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Leadership program offers roles across the University

12 October 2015
New program gives Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students opportunities to build professional careers at the University

The newly established Wingara Mura Leadership Program will support outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to gain qualifications and professional roles across the University.

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The University’s Wingara Mura Leadership Program aims to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people:

  • undertaking and completing graduate studies at University
  • employed at the University of Sydney
  • with successful professional careers.

“The University is committed to providing the opportunity for promising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to build professional careers that are rewarding and exciting. This Leadership Program offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders a creative opportunity to blend studies with a job with experiences that open up future life and career choices,” said Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Indigenous Strategy and Services, Professor Shane Houston.

”The Wingara Mura Leadership Program is a landmark initiative designed to recruit and develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff as leading professionals in their chosen fields. It will invest in their careers and aspirations, and offer networks to promote sharing of experience, networking and support. As a uniquely Australian university, we are always helping to shape our national stories and identity, a process which can be greatly enriched by the stories and empowerment of Aboriginal peoples.”

The prospective opportunities encompass the breath of the University’s Professional Service Unit (PSUs) including infrastructure services, financial services, human resources, marketing and communications, and ICT.

Members of the Leadership Program will have jobs at the University and undertake a master’s degree, or equivalent professional qualification, in their specialist/chosen area on a part-time basis. They will benefit from a tailored program designed to support them to develop their long-term careers.

Expression of interests should include an up-to-date resume as well as the names and contact details of two referees. Applicants should also include a one to two page statement noting their interests in the particular area they wish to apply for, highlighting any achievements, work experience and/or extra-curricular activities they possess.

The Wingara Mura Leadership Program is one initiative stemming from the University’s Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu strategy. This strategy is opening up a leading global university to new ideas and new partnerships, it is working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, industry, governments and communities here and internationally to reshape leadership for the future.

 

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