Oakeshott - Member of the Australian House of Representatives, Tania Mihailuk - Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Adam Hills - Australian comedian, Murray Cook - Australian musician, Greg Page - Australian singer, Lauren Jackson - Australian basketball player and Anthony Field - Australian musician among many others.

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