Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Manager Indigenous Reconciliation - STEM


Closing in 11 days


  • Full-time, ongoing role in the College of STEM

  • Salary HEW 9 (from $124,474 p.a. plus 17% super)

  • Based in the heart of the RMIT city - may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University.

  • Hybrid and flexible working

  • About the Role

    The Manager Indigenous Reconciliation will be a key member of the College's Diversity, Inclusion & Reconciliation team, providing high level strategic advice and leadership to develop and implement STEM College and University- wide initiatives related to the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander staff, students and partners, and the cultural capability of STEM College staff.

    Working collaboratively within the College and across the University, the Manager Indigenous Reconciliation will advocate for and support our commitment to developing and implementing sustainable Reconciliation initiatives. The incumbent will apply strong engagement and stakeholder management skills to build strong connections with Indigenous communities and organisations to co- design Indigenous led approaches to the STEM College's strategic directions.

    As a connector and promoter of Reconciliation, the incumbent will drive staff capability and awareness of RMIT's Indigenous strategic commitments and Responsible Practice ambitions. By building relationships, respect and trust the role will support and facilitate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement.

    Our five Indigenous Strategic Commitments are:

    • Reconciliation to Responsible Practice (refer to Strategy)

    • Indigenous Students

    • Indigenous Knowledges - Research, Learning & Teaching

    • Community Engagement

    • Indigenous Staff

    To be successful for this role you will have (but not limited to):

  • Must be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage (Certificate of Aboriginality will be required).

  • A commitment to advancing meaningful Reconciliation with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples through personal practice.

  • A sound understanding of the systemic barriers and challenges experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities specifically, but not limited to, Victoria.

  • Community connectedness and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and organisations.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to build and maintain productive relationships with diverse stakeholder groups, including Indigenous community and industry partners.

  • Working sensitively and effectively, to drive an Indigenous self- determination agenda.

  • Experience in the development and management of programs, project management and researching policy

  • Proven management skills, including the capacity to initiate and assist in continuous improvement and to provide strategic advice and support to senior management.

  • The ability to work co-operatively and flexibly as a member of a team, and also to work autonomously.

  • Managing competing priorities, deadlines and reporting requirements, and to lead through influence to drive outcomes.

  • Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

    About the College

    STEM College holds a leading position and expertise in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and health (STEM) fields. We are uniquely positioned to influence and partner with industries.

    STEM College is a community of exceptional STEM researchers, teachers, inventors, designers, and game-changers, supported by talented professional staff. We offer higher education programs across all STEM disciplines at the Bachelor, Master, and PhD levels, and ensure our students experience an education that is work-aligned and life-changing.

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    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter and click on the ‘Apply' link at the top of this page.

    For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Professor Kay Latham via [email protected] or Loretta Vaughan via [email protected]

  • Position Description
  • Please note, if you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click ‘apply' and you will be redirected to RMIT's Jobs website to access the Position Descriptions at the bottom of the page.

    Applications close 11.59pm on Sunday 9 June 2024

    Applications Close:

    9 June 2024 11.59 pm

    RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.

    At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information - https: // www.

    We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

    Job details


    Manager Indigenous Reconciliation - STEM


    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




    May 16, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 09, 2024

    Job type



    Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology usually known as RMIT University is a research university established in Melbourne, Australia. The university has got a huge campus and has international recognition for providing brilliant vocational and professional education, applied research and other things. Francis Ormond laid the foundation for the university in 1887. It initially began as a night school where courses related to technology, art, and science were offered to students. The university was granted the title of the public university in 1992.
    RMIT University enrols almost 87,000 students every year, including 34,347 international onshore and offshore students. University also earns $54.1 million through their research income.

    The university holds 11th rank in the whole world in the field of art and design subjects. The main campus of RMIT University is in the centre of Melbourne city and has got huge heritage value as the campus is located in the oldest section of the city. Other two campuses of the university in Australia are Bundoora Campus and Brunswick Campus. It also has two regional sites and two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Spain. Since then the campus has developed to 87 buildings.

    The unique feature of RMIT University is that there are no boundary walls and the whole of the university is spread along with the six city blocks covering a huge area of about 720,000 sqm.

    The strength of the alumni community of RMIT University is more than 437,000 graduates who are currently working across 130 countries. Some of the well-known alumni of the university are Jim Stynes, famous charity worker; James Wan, movie director and writer; Lydia Lassila, Australian winter Olympic gold medalist; Charles Billich, famous Australian artist and Australian animator Felix Colgrave.

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