Senior Project Manager, Major Initiatives

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Sep 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0057006
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full-time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Faculty Services
UOM 9 – $129,154 – $134,374 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

The Faculty employs more than 2,500 members of staff, attracts more than 8,800 students each year and comprises six schools; 37 departments, centres and institutes; and 160 courses. It contributes almost 50% of all research conducted across the University. The Faculty is Australia’s overall leader in in clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences and is ranked 14th globally in 2022 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University educates more health professionals, graduates, research and higher degree students and attracts more national competitive funding than any other Australian university.

About the Role
The primary purpose of this newly created position is to support the Director, Major Initiatives, Partnerships and Government, providing interactions and engagement on behalf of MDHS with key partners. Specifically, to provide strategic project management and relationship support in developing major collaborative impact initiatives arising from the new MDHS Strategic Plan, Advancing Health 2030 and Advancing Melbourne 2030.

Reporting to the Director, Major Initiatives, Partnerships and Government, you will work closely with senior government officials, executives from the Medical Research Institutes, key personnel from health and education precinct partners, leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology organisations from the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, Non-Government Organisations and leading Universities overseas.

Responsibilities include:

About You
You are a self-starter with plenty of initiative who makes a positive, credible impression on others. You possess a demonstrated ability to use direct and indirect influencing strategies to gain agreement to proposals and ideas and can confidently convey information in a clear and interesting way across all mediums. If you have a keen interest in keeping abreast of state and federal government affairs relating to higher education, health and medical matters, and are looking for the next challenge this may be the role for you.

You will also have:

About the University
The University of Melbourne 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.

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

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Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. 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 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.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected].