Academic Programs Officer

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jan 5, 2022

Job Description:

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the School of Health Sciences

Since its inception in July 2009, the Melbourne School of Health Sciences (MSHS) has created an inter-professional learning community at the forefront of leadership in health sciences education, clinical research, scholarship, professional practice, workforce training and knowledge exchange. The School is unique in its composition, including Departments of Nursing, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Audiology and Speech Pathology and Optometry and Vision Sciences.

Based in the Parkville precinct in the heart of Melbourne, the School’s highly skilled staff and students contribute to local, national and global efforts to improve health and wellbeing across these diverse disciplines by working closely with valued partners in Australia and worldwide.

About the Role

The Academic Programs Officer is responsible for the management and administration of academic programs in the School and for the day to day coordination of the activities associated with these programs. The position is responsible for the effective and efficient high-level administration and management of teaching and learning to the subject coordinators and teaching staff in the School. The appointee will also ensure the integrity and security of examinations and results to the point of verification, in partnership with University Services.

This position reports to the Academic Programs Coordinator, working in coordination and alignment with the Faculty and University Services.

In a typical week at work, you may:

About You

You will bring with you a demonstrated ability to work independently and also contribute positively to team operations. Your well-developed communication skills will be a great asset in being able to effectively liaise and negotiate with diverse stakeholders, and you will be able to efficiently manage several competing priorities.

Ideally, you will further have:

Benefits of Working with Us

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

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Be Yourself @ UoM

We recognise that our employees are at the core of all our successes and achievements. We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. We promote inclusive behaviour, and we actively seek to learn from each other. Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply for our roles.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

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