Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Indigenous Student Engagement Coordinator (Wuyagiba)


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An exciting opportunity exists for a Indigenous Student Engagement Coordinator to join our dynamic team in Walanga Muru.

• Salary Package: From $93,017 to $102,676 (HEW Level 6) p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. • Appointment Type: Full-time, Continuing • Location: Macquarie University, Wallumattagal Campus, North Ryde


The role of Aboriginal Student Engagement Coordinator engages Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to ensure a successful student experience throughout their university journey. This exciting role contributes to a community that is guided by Aboriginal values and experiences to both create a positive learning environment that empowers students to thrive academically, culturally, socially, and emotionally through individual, community and collaborative programs and activities.

Reporting to the Indigenous Pathways Coordinator you will be working with an enthusiastic team to provide a culturally affirming, intellectually engaging and holistic approach to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students' university journey. You will contribute to student retention and success, providing opportunities that contribute to our students successful academic progress as well as graduate destinations of postgraduate studies or employment.

This role involves:

  • Developing and implementing programs and opportunities that contribute to student retention and success.
  • Engaging with students individually or as a community to ensure a positive and successful student experience.
  • Contributing to an environment that empowers students to become self- directed learners and building a sense of community.
  • Contributing to the design, development and implementation of initiatives and programs with the aim of increasing the attraction and retention of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students.
  • Assisting students to overcome any challenges related to their academic journey as well as sharing in the celebration of success.
  • Promoting resources and programs available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students with the aim of increasing participation rates into Macquarie University.
  • About You You will deliver strong communication skills with an adapting communication style that is culturally understanding and sensitivity to engage with students and communities. You will have the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders, and a strong connectedness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values and experiences.

    The successful candidate will have experience in working in student support services within an educational environment or similar field.

    About Us Walanga Muru, located within the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) portfolio, is a culturally empowering environment that leads the development and implementation of the University's Indigenous engagement and advancement strategies. Our objective is to create a distinct brand that will attract and retain Indigenous students and staff. Our approach is to consult with Indigenous communities to make informed decisions when developing programs and initiatives that will increase enrolments, completions, and employment opportunities. We provide leadership and guidance on matters relating to Indigenous education and employment within the University.

    To Apply To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter that outlines how you meet the selection criteria below:

  • Aboriginality (Aboriginality/Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification for this position and is authorised under section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977).
  • A Bachelors Degree and/or equivalent experience and training relevant to the role;
  • Knowledge of information management systems, e.g. student records management systems and database management.
  • Demonstrated contribution to achieving positive outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent MS Office and data analysis skills.
  • Role Enquires: Sam Ricketts, Director of Walanga Muru at [email protected]

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identified Position

    This position is Aboriginal identified. To perform this role, it is essential that the person who holds the role be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti- Discrimination Act 1991 that applicants are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

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    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:

    28/09/2023 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


    Indigenous Student Engagement Coordinator (Wuyagiba)


    Macquarie University




    September 14, 2023

    Application deadline

    September 28, 2023

    Job type



    Education,Social Science

    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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