Manager, Indigenous Student Pathways

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0053785
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full time; Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
Salary: UOM 7: $96,002 - $103,921 p.a. plus 17% super

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

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 Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health is a Faculty wide centre with a focus on accelerating the development of Indigenous leadership in Indigenous health. The Centre was established in 2014.

About the Role

Under the guidance of the Director, this role will support strategic systems development and change specific to Indigenous PhD students within the Faculty. Through high-level planning and ongoing engagement across the Faculty, you will develop a sound understanding of the systems and processes related to PhD student candidature to support successful recruitment, enrolment, retention and graduation of Indigenous PhD students.

The role is aimed at providing high-level professional support to Indigenous PhD students within the Faculty that will require an understanding of and facilitating access to available resources for students; developing doctoral advancement through the establishment of pre and post-doctoral research pathways; negotiating relationships and systems change that serve to support Indigenous doctoral success, and developing partnerships nationally and internationally to support the scholarly development of Indigenous PhD students.

In a typical week at work, you may:

About You

You will be a strong leader with a passion for building a cooperative and inclusive workplace culture. You will have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with the ability to foster effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Your excellent negotiating skills to deliver outcomes on complex issues and build alliances in institutional environments such as the University will set you up for success in this role.

Ideally, you will further have:

Benefits of Working with Us

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

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Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities or culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

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