Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience
Staff Recruitment Pack Indigenous Cadet (National)
AIME provides a structured dynamic educational program that connects volunteer university students in a one-on-one mentoring relationship with Indigenous high school kids. AIME dramatically improves the chances of Indigenous kids finishing school, and provides education and development for all people connected with the Program. The objective of AIME is to see all Indigenous kids finish school at the same rate as every Australian child.
What’s in this Pack !
Learning and Development information
AIME Salary Structure
Key Dates to Remember !
19 September 2011 – Applications Open
30 October 2011 – Applications Close
9 January 2012 – Employment Starts at AIME
Important Information We have updated our application requirements for prospective Cadets. What we would like you to send us by the closing date is: your Cover Letter addressed to ‘The AIME Team’, your CV and a photo of you. Please attach these to your online application by following the link from the front page of the AIME website at: www.aimementoring.com The Cadet application closing date is: 30 October 2011.
!"#$%&'(#&) ./)01%/+,2'(#)%3'45#30+/#"6 !&+70"% These players would take the number 1 draft spot in the AFL, they are the next big thing. These roles will be filled by Indigenous undergraduates looking to develop their skillz, knowledge, confidence, and in doing so join the AIME Family in their journey to becoming one of Australia’s Future Leaders.
The Cadets will work as roving journalists, across Australia, capturing and sharing stories of Indigenous success. The Roving Journalist Cadets will take pen, pad, and camera to the streets to show Australia the true richness of the Australia’s Indigenous story and the brightness of our future. The Cadets are the future Program Managers, Event Managers and CEO’s at AIME and in the wider community. The Cadets are the leaders of tomorrow, proud of their culture, skilled up with educational knowledge, driven, disciplined, aspirational to the limit – if you ain’t walking with the AIME Cadets, then get out the way cos no one is stopping this crew moving forward and paving the way for the next generation of Indigenous Australians to follow.
$20 per hour (60 days part-time, 7 hour days = total AIME income of $8,400 - includes 6 days paid study leave)
The Cadets will work as roving journalists, across Australia, capturing and sharing stories of Indigenous success. The Roving Journalist Cadets will take pen, pad, and camera to the streets to show Australia the true richness of the Australia’s Indigenous story and the brightness of our future.
$12,000 study allowance (from DEEWR) $500 book reimbursement per semester (from DEEWR) Laptop
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Indigenous Cadet! Position Details Reports to
High Performance Unit Manager
Number of staff to manage
Director of Communications, Film & Online engagement Coordinator, AIME Staff and AIME key stakeholders (local community)
Location of role (predominantly)
Main Purpose of the Role At AIME we want to be a source of positive Indigenous stories from around the nation. We want to promote Indigenous success, and help shatter the myths that are currently portrayed in the mainstream media around the Indigenous story. The purpose of the Cadet Team of AIME roving reporters is to capture and record stories of Indigenous success from around the nation to show the rich tapestry of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences that exist today. The AIME roving reporters will be helping AIME educate, inspire and write a new chapter of the Australian story in relation to it’s Indigenous people.
Main Responsibilities " " "
Writing feature articles once a month for the AIME Beat Producing short films every month for AIME TV, AIME Social Media (including AIME’s moments of inspiration) Selecting four Indigenous people in your community and profiling their journey over a 6-month period from April to September, then tying it into a 3000-word feature that explores the historical context of their journeys, but also the future that lays ahead Attendance at AIME’s all staff learning and development opportunities in Sydney (flights and accommodation covered), which includes sessions from AIME partners such as Google and Coca Cola o January Staff Camp (5 Days) o March/April (2 days) o June/July (3 days) o September/October (2 days) Support AIME expansion where required, and spread the AIME message into your local university and community.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience " " " " " " " " " "
Final year or second last year full-time university student Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander High-level public presentation skills Super creative Strong relationship development and leadership capabilities Excellent interpersonal skills, sensitivity to cultural and personal diversity Excellent communications skills both written and verbal Able to work independently Knowledge of and a demonstrated empathy with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community particularly young people and the issues they face A desire to see a change in the next generation.
Learning & Development Strategy 2012 – 2013!
AIME is proud to offer a dynamic environment of learning and development for its staff. AIME is committed to building Australia’s future leaders – Indigenous and non-Indigenous – and providing an environment that brings all of these future leaders together to deliver the highest quality, most effective mentoring program available to Indigenous high school kids across our nation; so they can finish school at the same rate as every Australia child.
AIME Learning & Development Key Programs – Touch-points – Initiatives 1.
AIME Staff Camps, AIME Quarterlies & Learning and Development Days 14 days where the whole team comes together in Sydney to touch base each quarter, to reflect, regroup and refine our skills and focus for the next stage. At the quarterly touch-points the AIME Team attends workshops run by some of Australia’s leading organizations including Google, Coca Cola, Telstra, Origin Energy, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders. Themes include: Leadership, Management, Communication, Team Synergy, Culture and many more.
