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HR Services, Business Services, Level 1, 11 Barry Street
The University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Phone: 03 834 44397
Web Site: https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers

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Program Lead, Careers & Mentoring


Job Description:


Job no: 0052860
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Continuing
Department: Advancement
Salary: UOM 8 – $119,742 - $129,607 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Deliver programs that support the University’s alumni and stakeholder engagement objectives
  • Join the University's Alumni Relations team
  • Brilliant benefits and a flexible work environment! 

About the Role
As Program Lead, Careers and Mentoring you will deliver programs that support the University’s alumni and stakeholder engagement objectives. Primarily this comprises working strategically to continue strengthening relationships between the University and its alumni, through designing and implementing careers and mentoring programs. You will work as part of an Alumni Relations team who are responsible for the development and implementation of the University’s alumni and stakeholder relations strategy, and implementation of stakeholder engagement programs and activities across the Advancement portfolio utilising both face-to-face and digital elements as appropriate.

You will manage a small team to support the implementation of programming focused on careers and mentoring. Contributing to communications, discovery, research and information gathering on alumni, as well as database management, are also core components of the role.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and implementing programs for alumni cohorts focused on career and professional development
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to develop and deliver high-quality mentoring programs, both pan-University and bespoke
  • Working in collaboration with Faculty clusters, shared services teams and the broader Advancement office to identify and implement a limited number of programs of smaller-scale, focused alumni and stakeholder engagement activities, events and services

Job Requirements:

Who we are looking for
We are seeking a leader who can delivering programs through a shared services model of mass and cohort audiences whilst leading a team and showcasing outstanding interpersonal skills and the capacity to work collaboratively.  You will have superior written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills and strong attention to detail and accuracy.  Your demonstrated capacity to prioritise between competing deadlines, to deliver projects and events within short time frames and on budget will be critical to the role.

You will also have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification (PR, management, communications) with extensive relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and /or education/training
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and delivering engagement activities to achieve strategic goals and objectives in a collaborative manner across a large organisation
  • Experience in managing complex relationships to effect positive outcomes and advance organisational objectives

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

This role requires the successful candidate to 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 – Advancement
The Advancement Office aims to facilitate the establishment and maintenance of mutually beneficial relationships between the University and its alumni, friends and benefactors. It is responsible for the management of programs relating to alumni and benefactors and provides services to and works collaboratively with faculties and other central administration areas.


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!

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: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria 1 -5 (as listed in the Position Description)

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Ivanka Yan 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 contact details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: Sunday 21 July 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

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.


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The University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia


Program Lead, Careers & Mentoring






UOM 8 – $119,742 - $129,607 p.a. plus 17% super per year