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Pathways Advisor

Australian Indigenous Education Foundation

Who we are?

Hard Heads, Soft Hearts, Capable Hands

The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) is Australia’s largest scholarship program, established in 2008 in response to community demand from Indigenous families who choose to enrol and co-fund their children in leading boarding schools.

Bringing together the government and private sector, AIEF provides scholarship funding for Indigenous students to complete Year 12 or tertiary studies, with career support to help them make a successful transition to employment.

Backed by some of Australia’s most influential business and community leaders, AIEF has grown from one scholarship student in 2008 to now supporting over 1,200 young Indigenous people from over 400 communities in every state and territory across Australia.

About the Role

Due to our growth, we currently have several opportunities for a Pathways Advisor in our Brisbane office. At AIEF, Pathways Advisors are directly responsible for preparing Scholarship Students for the transition to employment while they are at school as well as supporting Scholarship Students with one-on-one career support as they transition from education to employment and further study. Regular check-ins and ongoing support is also provided.

As a Pathways Advisor you will work with Educational Partners, AIEF Mentors, Corporate Partners and other AIEF Stakeholders to achieve the best outcomes for Indigenous students.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years’ experience providing career advice, achieving successful employment outcomes, or delivering programs to school aged students or young adults.

In addition, we are looking for someone with:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent relevant skills and experience.
  • A proven ability to drive program outcomes while working autonomously.
  • A responsive, open and pro-active communication style, with the ability to build and sustain relationships.
  • Exceptional time management and planning skills
  • Expertise in using and maintaining customer relationship management (CRM) databases or similar.
  • Prior experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (desirable).
  • Must have a current Working With Children Check or willing to obtain one prior to commencement.

This position requires travel, including interstate and attending events outside of business hours.

Benefits of working with AIEF!

  • Generous salary packaging to save you income tax on your wages thereby boosting your take home pay (max. $15,900 general expenses + $2,650 meals/accom)
  • Ample opportunities for on-going training and development
  • A range of additional leave types to meet your personal needs including generous cultural and enrichment leave
  • Employee Assistance Program


We're looking for people who have values similar to ours and who can personally emulate AIEFs core values of “hard heads, soft hearts and capable hands”.

Our success depends on YOU.

Ready to make a change? Apply Now!

Please contact [email protected], using the subject line: Pathways Advisor enquiry via EthicalJobs, if you require further information.

For successful candidates, AIEF conducts mandatory probity checks which include National Criminal Record Check by the Australian Federal Police and a Working with Children Check by the relevant State and Territory Government(s).

We will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period and reserve the right to close this advert prior to the advertised date.

No Agencies Please!

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