Executive School Engagement Lead

Melbourne, Australia
$110,236 – $130,900 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super
04 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Part time or full time (0.4 FTE up 1.0 FTE available); Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Salary: Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super

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, 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.

About the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) fosters staff productivity, growth and engagement in a collective effort to enrich the contribution that education makes to society. We conduct research and teaching that leads to the transformation of education practice both within and beyond the profession. MGSE stimulates learning that enriches the potential of students from around the world, enabling meaningful careers and profound contributions to communities. We provide research leadership, setting the direction for high-impact, innovative and responsive research that addresses the pressing issues of our time. We lead purposeful engagement with society, sharing our resources and expertise as part of collaborative efforts to build a resilient, equitable and sustainable future.

About the Role

The Executive School Engagement Lead plays an important role in the success of MGSE’s Professional Experience Program and the quality of the student and partner school experience, cultivating and maintaining strong relationship with MGSE’s partner schools to ensure that all Teacher Candidates have access to the placements they require to progress through their course. The role supports a model of reciprocal engagement and a high quality of professional experience for our Teacher Candidates across a number of key teacher education programs including our newly redesigned Master of Teaching Early Childhood, Early Childhood & Primary, Primary and Secondary courses. The role is also responsible for implementation of engagement strategies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that partnership arrangements are in place to enable all Teacher Candidates to undertake placements for practicum subjects
  • Promote the Master of Teaching to other University of Melbourne faculties and external institutions
  • Instigate regular visits to schools to establish, monitor and support partnerships

About You

You are an experienced education professional with school leadership experience and a deep understanding of the theoretical framework of evidence-based, interventionist clinical models of pedagogy and individualised learning informing the Master of Teaching qualification. You are able to manage your own workload through your high-level organisational and problem solving skills, ensuring all tasks are completed to a high standard and before predefined deadlines. You are open to new and conflicting ideas, with an openness to approach new challenges. You will possess strong communication, persuasion and engagement skills, and hold a valid driver's license with access to a car to visit partnership school and centres, with travel expense allowances to be provided to you.

You will also have:

  • Relevant academic qualification, extensive knowledge of Victorian school systems and extensive experience in school leadership, or school partnerships
  • Excellent understanding of internal and external influences shaping the provision of initial teacher education, in particular the professional experience component
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop and maintain stakeholder networks and strategic relationship management

About the University

The University of Melbourne 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.

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, 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 https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. 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 apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience.  Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

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 hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Applications close: 16 August 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Position Description: 0056733_Executive School Engagement Lead_PD.pdf

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