Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Team Leader, Indigenous Support Services


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An exciting opportunity exists for a Team Leader, Indigenous Support Services to join our dynamic team in Walanga Muru.

• Salary Package: From $115,030 to $127,995 (HEW 8) p.a., plus 17% super and annual leave loading. • Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing. • Location: Macquarie University, Wallumattagal Campus, North Ryde


The Walanga Muru community is currently seeking a Team Leader, Indigenous Support Services with experience working in the education or community sector in student support or a similar role. You will manage the Indigenous student support team and the recruitment and outreach functions of the area and manage the delivery of support services to Indigenous students and staff.

You will have the ability to analyse and report on trends and issues related to student support services while developing and implementing online resources for Indigenous students to enhance their University experience.

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 (no more than 2 pages) 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 Master's in Education and a relevant Bachelor's degree (preferably in higher education) or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. • Experience working in the education or community sector in student support, customer support or similar roles. • Knowledge and understanding of government policies on Indigenous support programs and student support services. • Demonstrated experience supervising and/or coordinating staff and their workflows. • Proven ability to use information management systems and meaningfully analyse and report on data and solve problems. • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills and the ability to influence and guide stakeholders through issues and changes. • Proven ability to build and maintain strong reciprocal relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including Indigenous communities.

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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Role Enquiries: Sam Ricketts, Director of Walanga Muru at [email protected]

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


Team Leader, Indigenous Support Services


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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