Strategy Support Officer - School Networks & Research

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jan 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job no: 0058178
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full-time; Fixed-term for 3 years
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
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 Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH) is a respected leader in the field of public health education, research and knowledge exchange. MSPGH was established in 2001 as the first school of its kind in Australia with a vision to make a difference in the population and public health sphere - building on the substantial assets of our University to advance public health in communities nationally and internationally - with a strong focus on Indigenous peoples.
Since its inception, the School has grown rapidly in size, scope and reputation – demonstrated in the University of Melbourne ranking 12th globally* for public health - and has consistently attracted leading academics and researchers who bring considerable skills, insights and expertise. In early 2023 the School will launch a new strategic plan articulating a renewed vision, purpose and direction for MSPGH.

* Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

About the Role

The Strategy Support Officer role requires an energetic, focused, effective and highly organised administrator who will work closely with senior academic leaders providing management and administrative support to plan and enable developments critical to the School’s development. Programs and activities supported by this role are expected to include planning and coordinating meetings, seminars and workshops; facilitating networking sessions; data collection and analysis; managing communications and promotion of school achievements including via social media; training activities and administering calls for funding support.

Responsibilities include:

About You

You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the capacity to present, engage with diverse stakeholders and influence outcomes with a demonstrated ability to motivate and support staff to be involved, engaged and adapt to changing priorities.

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 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].