AIME Professional Mentoring and Leadership Program Our commitment to mentoring also extends to our staff who receive their own Professional Mentor for 5-6 months of the year. It’s a chance for AIME to connect our staff with some of Australia’s current leaders, to grow and learn from their experience, and to then feed it back into our day-to-day work. The following, are an example of the calibre of people who have been involved as Professional Mentors with AIME: Chris Sarra (Executive Director, Stronger Smarter Institute), Adam Spencer (ABC Radio), Greg Hutchinson (Executive Partner, Bain & Company), Marion Potts (Artistic Director, Malthouse Theatre), Chris Boys (General Manager, Support Services Team, Social Ventures Australia), and many more.!
Study and Development Leave Each AIME staff member will receive an extra 5 days of leave that can be directed towards the staff member’s development. It may mean that some staff choose to complete a course, others may wish to do some reading or writing, others may simply take the time to experience new perspectives through conferences or festivals. Staff simply apply for the extra leave, and then can use the pay for those 5 days of study and development leave and direct it towards something they want to do.
Cultural Leave Each staff member will also receive 3 days of cultural leave each year. Basically this was brought in to give all of our staff, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, the chance to build their connection with Indigenous Australia. For many of our Indigenous staff it's a chance to get back home, to learn language, or maybe even to go to another blackfella's country and learn from their experience. Then for our non-Indigenous staff, it's a chance to really build that connect point around what it means to be Australian, a chance to maybe volunteer for another Indigenous organisation, or head off with an Indigenous AIME staff member to their country, or attend festivals such as Garma. A strong connection to Indigenous Australia makes us all much richer in terms of our history, identity and sense of belonging as Australians
AIME Salary Structure! Staff Wage Progression The following information should be read in conjunction with the notes that are listed on the next page
Yr 12 or equiv, min exp in field, or TAFE/training accredited
Project Manager (Development Stage)
TAFE/training qualifications, & 5+ years exp in workplace
Uni qualified, or training & 2+ years work exp in field
Uni qualified, or training & 2+ years work exp in field
Project Manager / Com & Ops Manager
Uni qualified, 5 years+ work experience
Uni qualified, 5 yrs + work exp or min 2 years exp in the field
Senior Level Management
This table indicates wage levels, which have been set out under broadly defined Qualification Guidelines based on a combination of educational attainment, skills levels and experience in the field. Pay-rise increments fall on each anniversary of the date you commenced work with AIME, and increase by 4% each year - this increase is above CPI. Please note the figures quoted in the table include your Superannuation component. It should also be noted that Management and the Board of Directors reserve the right to offer increases in salary or remuneration on a case-by-case basis and may also offer Contracts of Employment to individuals who may sit outside the listed Qualification Guidelines.! ! ! !
! Allowances (Criteria applies)
! Motor Vehicle ! Internet ! Phone ! !!
Annual Awards (All Staff)
End-of-Year Bonuses (F/T Staff)
2 Year Service
4 Year Service
Best Team Player
6 Year Service
9 Year Service
! Discounts (All Staff)
! Thrifty AIME Staff Deal ! Fringe Benefits Tax ! !!
Best Internal Communicator Best External Communicator
Cultural Leave (All Staff)
Up to $4.5K extra tax free cash in pocket
Best Relationship Builder
3 days p.a. (does not accrue)
! Training & Development (All Staff) (Jan 2012)
! Study & Development Leave
! Staff Camps & Learning &
5 Days p.a. (does not accrue)
14 Days per year
5 Days per year
! Professional Mentoring !
Program Manager Leave (F/T Staff) (Jan 2012)
! Extra Study & Development Leave
5 Days p.a. (does not accrue)
! AIME reviews its salary packaging each year.
AIME Salary Structure! Notes and explanations for the AIME Salary Package AIME Salary Package
This covers details related to your earnings at AIME including wage and pay-rise increments, incentive schemes such as bonuses and awards, allowances that you may be able to apply for and discount opportunities that you can tap into. The AIME Salary Package also covers additional leave arrangements for professional development purposes, study and participation in cultural events.
Are for full-time staff only and directly linked to years of full-time service. They are awarded at the end of each year. For part-time staff who become full-time after two or more years, your part-time hours will contribute towards your calculated service years.
All AIME staff are able to tap into the AIME Corporate discount with Thrifty, for personal use.
Each year there will be one Award given in each of the listed categories. Staff cannot receive more than one award in any given year. The Awards are determined by each staff member’s ratings total from their combined Staff Progress Reviews in the year. The best score wins.
Staff can access Motor Vehicle Allowance, Internet Allowance and Phone Allowance if they meet the corresponding criteria.
Is for all AIME staff to attend Indigenous-learning experiences, conferences and festivals, and to build and share cultural knowledge.
Learning & Development
Study and Development Leave as outlined in the table is only available to Full-time staff and kicks in on your second year at AIME. The 14 days for Staff Camps and Learning and Development each year are for attendance at Staff Camp in Sydney. Professional Mentoring days are for preparing and spending time with your Professional Mentor.
Program Manager Leave
For Program Managers to undertake additional training. Similar to Study and Development Leave, PMs can utilise 3 study days in their second year and 5 days for each following year. Only available to PMs after working full time for two years.
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AIME – Building Australia’s Future Leaders