Scholarships and Awards Coordinator (Engagement Lead)

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jan 16, 2023

Job Description:

Job no: 0053163
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full time; Continuing
Faculty of Science
Department/School: Student and Academic Services
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 Melbourne is a global leader across fundamental and impactful scientific research and education. Science begins with curiosity, and we are dedicated to understanding the universe from the level of sub-atomic particles to the solar system. We aim to be leaders who positively impact the community locally and globally, addressing major societal issues from climate change to disease. Our discoveries help build an understanding of the world around us.

Our strength is our breadth of expertise. We are the second largest faculty in the University comprising seven schools: Agriculture, Food, Forest & Ecosystems Sciences, BioSciences, Chemistry, Geography, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics and Veterinary Science.

About the Role
The Scholarships and Awards Coordinator (Engagement Lead) is responsible for administering the Faculty of Science’s student awards and scholarships funded through philanthropic income. This includes managing activities associated with the Dean’s Honours List, managing the awarding cycle, coordination and support of awards events, committee support and providing expert advice to staff and prospective applicants of the Faculty’s student awards and scholarships.

The role will coordinate a wide range of communication activities, aimed at promoting Faculty scholarships and prizes, identifying opportunities for promotion, developing strategies and contributing content where appropriate in addition to maintaining web content.

The incumbent is also responsible for leading process improvement activities and contributing to the Faculty’s submission for University endowment reporting.

Responsibilities include:

About You
The successful incumbent will have a demonstrated ability to exercise independent and informed judgement in problem-solving, confidence in making complex decisions and ability to deliver creative solutions and negotiate outcomes.

They will have the ability to identify and contribute to new initiatives, support change suggested by others and identify opportunities to improve processes and practices to reduce inefficiencies.

You will also have:

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

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 essential selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

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: 30 JANUARY 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time