Project Officer (Diversity & Inclusion)

Updated: 18 days ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 02 Jul 2024

Job no: 0062884
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full-time; Continuing
Department: Office of the Provost
Salary: UOM 6 – $96,459 - $104,413 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Contribute to diversity and inclusion initiatives across the University
  • Work with a wide range of stakeholders across both student and staff communities
  • Brilliant benefits and a flexible work environment 

About the Role
As Project Officer (Diversity & Inclusion) you will contribute to a range of D&I initiatives related to implementation of the University’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2030. Key responsibilities include supporting the delivery, evaluation and reporting of a range of initiatives across the Diversity and Inclusion team including implementation of action plans, supporting compliance and accreditation programs, coordinating various working/reference groups, and data collection and reporting.

Reporting to the Associate Director (Diversity & Inclusion) you will work collaboratively with members of the D&I team and with a wide range of stakeholders from across the University community.  

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Support the delivery, evaluation and reporting of a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives related to implementation of the Diversity and inclusion Strategy 2030 
  • Assist with data collection, analysis and reporting of a range of D&I data metrics
  • Contribute to communications and engagement initiatives including support of events, content development, and management of webpages
  • Undertake desktop research, benchmarking and other data analyses to support development of briefing papers, reports and presentation materials

Who we are looking for
We are looking for an experienced Project Officer with strong communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with stakeholders, team members and colleagues. You will have a demonstrated understanding and keen interest in diversity and inclusion. Your excellent organisational and administrative skills, with attention to detail, including the ability to effectively plan, prioritise and manage work within agreed timeframes will be vital to the role. 

You will also have:

  • Demonstrated experience and success supporting the implementation of programs, initiatives or projects
  • Skills in data analysis and reporting, with proficiency in Excel and/or other data management tools
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with respect and discretion

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

This role requires the successful candidate to 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 – Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost supports achievement of the vision and objectives for people and community, learning and teaching, and academic performance contained in our institutional strategy - Advancing Melbourne 2030.

The Office of the Provost portfolio sits alongside other divisions (Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Research & Enterprise, Global, Culture & Engagement, Advancement, Communications & Marketing, and Administration & Finance) within Chancellery, and is responsible for: 

  • Indigenous strategy, including research, education and engagement, student and staff planning, truth-telling and cultural heritage.   
  • People and Community, including Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources, academic and professional staff careers, and University community-building.
  • Education and student experience, including curriculum, teaching and learning quality and innovation, learning technologies and spaces, student wellbeing and engagement and widening participation for students from diverse backgrounds. 

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!

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 .   

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!

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.

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

Recruitment Adjustments
We are dedicated to ensuring an inclusive recruitment process and any subsequent employment. If you require adjustments to facilitate your participation at this application stage, please contact us at [email protected] , with an email titled "Recruitment Process Adjustments Request". If you are invited to an interview, the hiring manager will be in touch to support any adjustments you may require.  

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

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Ivanka Yan 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 contact details listed on the Position Description.

Please note that in the event of sourcing a suitable candidate, the closing date for applications may be brought forward, and the job vacancy may be closed. Therefore, we encourage interested individuals to submit their applications promptly.

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