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Reference Number218260 - Associate Director, Oorala Aboriginal Centre


Associate Director
Oorala Aboriginal Centre

Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Identified Position

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia boasts an excellent national and international
reputation being a leader in research and academic innovation that has industry impact. We aim to
foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The Oorala Aboriginal Centre was established in 1986 and is a teaching, research and study support Centre
for internal and external Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, offering academic advice,
tutorial assistance, computer and resource facilities in a safe environment for relaxation and study.

About the role

The Associate Director reports to the Director of Oorala and provides leadership to the Student Services
team, Community Engagement team and the Oorala office staff, including budgeting and financial expenditure.
The Associate Director is responsible for conceptualising and developing high quality student support and
community engagement programs; driving continuous improvement processes; fostering and maintaining
relations within the University and with Oorala funding providers and local
Aboriginal communities and Oorala and University-related statutory and compliance obligations.


It is a genuine occupational requirement that this position be filled by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait
Islander person.

Skills & Experience

This role requires a relevant postgraduate qualification and extensive experience in the development
and management of education support services. The ability to lead, manage and coordinate a broad range of
operations functions is essential. The successful applicant must have: high level interpersonal and communication
skills, including the ability to liaise and influence at all levels; high
level consultative, conciliation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills; and the ability to motivate,
lead and develop people. The successful applicant will have a high level of analytical and conceptual
skills and capacity to manage workloads across different teams with competing deadlines.
To discuss this opportunity, please contact Gregory Davison, Director, Oorala Aboriginal Centre: phone
02 6773 5824 or email find out more about the Directorate visit

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active
lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a
fraction of the price you'd expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or
experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

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Closing Date: 3 December 2018

Reference No: 218260

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in
the position statement, in your application.

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