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Jilbay RHD Academy Officer

Date: 09-Jan-2023

Job Location: Townsville, QLD, AU Rockhampton, QLD, AU Cairns, QLD, AU

Company: Central Queensland University

About this Opportunity

  • Fixed Term (until 31.12.2023), Full Time
  • Office of Indigenous Engagement 
  • CQUniversity Townsville, Cairns, Rockhampton 
  • Total Remuneration $84, 982 to $95, 593 pa (including salary of $71, 811 to $80 778 plus 17% superannuation and 12.96% leave loading) 

This is an idenitified position and applicants must be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Person.  

Join an organisation with an unbreakable belief that quality education, training and research should be available to everyone – regardless of background, location or life circumstances.

Position Requirements


As the Jilbay RHD Academy Officer, you will provide a broad range of administrative support and developing policies and procedures associated with the Jilbay Research High Degree Academy.  You will work in close partnerships with First Nations RHD Students and their respective supervisors to enhance the student experience.  This will include working collaboratively with other work areas, schools and academic support units to increase and maintain retention and graduation rates of Jilbay RHD students. 


The Jilbay RHD Academy Officer will work within the Office of Indigenous Engagement (OIE) and will require a high level of cultural capabiity, administrative skillls and knowledge including:

  • An understanding of the OIE vision to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's knowledge and cultures are recognised, respected, celebrated and valued. 
  • An informed, authentic and respectful understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies, including ethical research and policy matters related to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 
  • The capability to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' voices, experiences and perspectives in all of our work.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies, and the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively within this environment. 
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills that demonstrate a strong focus on the provision of quality customer service. 
  • Knowledge and proficiency to effectively learn and operate University operating systems, for example FinanceOne, StudentOne, MS Office Suite and Moodle and business support software including word processing, spreadsheeting, database systems and email.
  • Proven ability to organise work, meet deadlines and resolve problems with minimal supervision and coordinate projects where required. 
  • Proven time management and problem solving skills with demonstrated initiative and ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively in a team based work environment.  

Working at CQUniversity


With the largest footprint of any university in the country, CQUniversity Australia boasts campuses in every mainland state, with its main campus located on Darumbal Country nestled on the foothills of Neerim (Mt Archer).  


The benefits of working at CQUniversity include opportunites such as further education, professional development and study assistance.  We also understand that our employees work best when they have a healthy work-life balance while tending to family commitments.


Other advantages include:  


  • 36.25 hour work week 
  • Flex leave for Professional staff 
  • Competitive Leave entitlements, including Cultural Leave
  • Health and wellbeing programs 
  • 17% Superannuation contributions

Position Description


For further information about this position, please refer to the position description.

Special Measures


CQUniversity is committed to the improvement of employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The aim of our First Nations Workforce Strategy 2020-2025 is to address the under-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across all CQUniversity campuses. The filling of this position is intended to constitute an equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld). This position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Apply today for a career that changes lives

Applications Close: 11:59pm, Tuesday, 7 February 2023.

Job Requisition ID: 2728


Contact Details: 

Marina Mikecz



When submitting your application, please include: Your Current CV or Resume, and a 1-2 page Cover Letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience and suitability for the position. Please note, applicants for the position must have full time work rights.

CQUniversity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and CQUniversity’s domestic and international student graduates with post-study work rights are encouraged to apply.