Director, Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute For Indigenous Development

at University of Melbourne

Salary: Senior Manager remuneration including 17% superannuation


Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic).

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a leading international university with a tradition of excel­lence in teaching and research and a renewed commitment to a deep partnership with Indigenous communities in Australia.

Murrup Barak - Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development takes its name from the Woiwurrung language. 'Murrup Barak' means the Spirit of Barak and honours the memory of the visionary Aboriginal leader William Barak. The name reflects the University's respect for Indigenous cultures and knowledge and its vision for an Institute that makes an enduring contribution to Indigenous Australia through the transformative impact of education and employment in the context of Australia's leading University in teaching, learning, research and employability.

The Director, Murrup Barak is a senior member of the University's Student and Scholarly Services portfolio reporting to the Executive Director, Student and Scholarly Services (SASS) and Academic Registrar. The Director is responsible for realising the vision of Murrup Barak and providing direction and oversight to staff in the Institute; building a positive and collegial working environment where Indigenous staff can flourish and succeed.

This newly elevated position is responsible for leading a team, as well as designing and leading programs and services to enable Indigenous Australian students to engage and thrive in their educational experience at the University. The Director will also work in close partnership with the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Indigenous), Indigenous leaders including the University's Traditional Owners Elders Reference Group, executive leaders of Academic Divisions and Chancellery portfolios, SASS colleagues and University residential colleges.

Leveraging relationships across the University, the Director will be instrumental in the support and enhancement of the Indigenous student and staff experience. They are likely to have had exposure to the higher education sector and have strong operational planning and leadership experience.

Please DO NOT apply via the University site. For further information and to apply, please contact Dr Rohan Carr or Ms Emily Witts at The Insight Group, by phone: +61 3 9654 3288 or email

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