National Indigenous Manager

Location: Hawthorn East

  • Opportunity to work in a collaborative team and thrive in our engaged workplace culture
  • Competitive package of benefits, including initiatives such as reward and recognition
  • Blended remote and in office work. Full time role, 12-month contract

SEDA Group (SEDA) is a progressive applied education organisation, highly regarded for how we empower, support, and believe in young people. We are a leader in our industry with a respected reputation for successfully developing an education model for Senior Secondary Schools and Vocational Education and Training (VET). We are a national organisation with unrivalled industry partnerships with a range of high-profile sporting and community organisations.  We provide unique opportunities and experiences that focus on individual learning which enables our students to become confident young adults.

The strength and success of SEDA Group is built on our people and their passion for education. This results in a positive and engaging culture that fosters and empowers our people to do their best, delivering positive outcomes for students and families. 

We have a rare opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic, and influential leader to become our National Indigenous Manager on a full-time or part-time basis for the right candidate.  

Reporting to the National Development Manager you will bring your passion and exceptional stakeholder management skills and passion as you lead and implement SEDA’s National Indigenous Strategy

The role will also be supported by and report to SEDA’s National Indigenous Advisory Group.  An external advisory group of passionate individuals established to assist SEDA meet our ambitions.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • coordinating and collaborating with our Licensed SEDA Colleges to implement the National Indigenous Education and Leadership Program;
  • ensure Indigenous students are able to make informed decisions around their future pathways and supported in their transition to employment and/or higher education;
  • overseeing funding contracts and ensure outcomes are achieved and associated reporting;
  • manage an operational budget;
  • collaborating with the National Indigenous Advisory Group to provide strategic advice and create partnerships to assist SEDA achieve targets set out in the National Indigenous Strategy;
  • identifying Cultural Awareness training and other relevant professional development for SEDA Group and licensed college staff;
  • assist SEDA Group to implement an Indigenous employment strategy to increase the diversity and number of Indigenous staff at SEDA;
  • managing our scholarship partner relationships and work with partners to increase the number of scholarships available to Indigenous students nationally;
  • stakeholder management, including promoting the SEDA education model to local Indigenous agencies and communities;
  • oversee NIS research and evaluation framework; and
  • collaborating with National Development Manager to identify and secure resources and partnerships to allow SEDA to achieve outcomes in the National Indigenous Strategy.


At SEDA Group, we live our values of professionalism, collaboration, integrity, and innovation.  You will be joining SEDA as a pivotal part of the National Development team, so it is critical that you can have a tertiary qualification in education, community development or a related discipline. You will be experienced in achieving outcomes in Indigenous education, employment and mentoring programs coupled with implementing organisational strategy and change leadership.

You will possess excellent organisational, leadership and communication skills, with an ability to prioritise and manage workload, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing circumstances.  You will deliver excellence by taking personal accountability for achieving high quality outcomes and a flexible approach to diverse work demands in a fast-paced environment. 

In return, we will reward you with a competitive salary as well as all the resources you need to complete your job well, a flexible work environment, a relaxed and inclusive workplace culture, and five weeks annual leave. You will also work as part of a team with like-minded individuals who are passionate, energetic, and positive about making a valuable contribution to the lives of students.

If you are inspired by the prospect of being a part of something bigger and you want your contribution to matter, apply for this position now via SEEK by 17th October 2021. 

Conditions of engagement including probation, health, and character checks (including police records check and working with Children Check) will apply to this position. All applicants need to satisfy the selection criteria outlined in SEDA Group’s Skills First Contract and maybe required to complete a Fit and Proper Person declaration form to be eligible for employment. 


SEDA Group strongly welcomes applications from our diverse Australian community including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people of all ages and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. All employment decisions are based on merit, and we pride ourselves on being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SEDA Group has a zero-tolerance policy for child abuse and is committed to promoting child safety, children’s wellbeing and protecting children from abuse.