Aboriginal Graduate Research Program Coordinator job at UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE


Location: Parcville

Role type: Part time 2-3 days per week; 6 month CDD (with possibility of extension)

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: Melbourne Pocket Center for Indigenous Health

Salary: Level B – $107,547 – $127,707 per year (pro-rated for part-timers) plus 17% super

Only Indigenous Australians are eligible as this position is exempt under the Special Measures Provision, Section 12(1) of the Equal Opportunities Act 2011 (Vic).

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s No. 1 university and is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. We are proud of our staff, our commitment to excellence in research and teaching, and our global engagement.

About – Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences has an enviable research record and is the largest faculty at the University of Melbourne in terms of management of financial resources, employment of academic and professional staff, development teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students (including advanced research degrees) and conducting basic and applied research.

About the role

The successful incumbent will oversee the Centre’s academic programs specific to Indigenous doctoral students within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. You will contribute to the development of academic pathways for Indigenous doctoral students by developing and delivering a series of program activities specific to Indigenous doctoral advancement.

In a typical week at work, you can:

  • Provide high-level support and guidance to the Pocket Center Director to lead the Faculty’s Indigenous graduate research programs
  • Identification of funding sources to support individual or collaborative projects related to the practice of research in the discipline
  • Develop, deliver, and maintain a program of graduate research masters courses, writing retreats, and other scholarly activities that develop and enhance Indigenous health scholarship and leadership
  • Collaborate effectively with external networks to foster effective partnerships, locally, nationally and internationally

About you

You will have experience presenting research findings at conferences or other forums. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with the ability to foster effective working relationships within the faculty, the university and with external national and international organizations. You will be able to demonstrate your knowledge, understanding and respect for the different needs, aspirations and cultures of Indigenous societies. You will bring your excellent negotiation skills to achieve results on complex issues and create alliances in institutional environments such as the University.

Ideally, you will also have:

  • A postgraduate degree in a relevant field of study and relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and developing academic programs that will increase academic opportunities and support for Indigenous research graduate students
  • A demonstrated high level of initiative and creativity in the development of new programs
  • Well-developed professional organizational skills, including the ability to coordinate workflow, determine priorities, plan tasks to meet deadlines, and effectively balance competing demands in a complex, high-pressure environment

Benefits of working with us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and meet challenges, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our employees enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible work arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leaves
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary package and leave loading
  • Free and subsidized health and wellness services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services, including Myki and Qantas Club cards
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To learn more, please visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those who identify as LGBTQIA+, women, people of all ages and from diverse cultures are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our goal is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join us!

If you think this role is right for you, please submit your application, including a brief cover letter, your resume, and your responses to the selection criteria^ (found in the job description) for the role.

For information to help you compile short statements to meet the selection criteria and competencies, please see http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

If you require reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at [email protected]

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritizing applicants with valid work rights in Australia and applicants who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border provisions: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Job Description : 0053787_Indigenous Graduate Research Program Coordinator_PD .pdf

Closing of applications: May 20, 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


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