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Regional Program Manager – Indigenous Education

Organisation : Aurora Education Foundation

Location : Perth

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Education & Training, Program Coordination & Management, Project Management

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Education & Employment, Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • To be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is essential for this role
  • Transforming lives of Indigenous students through education
  • Perth CBD based with regional and interstate travel required

The Organisation
Aurora Education Foundation aims to inspire every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their journey, and connect them with educational and career opportunities that enable them to realise their full potential. Supported by Aurora, students and scholars are achieving unparalleled outcomes that transform lives.
Aurora’s suite of interconnected programs supports students from Year 8 right through to postgraduate study at leading overseas universities such as Cambridge, Harvard and Oxford, and beyond. Aurora programs are long-term, independently evaluated and outcome-driven.
Aurora has achieved considerable growth in the last few years and is set to develop and scale.

Benefits & Culture
Aurora is working with a new wave of Indigenous academic role models to grow the positive ripple effect through communities.  The culture at Aurora celebrates these successes and fosters a narrative of excellence with regular professional development across the team.  Aurora offers a values-driven, team environment of committed collegiate staff.  In addition to a competitive salary, there is immediate access to salary packaging.

The Role
Reporting to the National Program Manager, you will lead the WA team to deliver the High School Program in Perth and the South West Region.  Your role will be varied and will see you fostering relationships with key external stakeholders, building capacity within the team and overseeing day-to-day operations.  Specifically you will:

  • Create the supports and environment to increase the number of Indigenous students completing Year 12
  • Provide strong leadership to a dedicated team of staff
  • Foster relationships with senior external stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively on program growth and development

Skills Required
You have a background in community, human services, health, education or a like-minded corporate where you have been responsible for managing and developing services, motivating and developing staff, measuring performance and reporting on program success and funding.  Specific skills and experience required include:

  • To be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is an essential requirement of this role
  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and awareness of factors impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations
  • An inclusive and engaging leadership style – you will be an empathetic collaborator and strong communicator, motivated by uniting communities and developing individuals
  • Program and people management experience – of specific importance will be the ability to build, monitor and manage programs and teams, with an output and continuous quality improvement focus
  • Commercial acumen – an ability to design and deliver innovative service offerings, navigate funding and adeptly manage budgets

To be part of the changing conversation around what is possible in the area of Indigenous education, please click apply and forward your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required section above.  Alternatively, please call Lisa Morell in Sydney on 02 8243 0570 if you have any specific questions.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Aurora Education Foundation

How to apply for this role

Please quote in application: Regional Program Manager – Indigenous Education via Pro Bono Australia.

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