Indigenous Student Recruitment Specialist

Swinburne University of Technology

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2 hours ago
Full Job Description
This is an exciting opportunity for an Indigenous Student Recruitment Specialist to join the Indigenous Student Services Team for the Moondani Toombadool Centre (MTC)

You will primarily be responsible for coordinating and administering all Indigenous student recruitment activities, internal and external. The role directly supports the Manager, Indigenous Student Services to lead the implementation of key initiatives and strategies to increase and improve access for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander future students.

The Indigenous Student Recruitment Specialist will work closely with MTC partners, the school sector, and Indigenous organizations at a local and national level.

This is a Targeted position and an affirmative measure therefore only open to applicants of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage in accordance with an exemption granted under section 12 of the Vic – Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This is a recruitment strategy to increase Swinburne’s Aboriginal workforce.

About You

To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

Provide support and expert advice to all potential Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and current students wishing to pathway to further study.

Manage and leverage key Swinburne Marketing and Recruitment events to promote pathways to the Indigenous community.

Identify external marketing opportunities to promote MTC and Swinburne as the University of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Lead the development and production of promotional material for MTC website, Koorie Mail, Indigenous Times, in conjunction with marketing

Work closely with key stakeholders to ensure improved access and entry processes for future Indigenous students

Lead, design and manage yearly calendar of recruitment events that will raise the profile of Swinburne as university of choice for future Indigenous students

Develop and implement engaging aspirational on campus experiences for secondary aged Indigenous school students.

Identify and develop place-based programs with a particular focus on STEMM

Manage and solve complex access and admissions issues


A degree with at least four years subsequent relevant experience; or extensive experience and management expertise in technical or administrative fields

Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples in an education/training setting.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience

Every Swinburne graduate gets a job

Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution

Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.

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

For more information on this role please contact: Vicky Peters, Manager, Indigenous Student Services on

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on

Applications Close: Sunday the 26th of March at 5pm

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For any support please contact or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant


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