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Pathways Advisor

Australian Indigenous Education Foundation


hard heads, soft hearts, capable hands

AIEF was established in 2008 in response to community demand from Indigenous families who choose to enrol their children in 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.

AIEF has grown from one scholarship student in 2008, to now supporting over 1,000 young Indigenous Australians from over 400 communities from every state and territory across Australia.


The AIEF Pathways Program aims to:

  • Prepare AIEF Scholarship Students to transition to further study or employment while they are at school, including through the AIEF Mentor Program.
  • Support AIEF Scholarship Students with one-on-one career support as they transition from education to employment and further study.
  • Check-in with AIEF Alumni, providing ongoing support as needed after school.

You will work professionally with Educational Partners, AIEF Mentors, Corporate Partners and other AIEF Stakeholders to achieve the best outcomes for Indigenous students.


  • Deliver the AIEF Pathways Program following relevant policies and procedures within agreed timelines.
  • Build and maintain trusting, meaningful and respectful relationships with Scholarship Students so that AIEF is their ‘go to’ for study and employment support.
  • Deliver and facilitate Pathways Program events, activities and training sessions for Scholarship Students and Mentors.
  • Facilitate and support strong, trusting relationships between Scholarship Students and Mentors.
  • Establish and maintain productive and professional relationships with Educational Partners (school, universities and colleges) and other AIEF stakeholders.
  • Update and maintain AIEF’s CRM database to ensure best practice, accuracy and data integrity regarding Educational Partners, Scholarship Students, Mentors and other AIEF stakeholders.
  • Assist in the development of relevant reports.


To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Motivation for AIEF’s mission and alignment with AIEF values with a passion to supporting Indigenous students through education and employment.
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent relevant skills and experience.
  • Have a minimum of two years’ experience providing career advice, achieving successful employment outcomes, or delivering school-aged students or young adults' programs.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Excellent communications skills with an ability to build effective and professional relationships.
  • Have strong written communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Have a proven ability to drive program outcomes while working autonomously.
  • Be adaptable, resilient, positive and professional.

This position is based in our Brisbane Office in East Brisbane


  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year)
  • Paid Cultural and Enrichment leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Annual Leave after 3 years’ service
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service

The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our students, our stakeholders and our team as well as their families and communities. Therefore, we require all new employees starting at AIEF to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

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To find out more about AIEF please visit our website: www.aief.com.au. If you would like a copy of the position description please email jobs@aief.com.au using the subject line: Pathways Advisor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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