Team Leader, Advising and Mentoring

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Sep 21, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0057072
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full time; Fixed-term
Faculty: Faculty of Science
UOM 7 – $98,402 - $106,519 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 Science
Science at the University of Melbourne is among the most highly ranked Faculties of Science in Australia. Science is defined by its research excellence in the physical and life sciences and is at the forefront of research addressing major societal issues from climate change to disease. Our discoveries help build an understanding of the world around us.

We have over 150 years of experience in pioneering scientific thinking and analysis, leading to outstanding teaching and learning and offer a curriculum based on highly relevant research, which empowers our STEM students and graduates to understand and address complexities that impact real world issues and the challenges of tomorrow.

About the Role
Leading a team of staff, this position is responsible for the smooth operational delivery of the Bachelor of Science Academic Advising and MPMP programs within the Faculty of Science. This involves delivering of a series of evolving large-scale cyclic activities that focus on connecting commencing undergraduate students with a cohort of peers and a later year peer mentor, followed by a series of meetings with a dedicated academic staff member.

As a university-wide undergraduate student focused initiative, this role works closely with Student and Scholarly Services (SASS), and with peers delivering comparable activities across all in-scope Faculties. This work context allows these programs to be delivered in a way that achieves an overall consistency and quality, balanced against the local context and requirements expected in a large, comprehensive university with diverse faculty operating environments.

Responsibilities include:

About You
You will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated experience in influencing and engaging stakeholders across the University in cross-functional activities to support student success. You will have the ability to work effectively across teams and apply collaborative methodologies including problem solving, knowledge sharing and continuous improvement to achieve program outcomes. You will be able to to execute and track complex project plans and communicate data to various stakeholders. Experience working in a tertiary education setting to improve the student experience is desirable but not essential.

You will also have:

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

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 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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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].