Program Manager, STRONG kids STRONG future Program

Melbourne, Australia
UOM 8 – $108,009 – $116,906 p.a. (pro rata for part time) plus 17% super
03 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Hospital Based
Role type: Full time (part time will be considered); Fixed-term 2 years
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Paediatrics, Royal Children's Hospital
Salary: UOM 8 – $108,009 – $116,906 p.a. (pro rata for part time) plus 17% super

  • Join a dynamic team of clinicians, researchers and education specialists making developmental care more culturally accessible
  • Lead the national roll-out of an innovative program making a difference to developmental outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
  • Make your mark by driving the strategy to maximise the value of our research in the community

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, and the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

The STRONG kids STRONG future program is an initiative designed to have a significant social impact by improving the developmental outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The program comprises the distribution of an innovative developmental screening tool (ASQ-TRAK) that is used to observe and monitor the development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children as part of routine health checks (developed by the program) and ongoing research toward further innovation in culturally appropriate childhood development assessment (ASQ-STEPS).

About the role

As the program moves into the next phase of growth, we are seeking a dynamic Program Manager to lead the scale-up of operations activities nationally, expand awareness and uptake of the ASQ-TRAK developmental screening tool and drive further development.

This role is accountable for the direct management of the operations team, optimising systems, and driving operational outcomes. The position oversees the delivery of governance and support processes across the whole program and plays a vital role in stakeholder engagement, strategy development and identifying growth opportunities.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and goal-driven leader with a proven track record of meeting ambitious targets and who is committed to joining an innovative program that creates social impact.

The role is full-time, fixed term for two years. Applications from candidates seeking to work part-time will be considered for this role.

About you

You will have highly developed strategic and program management skills and outstanding organisational skills. You bring an ability to lead and direct teams and manage complex stakeholder relationships. You are a natural problem solver and able to make decisions within critical timeframes.  You will be aware of and committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and advancement.  Above all, you are driven to use your skills to make a difference!

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait applicant, you are welcome to contact the University by emailing for support in applying for this position.


The Melbourne Children’s is a vibrant campus. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world.  We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged and be part of vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, 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, visit

How to apply:

Your application should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.  For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

Position Description: 0053890_Program_Manager_SkSf_PD.pdf

Applications close: 7TH SEPTEMBER 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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