Administrative and Events Officer (Education and Outreach)

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jun 6, 2024

Job Description:

Job no: 0056529
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Part-time (0.6 FTE); Fixed-term for 2 years (to 30 August 2026)
Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Mathematics and Statistics, OPTIMA
UOM 6 – $96,459 - $104,413 (pro rata for part-time) p.a. plus 17% super

About the Role
Administrative and Events Officer (Education and Outreach) at OPTIMA, based in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Melbourne, plays a key role in promoting the Centre's education and outreach initiatives.

The officer will collaborate with the Business and Operations Manager to deliver educational programs and enhance the Centre's visibility across schools, government, industry, and the broader community. This role involves organising Centre events. This position is integral to connecting OPTIMA's world-class research in industrial optimisation with diverse external audiences.

Your responsibilities will include:

Who We Are Looking For
You will excel in this role if you have a passion for supporting and promoting educational programs. You will bring your excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage with a variety of stakeholders including schools, government, industry, and the wider community.

You will also have:

  • A relevant degree with subsequent relevant experience in an educational institution or an equivalent combination of relevant experience, educational training, or extensive experience.
  • Proven ability and experience to contribute to the ongoing development of the education and outreach programs and strategies.
  • Proven experience in program or events management.
  • Demonstrated appreciation of or affinity with STEM education programs and activities and a commitment to delivering quality service to event participants.

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 – “ARC Training Centre in Optimisation Technologies, Integrated Methodologies, and Applications (OPTIMA)
OPTIMA is based at the University of Melbourne in Parkville, with a second node at Monash University in Clayton. OPTIMA conducts world-class research and provides training for research students working in industrial optimisation. The research program focuses on model-based and black-box optimisation methodologies relevant to a broad range of industry partner optimisation challenges. Research is conducted using a multidisciplinary approach, drawing from techniques developed in mathematics, computer science, statistics, engineering, and economics.

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
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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
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Join Us!

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

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience and the responses against 3 following Selection Criteria
  1. Proven ability and experience to contribute to the ongoing development of the education and outreach programs and strategies.
  2. Proven experience in program or events management.
  3. Demonstrated appreciation of or affinity with STEM education programs and activities and a commitment to delivering quality service to event participants.

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

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Anna Gradoboeva via email at, 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.