Current opportunities at Melbourne


Job no: 0034354

Work type: Continuing

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts

Salary: $83,301 - $90,170 (UOM 6)

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

Indigenous Australians seeking support to apply for a vacancy are encouraged to contact the University by emailing their contact details and position number to

About The Faculty of Arts, Academic Support Office

Located in the Faculty of Arts, the Academic Support Office (ASO) supports the development, delivery and quality assurance of teaching and learning activities. The ASO manages essential functions in the following key areas: selection, scholarships, undergraduate and graduate coursework programs, graduate research programs, student enrichment, eTeaching, and Work Integrated Learning (WIL). The role of the Senior Work Integrated Learning Officer sits within the Work Integrated Learning Team in the ASO and reports to the Manager, Work Integrated Learning.

About the role

The role is part of a team responsible for the delivery of quality administrative and support services, detailed information and advice in the area of Work Integrated Learning in undergraduate and graduate programs in the Faculty, including Internships, Student Volunteering, Work Placements, Industry Projects and micro WIL opportunities. The role liaises closely with academic and professional staff, advises students and contributes to the management of relationships with internship hosts, both in Australia and overseas, with respect to student placements, selection, progress, quality assurance, career advice and assessment.

The incumbent will maintain a high level of awareness of University policies and procedures, issues and activities relevant to the area of responsibility and will contribute to the development of administrative strategies and systems that will enhance the academic support services. The role also develops and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external key stakeholders and support the Faculty with business reporting, learning analytics, grant writing, research assistance and event organisation.

We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

About you - skills and attributes will be highly regarded:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and or equivalent mix of education and relevant experience;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to relate positively on an individual basis with a wide range of people from students to senior management and senior partnerships;
  • Ability to grasp and implement complex policies inside and outside the university context and exercise sensitivity, discretion and confidentiality in interactions with students, academic and professional staff as well as industry at all levels;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, with the ability to manage one’s own time in order to meet deadlines and exercise independent and informed judgement in problem-solving;
  • High level organisational skills and demonstrated time management skills with a proven ability to prioritise tasks to meet competing deadlines with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide high-level administrative and analytical support to undergraduate and graduate programs to engage with all key stakeholders, including speaking at events;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including email correspondence, report/ grant writing and committee support;
  • High-level computer skills, particularly the Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
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