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"Flowering Manna Gum" by Carly Donovan - Wiradjuri and Dunghutti

Reconciliation Advisor, Vocational Education

Job no: 594107
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract, Part time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Education, Aust. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, Business Development and Industry Engagement, Project Management, Education and Training


  • Join the College Advisory team and facilitate reconciliation initiatives
  • Full-time or Part-time, fixed-term position for 2 years based at the City Campus
  • Salary Level HEW 8 ($99,561 - 112,124 p.a)  plus 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements  
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Designated Position

About the role /College 

The role will be based in the College of Vocational Education (VE). The purpose of the College is to empower our learners and partners to succeed in the new world of work. Our vision is to position RMIT as a leading multi-sector university, providing integrated learning pathways, unrivalled industry connectivity, with global impact and influence.

The Reconciliation Advisor will be part of the College Advisory team, reporting to the Principal Advisor, and coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of RMIT’s reconciliation activity for the College of VE. This includes activities outlined in the College’s Annual Operating Plan.

The role will support the College Reconciliation Champion and the Reconciliation Facilitators in schools and units. The incumbent will work collaboratively across RMIT to support whole-of-university efforts to embed sustainable reconciliation and activate a relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff, students and community. The Reconciliation Advisor will be responsible for facilitating the implementation of key reconciliation initiatives within the College, including Indigenous Perspectives in the curriculum and the Reconciliation Capability Development Framework.

About you 

You will have a commitment to advancing meaningful reconciliation with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples through personal practice and a highly developed understanding of the systemic barriers and challenges experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities specifically, but not limited to, Victoria.

Essential to the role is your experience working with diverse stakeholder groups and to influence and negotiate to effectively drive an Indigenous self-determination agenda.  You will have gained exposure to programs, project management and researching policy within a complex organisation to drive desired outcomes in line with strategy.

Key will be your project management skills including the capacity to initiate and assist in continuous improvement in a dynamic environment and to provide strategic advice and support to senior management.

You will bring to the role your strong interpersonal and communication skills, including a proven capacity to build and maintain productive relationships with a wide range of internal and external groups, which include Indigenous community, industry partners and internal business units.


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

Desirable: Project Management or Community Development related qualifications

To Apply  

Please note: This is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Designated Position, classified under ‘special measures’ of section 12 of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply. Confirmation of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander is required. For further information please contact Robbie Van Dijk, Principal Advisor via email 

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link.

Download File Reconciliation Advisor VE Feb 2021.pdf

Applications close 11:55pm on Sunday 28 March 

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