CPD and International Engagement Officer

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 17 Apr 2024

Job no: 0062188
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full-time
Faculty: 
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School:Melbourne Dental School
Salary: 
UOM 5 – $79,961 – $91,844 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Coordinate Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and International Engagement administrative activities within the Melbourne Dental School
  • Opportunity to support both CPD and international engagement initiatives, contributing to professional development and global partnerships in dental education
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role
The Coordinator of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and International Engagement is a newly established role at the Melbourne Dental School (MDS), focusing on supporting administrative functions across both CPD and International Engagement initiatives. Reporting to the Manager of International Engagement, you'll collaborate with various stakeholders, including the CPD Coordinator and Academic Lead for CPD, to ensure the successful delivery of oral health programs and track financial activities. With a balanced workload between CPD and international engagement responsibilities, this role plays a key part in advancing the strategic goals of the School and the University.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Timely and efficient day-to-day running of the CPD courses by co-ordinating the planning, marketing, CPD related clinical placements (Royal Dental Hospital & Melbourne Dental Clinic) and delivery of CPD programs, both domestic & international
  • Contribute to annual planning process for the CPD program suite of courses, budget preparation, monitoring of income and expenditure for CPD Courses, as well as ordering of laboratory equipment and consumables, and payment of clinical teaching staff.
  • Support sponsorship activities for courses and international activities in the form of product donations-in-kind, discounted prices on stock and/or financial sponsorship.
  • Liaise with external professional organisations, such as the ADA & Dental Board of Australia to maintain a sound knowledge of their policies and practices as they relate to CPD and to coordinate joint CPD programs.

Who We Are Looking For


You will be an ideal candidate if you possess strong organisational and problem-solving skills, allowing you to effectively coordinate multiple functions and prioritize tasks. Additionally, your self-motivation, initiative, and creativity will enable you to work independently and as part of a team, facilitating the development of innovative solutions and continuous improvement processes. 


You will also have:

  • A completed degree with substantial relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and or education and training.
  • Demonstrated experience in an equivalent administrative role that required coordination of a range of complex functions and provision of advice regarding policies and procedures.
  • Outstanding professional interpersonal skills including a strong customer service ethic, the ability to effectively liaise with University staff, outside organisations, sponsors and international partners and guests,
  • Highly developed computer literacy, including advanced use of MS Office, particularly word and excel, and experience with other applications such as zoom and web editing software to enable the production of high quality documents

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Melbourne Dental School


The Melbourne Dental School boasts a rich heritage in dental research, with a global standing in various fields. Its research endeavors permeate both undergraduate and graduate programs, spanning from biomedical sciences to clinical studies. Under dynamic leadership, the School embarks on a transformative journey, spearheading strategic reviews and innovations through the MDS’25 initiative, shaping the future of dental education and research at the University of Melbourne.


What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website  and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn .   

Be Yourself
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected] , with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^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

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Walid Abdullatif via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

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