Coordinator, Amgen Scholars Program

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Sep 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0052072
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Part time (0.6 FTE/3 days per week) / Fixed-term until March 2023
Faculty of Science
Department/School: Science Secretariat
UOM 6 – $89,182 - $96,536 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 the most highly ranked Faculty 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.

We aspire to engage the broader community with the impact that Science has on our everyday lives. Through the strength of our internships and research project offerings, our students are provided opportunities to engage with industry partners to solve real-world issues.

About the Role
As the Amgen Scholars Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to be involved in an internationally renowned program run by the Amgen Foundation in the USA. The University of Melbourne is the only institution to offer the program in Oceania, recruiting undergraduate students from around Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Preparations have already commenced for the 2023 program, taking place from 4 January – 24 February 2023.

Reporting to the STEM Schools Outreach Coordinator, the incumbent will manage all facets of the project including coordinating promotional activities across universities, managing the student application and selection process, liaising with University-wide research labs to source projects and developing the enrichment program. A key focus of the role will be organising the annual Symposium, where students will gain the opportunity to meet their peers, learn about biotechnology, and hear from leading scientists.

The Coordinator plays a crucial role in the success and viability of the Amgen Scholars Program at the University of Melbourne, utilising exceptional stakeholder management skills to build and manage the public representation of ASP Australia, while also ensuring a supportive and enjoyable experience for our student participants.

Responsibilities include:

About You
You are self-motivated and able to plan and prioritise your time effectively, working under minimal supervision to meet project objectives. You have an interest in program management methodologies and possess advanced problem-solving ability. You thrive in a team environment and have a solutions-minded approach to identifying continuous improvement opportunities to optimise program delivery. You will be empathetic towards science students on their careers journeys, and ideally have prior experience with event management, and the ability to undertake a breadth of varying tasks.

An understanding of the higher education sector will be highly regarded.

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 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].

Applications close: 28 SEPTEMBER 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applicants must hold valid work rights as visa sponsorship is unavailable for this position.