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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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Senior Partnerships Adviser


Job Description:

Job no: 0042309

Work type: Continuing

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Chancellery

Department/School: Strategy and Culture

Salary: $108,009 - $116,906 (UOM 8)

Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and 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.

About Engagement and Partnerships
The Engagement and Partnerships department aims to further the University’s academic mission through strategic and focused place-based engagement and partnership initiatives. The department aims to serve the community within and beyond our campuses by harnessing the University’s convening power and academic expertise for purposeful partnerships, outcomes and impact locally and globally.

About the Role
As the Senior Partnerships Adviser, you will provide high level engagement and partnership research, analysis and briefings for the team, internal and external stakeholders and also manage the University of Melbourne and City of Melbourne partnerships. You will work within a small team with colleagues from across the department to support strategic projects and forums, regular programs, communications and strategic briefings.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Advise senior decision-makers on engagement and partnership models and best practice to further the University’s engagement and partnerships priorities and co-investment opportunities
  • Manage and coordinate the implementation of the strategic partnership with the City of Melbourne
  • Prepare presentations, events and written outputs to communicate purposefully and persuasively with partners, stakeholders and wider audiences

About You
You will have a strong ability to work as a collaborative team member, you are open to new ideas and ways of working and energised to achieve results and outcomes. You will also harness the capacity to exercise sound autonomous judgment and to show a high level of initiative, including the capacity formulate, develop and deliver high level briefings, documentation and initiatives.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • An undergraduate degree and significant relevant experience. Postgraduate qualifications will be highly regarded
  • Advanced written communication skills, capable of distilling ideas and communicating these persuasively
  • Highly developed planning, conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated ability to provide innovative solutions to problems and to lead, design and manage projects and initiatives

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:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, please visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself
At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. 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, we would love to learn more about you and how you will contribute to our team. Please apply with your CV and a cover letter which outlines your interest and your experience. 

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Position Description:  http://go.unimelb.edu.au/9w9i


Administrative-Clerical: Administrative Support
Education: University

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Full time


The University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia


Senior Partnerships Adviser


Admin-Clerical, Education




$108,009 - $116,906 (UOM 8) per year