The Deputy Head of International House of the University of Melbourne has a key role in initiating, implementing and supervising programs to support students’ sound academic, social, personal and community development. The Deputy Head is responsible for overseeing the pastoral and welfare program, as well as the academic program. The Deputy Head drives the admissions process for the college. The Deputy Head takes a proactive role in management decisions related to staff, students, resources, finance and facilities. The Deputy Head must be able to function and lead effectively as part of a team but also use initiative where necessary. The role also includes assisting with and developing effective working relationships with relevant individuals and sections within the University as well as with other residential colleges. The Deputy Head of College reports to the Head of College.
International House is a residential college of the University of Melbourne located at 241 Royal Parade, Parkville. It is a semi-autonomous unit of the University directed by the Council of International House with management responsibility given to the Head of College.
Founded in 1957 to provide a safe and secure place of residence where Australian and international male students could live and learn together, International House has expanded to 292 undergraduate and 56 graduate students, roughly half male and half female, with approximately half being Australians and half from about 40 other countries. There are 10 full time staff and 16 part time staff employed at International House that assist the University of Melbourne, with additional catering and cleaning staff employed by contractors.
For further information see http://www.ihouse.unimelb.edu.au/
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