Business Manager – Worawa Aboriginal School (Vic)

  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: Friday 23rd April 2021 at 5:00 pm

Worawa Aboriginal College, an independent Boarding school for girls, seeks an expert, ethical and experienced Business Manager.

Located in the beautiful surrounds of Healesville, Worawa Aboriginal College is a boarding school catering specifically for Aboriginal girls in secondary years of schooling. An Aboriginal initiative the College is owned and governed by Aboriginal people which operates on a philosophy of ‘Walking Together to Make a Difference’. The diversity of Aboriginal Australia is reflected in the student population drawn from urban, regional and remote Aboriginal communities across the country where Aboriginal language/s is and culture is embedded. Worawa Aboriginal College provides a holistic education based on an integrated Education, Culture, and Wellbeing model.

At a high level, the Business Manager assists the Executive Director and Board in strategic planning and financial management. The Business Manager is responsible for all the accounting, property and accommodation operations of the College. The position requires a person who works collaboratively, anticipates opportunities, is flexible and innovative, meets the highest standards of personal reliability and integrity and who can work harmoniously with Indigenous Australians.

The Worawa Way pedagogy model is based on the Aboriginal values of Relationship, Responsibility, Respect and Rigour that inform all aspects of College operations. This position requires the incumbent to embrace the Worawa ethos of Aboriginal values, Aboriginal led decision making and the right to Aboriginal self-determination.

The successful candidate will hold appropriate accounting/business qualifications (CPA, CA or MBA), have experience in educational or non-for-profit entities, master and strategic planning and have proven experience to demonstrate:

  • knowledge and expertise in the area of financial management, OH&S, including bushfire zones, and management practices
  • well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to liaise and communicate effectively with others
  • ability to document, implement and monitor administrative procedures
  • proven capacity to work independently and effectively in the face of changing priorities, deadlines and pressures
  • proficiency in the use of information and communication technologies
  • ability to manage organisational strategic planning and the effective use of resources to achieve educational goals

To Enquire and Apply:

Worawa Aboriginal College has engaged Hutton Consulting Australia to assist with the search and selection process for this position. For a full position description, a confidential discussion or enquiries regarding the application process, please contact Amanda Samson 0433 356 911 or Fiona Hutton


Closing date for applications is Friday April 23rd 2021 at 5pm