Indigenous Programs Coordinator

Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 24 August 2022 midday

Position of Responsibility - fixed term, commencing

Term 1 2023 concluding end of Term 4 2023 (0.4 load)

Includes full time, ongoing Teacher role

MLC attracts and engages the best minds to pioneer cutting-edge learning techniques and to implement best practices in teaching.  With specialised ongoing professional development, MLC teachers are supported in developing their own skills to enable MLC to remain at the forefront of educational innovation.

Applications are invited for the fixed term position of responsibility, Indigenous Programs Coordinator, commencing Term 1, 2023 and concluding at the end Term 4 2023.  This position includes an ongoing Teacher role.

The Indigenous Programs Coordinator provides dynamic leadership and direction for the development and implementation of the College Indigenous Strategy.  The Indigenous Programs Coordinator will foster a culture of learning that supports MLC’s Indigenous students, ensuring that their specific cultural needs are acknowledged and considered within the College curriculum and wellbeing structures.  The Indigenous Programs Coordinator will also facilitate staff learning programs to ensure that the College remains committed to best practice in enabling the best academic outcomes, wellbeing, cultural care and safety for MLC’s Indigenous students.  Providing educational opportunities in the curriculum and co-curricular programs to develop knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture and history, and fostering respect for Indigenous Elders, people and community, are key aspects of this role.

This position will also include an ongoing teaching load of approximately 0.6.  Anticipated year levels for this vacancy are Years 7-12.  MLC welcomes applications from VIT registered Teachers, including Graduates. 

Applications close at midday Wednesday 24 August 2022.

Application Form

Personal Details

First Name*
Contact Phone Number*
Contact Email Address*
How did you find out about this opportunity?*
Are you a current employee of MLC?*
Are you a previous employee of MLC?*
Where do you currently reside?*


Our MLC Community is comprised of individuals, working together towards common goals. We are proud of our diversity and enjoy celebrating and learning about different people, different activities and different disciplines.

Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?*
Are you fluent in a language other than English?*

Pre-Employment Requirements

Background checks and working rights will be checked for all successful applicants. You may be asked to provide evidence of your right to work in Australia at an interview or at a later date. Applicants for teaching and non-teaching vacancies, who have a current National Police Certificate, must bring this to any interview requested. In addition to the National Police Certificate, applicants for teaching positions must bring their Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) card and applicants for non-teaching positions must bring their Working with Children Check card.

If you are appointed to a position at MLC, and do not have a National Police Certificate or Working with Children Check, you must apply for these prior to commencement. Please note the College accepts a National Police Certificate supplied directly from Victoria Police only. To obtain an application form you will need to log onto the Victoria Police website at

Please indicate your Australian Citizenship/Residency status.*
Please indicate what you will provide as evidence of your working rights.*

Background Checks

Do you have a valid Working with Children Check (Employment)?*
Do you have a National Police Check obtained within the last five years?*
Have you ever been charged with a criminal offence?*
Our process includes asking referees whether applicants have any child protection concerns.
Do you foresee any problem arising from this process?*
Are there any circumstances where you have engaged in public activities which may reflect negatively on the reputation of the School or potentially be in conflict with the values of Methodist Ladies' College?*
 I have selected 'Prefer not to answer' to one or more of the above questions and ask that a meeting be arranged between myself and the Director of Human Resources at Methodist Ladies' College.


What is your highest level of education/degree relevant to this position? E.g. Bachelor of Science (Hons), Associate Diploma of Childcare, Master of Teaching, Post Doctorate of Education.

Second Major/Minor
Year Completed*

Cover Letter, CV and Selection Criteria

Covering Letter Attachment*

Please ensure this is a PDF file not greater than 1 Mb
Curriculum Vitae Attachment*

Please ensure this is a PDF file not greater than 2 Mb

Teaching Positions

If you are applying for a teaching position please complete the following additional questions.

Are you currently a registered Teacher with the Victorian Institute of Teaching?*
VIT Registration status*
VIT registration number
Pertaining to your teaching methods, please detail your subject specialisms.*
Have you previously taught year 12 subjects?*
Have you previously taught IB Diploma subjects?*

Selection Criteria

Please write a short statement against each criterion (listed below), which outlines how your current skills, attributes, knowledge or qualifications satisfy this criterion. Graduate Teachers are encouraged to provide short responses based on their experience in placements and/or their philosophies in the respective areas.

1. Demonstrated expertise in relevant subject area(s), including subjects and year levels you have taught.*
2. Proven competence with use of technology in a learning environment and in implementing curriculum.*
3. Demonstrated commitment to student wellbeing.*
4. Participation in co-curricular activities and trips.*
5. An understanding of current educational issues at the local, national and international level.*


 I confirm that the information I have provided in this application is true and correct. I understand the recruitment process will include validation of the responses I have given and if these are found to be untrue or incorrect any employment relationship created may be void.*

Thank you for your application to MLC. You will receive an email from the MLC Human Resources Department acknowledging receipt of your application. If you are successful in obtaining an interview you will be contacted by telephone. If your application is not successful you will be notified by email.