Engagement and Development Officer

Melbourne, Australia
UOM 8 – $108,009 – $116,906 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super
08 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Part time (0.4 FTE); Fixed-term
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Mathematics & Statistics
Salary: UOM 8 – $108,009 – $116,906 p.a. (pro rata) plus 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 the Faculty of Science

Science at the University of Melbourne is the most highly ranked Faculty of Science in Australia. Science is defined by its research excellence in the physical and life sciences and is at the forefront of research addressing major societal issues from climate change to disease. Our discoveries help build an understanding of the world around us.

We have over 150 years of experience in pioneering scientific thinking and analysis, leading to outstanding teaching and learning and offer a curriculum based on highly relevant research, which empowers our STEM students and graduates to understand and address complexities that impact real world issues and the challenges of tomorrow.


MATRIX is Australia’s international residential research institute for the mathematical sciences, providing critical infrastructure to build Australia’s research strength and position in the mathematical sciences within the region and globally.

MATRIX organises intensive residential research programs at MATRIX House, Creswick, Victoria, and is a partnership between The University of Melbourne (Admin Organisation), Monash University and the Australian National University, with The University of Queensland as Associate Member and supported by grants of the US-based Simons Foundation and the Australian Research Council.

About the Role

The Engagement and Development Officer provides high level support to the Director and Deputy Directors and coordination across partner institutions, to grow MATRIX’s network of external relationships and build long-term financial sustainability.

The incumbent will identify strategic opportunities for external funding and support the preparation of highly competitive applications to funding agencies and build enduring relationships with external stakeholders, in liaison with the research offices and advancement teams of the MATRIX partner institutions. The Engagement and Development Officer will also design and implement outreach activities and events to showcase and promote research in the mathematical sciences, across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

The Faculty of Science is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people, and we recognise that diversity is essential in contributing to the success of the Faculty. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Build effective relationships within a range of networks, both domestic and international, including academic and professional staff of the MATRIX partners, the broader mathematical sciences research community, funding agencies, government, industry, philanthropic organisations, and private donors
  • Cultivate, pursue, and retain funding support
  • Strategise, identify, and advise the Executive on external funding opportunities
  • Coordinate and contribute to the preparation of applications for external funding

About You

You will have highly developed organisational skills including the ability to manage multiple projects and competing deadlines with strong attention to detail and the ability to interpret and advise on funding/contractual guidelines and monitor compliance with university and funder policies and procedures. You will be self-motivated, with a demonstrated ability to work independently and flexibly, responding to changing work priorities and opportunities. Understanding of the higher education sector and established networks and relationships within the sector and the external environment is desirable but not essential.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • Postgraduate qualification/s and extensive relevant experience or, an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and positively in an academic environment, engaging with relevant external funders/donors to foster and maintain productive and enduring relationships
  • Demonstrated high-level communication skills, showing flexibility across a range of purposes, audiences, and styles to persuade, inspire and motivate

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, with disabilities or 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, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

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/

The University of Melbourne is required to comply with applicable health guidance and directions issued from the Victoria Health Minister.

The University of Melbourne requires all University of Melbourne employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless an exemption order applies. All applicants therefore must meet this requirement when applying.

Position Description: 0056086_EngagementandDevelopmentOfficer_PD.pdf

Applications close: 22nd of June 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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