Research Engagement Officer, position identified for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people with SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY

  • We value your skills and experience and will support your development
  • Flexible and inclusive work environment with generous compensation and benefits
  • Located on Gumbaynggir Country, Coffs Harbor

About Us

Southern Cross University is a young, dynamic and rising institution of excellence committed to transforming tomorrow. Our revolutionary new educational model brings a deeper learning experience, improving outcomes and quality of life for every student.

Working at Southern Cross University combines a rare combination of being surrounded by ambitious students, incredible and dedicated colleagues, and an environment of stunning natural beauty. We are leaders in our communities in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Coffs Harbor and the Gold Coast and we are proud to help shape a better future.

About the Opportunity

Southern Cross University School of Health is seeking a Research Engagement Officer to support the iSISTAQUIT (Supporting Indigenous Smokers To Assist Quitting) project.

The iSISTAQUIT project aims to increase smoking cessation rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women, by providing training and feedback to health care providers in Aboriginal medical services, primary care or antenatal care in the provision of culturally competent and evidence-based smoking cessation care.

This position will undertake research, support the project and work closely with the community and healthcare providers to increase project engagement, awareness and results.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate field research activities, including travel, WHS, monitoring and tracking of field equipment and instrumentation, provision of guidance and training to field workers, and provision of field support.
  • Support the Senior Project Manager in the design, development and implementation of an effective communications and cultural liaison plan.
  • Provide administrative support for the planning, development and implementation of the engagement, recruitment and retention of Indigenous and Traditional Health Organizations in collaboration with the Senior Project Manager.

About you

You will bring an understanding of Indigenous culture and use your relationship building skills to increase awareness and engagement, ensuring the success of this project. More specifically, you will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of data collection and analysis.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize competing tasks and anticipate changing needs.
  • Demonstrated digital literacy, including the ability to use computer software packages such as Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Accuracy and attention to detail when recording data and information.

The values ​​of the University are integrity and collegiality. Alignment with these values, as well as the ability to actively contribute to the success of a team, are inherent requirements of the role.

Salary and benefits

Our staff benefit from flexible working arrangements, including hybrid work models, generous parental and carer leave provisions, wellness initiatives, employee assistance programs and learning opportunities professional.

This position is:

  • Part-time (.08FTE), term (12 months)
  • Located on Gumbaynggirr Country, Coffs Harbor
  • HEW Level 5. Base salary ranges from $59,189 to $65,816 per year, plus 17% employer contribution to superannuation. The total compensation can reach $77,005.

To learn more about working at SCU, visit Why work at SCU

Application requirements

The filling of these positions is deemed to constitute an equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and section 126 of the Race Discrimination Act 1977. Anti-Discrimination (NSW). A waiver of sections 8 and 51 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) has been granted by the NSW Anti-Discrimination Council. This position is therefore reserved for persons named Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Candidates must apply online and meet the selection criteria in the job description before the closing date. Information to help you prepare your application is available on our website. If you are having difficulty applying online or require reasonable adjustments at any time during the application or interview process, please let us know by contacting [email protected]

More information

Additional information is available in the job description or by contacting:

Last name: Rebecca Hyland

Call: 041 323 7280

E-mail: [email protected]

Closing Date: 9:00 a.m. AEST, Thursday, June 30, 2022.

Southern Cross University is committed to diversity and social inclusion and aims to ensure equality in the recruitment of our staff. Applications are supported and encouraged by those who bring diversity to the University.

Together, we are transforming tomorrow.

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