Senior Graduate Research Officer (Admissions and Scholarships)

Job title: Senior Graduate Research Officer (Admissions and Scholarships)

Company: The University of Melbourne

Job description: As required by clause 1.15.9 of the 2024 EA, current casual or fixed-term employees of the University will be provided with 7 days of prior opportunity to apply for and be considered for vacant continuing positions if they meet the following criteria:

  • they have been employed by the University over two or more semesters and over two consecutive calendar years,
  • they have been employed on a 0.5 FTE or more time fraction, and
  • they have the skills, experience, qualifications, and expertise required by the Selection Criteria.

In addition, redeployment candidates will be given a prior opportunity under the Recruitment and Appointment Policy together; this cohort is known as Priority Candidates.

  • Administer admissions and scholarships for MDHS, providing accurate information and advice to prospective and current Graduate Research candidates and staff.
  • Enhance the Graduate Research experience, supporting strategic initiatives, and fostering relationships across the Faculty and University.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role
The Senior Graduate Research Officer (Admissions and Scholarships) at the Graduate Research Office administers admissions and scholarships for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Reporting to the Graduate Research Team Coordinator, the role provides detailed information and expert advice on selection, admissions, and scholarship policies to prospective and current Graduate Research candidates and staff. This position is essential to enhancing the Graduate Research experience and supports strategic and operational management to foster the Faculty’s success.Your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide secretariat support for relevant committees such as the Faculty Graduate Research Selection and Scholarship Committee.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders across the Faculty, University and affiliated partner institutions.
  • Support the Graduate Research Office to establish effective communications between the Faculty and School/Departments to ensure effective management of graduate research admissions and scholarship administration in the Faculty.
  • Participate in and contribute to coverage of peak period activities across the Graduate Research Team to meet its operational obligations and agreed service levels

Who We Are Looking For
The successful candidate will demonstrate strong attention to detail, high-level organisational skills, and the ability to manage workflows and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment. They will possess excellent analytical, problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills, with a commitment to high-level customer service and the ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders and independently.You will also have:

  • A relevant degree with experience within the higher education sector; or a combination of relevant experience and education/ training.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to identify, develop and deliver solutions to complex problems, or identify new opportunities for improvement where appropriate.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to present information clearly and to interact effectively with stakeholders at all levels, both internal and external to the University.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures and new initiatives and to interpret and provide advice on established policies and procedures.

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.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 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 and stay connected with our stories and people on .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 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 –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
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go toIf you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Brett Verity 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.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.Advertised: 17 Jul 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard TimeApplications close: 31 Jul 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Expected salary: $96459 – 104413 per year

Location: Parkville, VIC

Job date: Fri, 19 Jul 2024 01:00:16 GMT

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