Indigenous Support Coordinator

About Us

Founded in 1872 as the first college of the University of Melbourne, Trinity College is a vibrant, diverse community, inspiring and enabling students of exceptional promise from Australia and around the world in its various educational programs, including a Residential College, a Theological School and a Pathways School. The College has a diverse student body from a wide range of socioeconomic, geographical and cultural backgrounds. This has created a vibrant and supportive learning community. 

Trinity College is committed to the safety of all students, including those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

About the Role

Trinity College’s Indigenous programs have been developing since 2001 and are set in the context of the College’s commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous communities. The imperative of these programs is to implement practical steps that make a real difference to the lives of Indigenous tertiary education students and their communities. These programs aim to provide opportunities in tertiary education for capable students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities to reach their full potential and to inform and educate the wider society about Indigenous culture.

The purpose of this position is to provide the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students of Trinity College with tailored support to enable them to succeed in their higher education studies, and to advise the College on matters of cultural protocol to ensure students are able to flourish.

Skills & Experience

To be considered for this role, applicants must have a tertiary qualification and have demonstrated working experience in a similar role within the higher education sector. You must be passionate about working with students and understand and value the residential collegiate experience. Knowledge or familiarity with the University of Melbourne's administrative and academic processes or familiarity with the University College environment is desirable.

The successful candidate will possess strong organisation and time management skills, coupled with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels within a culturally diverse education community or similar environment. You will exercise appropriate confidentiality and cultural sensitivities in all student and staff matters and be self-motivated with a keen interest to contribute to the educational vision and values of the College.

Contract Type: This is a part-time (0.6 fraction), ongoing position.

Salary Range: Band 3 FTE $76,758 plus 10% Superannuation and 17.5% Leave Loading

Benefits: Trinity College offers a warm, collegiate and flexible work environment for all staff and a range of benefits including:

*   Professional Development Opportunities

*   Flexible Work Arrangements

*   Employee Assistance Program

*   Discounted Gym Membership from Melbourne University

*   Discount on Health Insurance with BUPA

*   Salary Packaging

Enquiries: Leonie Jongenelis, Dean of Residential College, Email:

To Apply

To be considered for this role, you must submit a current copy of your resume, cover letter and your response to the key selection criteria as outlined in the attached position description.

Applications close by Sunday 29th May 2022.

Trinity College celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  We welcome applications from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI.

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Job no: CSAL20461

Location: Parkville, 100 Royal Parade

Closing Date: Sunday, 29 May 2022