Community Engagement Project Officer

 
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • May 9, 2024
Medicine

Job Description:

Job no: 0062490
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Part-time, Fixed-term (2 years)
Faculty:
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department: Doherty Institute for infectious disease and immunity
Salary: UOM 5 – $79,961 – $91,844 p.a. plus 17% super

About the Role
As a key member of the Community Engagement Program (CEP) at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infectious Disease and Immunity, the Project Officer will facilitate community engagement and partnerships within the organisation. Responsibilities include coordinating accurate community pairing and engagement with researchers, maintaining processes for effective community involvement, and providing administrative support for program initiatives. This role is pivotal in fostering ongoing collaboration between researchers and community members to enhance community participation in infectious disease and immunity research.

Your responsibilities will include:

Who We Are Looking For
The successful candidate should possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders and community members. They must demonstrate competency in using Microsoft Office Suite, particularly SharePoint, and excel in collaborating with internal and external partners to achieve shared objectives. Additionally, the candidate will demonstrate the ability to build rapport with stakeholders and strong organisational skills for administrative tasks.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is a diverse faculty renowned for its research excellence, teaching, training, and policy leadership across the breadth of medical, biomedical and health science fields.
Led by the Dean, Professor Jane Gunn, the faculty is Australia’s overall leader in clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences, and sits at the heart of a flourishing ecosystem of globally recognised health and biomedical organisations across Victoria. Partnerships are key to our continued success in education, research and enhancing the health and wellbeing of our communities.

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Finding solutions to prevent, treat and cure infectious diseases and understanding the complexities of microbes and the immune system requires innovative approaches and concentrated effort. This is why The University of Melbourne – a world leader in education, teaching and research excellence – and The Royal Melbourne Hospital – an internationally renowned institution providing outstanding care, research and learning – have partnered to create the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute); a centre of excellence where leading scientists and clinicians collaborate to improve human health globally.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Brett Verity via email at hr-careers@unimelb.edu.au, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Please note that in the event of sourcing a suitable candidate, the closing date for applications may be brought forward, and the job vacancy may be closed. Therefore, we encourage interested individuals to submit their applications promptly.