Program Coordinator

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 19 Feb 2024

Job no: 0054349
Role type: 
Full-time; Fixed-term for 12 months
Melbourne Law School
UOM 7 $102,338 – $110,338 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Provide critical support across a diverse array of programs and projects for the Indigenous Law and Justice Hub housed within Melbourne Law School.
  • Join a team dedicated to enhancing legal research and education, which can be directly applied in Indigenous advocacy and self-governance.

About the Role. Engage and collaborate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to coordinate the day-to-day execution of exciting initiatives, assigned projects, and administrative functions. Skilfully manage a variety of tasks to ensure the seamless operation of the Indigenous Law and Justice Hub.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating project administration and preparing comprehensive documentation including plans, schedules, communication, evaluations, and governance frameworks.
  • Generating high-quality reports, briefs, proposals, and business plans for internal and external stakeholders, prioritising clarity and visual presentation.
  • Driving internal and external engagement through various initiatives, including workshop organisation, program planning, and logistical oversight.
  • Providing secretarial support for committees and engagement projects, including meeting scheduling and agenda and minutes preparation.

Who We Are Looking For
You will thrive in a multidisciplinary environment, collaborating positively and effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Demonstrating tact and diplomacy, you'll navigate sensitive issues with cultural awareness, while employing negotiation skills to engage stakeholders and drive project success.

You will also have:

  • An undergraduate tertiary qualification or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education.
  • Demonstrated ability in drafting reports, creating communications, and developing presentation materials with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Analytical skills, including proficiency in manipulating, interpreting, and presenting quantitative data, synthesising information, and deriving insights.
  • Demonstrated project management experience, specifically the planning, co-ordination, and completion of tasks to meet deadlines.

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 Law School
Melbourne Law School is Australia's first all-graduate law faculty. Melbourne Law School was the first faculty in Australia to teach law and awarded this country's first law degrees. The Law School is now fully graduate with its Juris Doctor for admission to practice recognised as a high-level qualification in Australia and beyond. Coupled with the unrivalled excellence of the Melbourne Law Masters and its excellent Research Higher Degree programs, the Law School offers a unique opportunity for the integration of scholarship and teaching. Its faculty is a vibrant community of creative scholars, committed to a highly collegial, research-intensive institutional life. The Law School has strengths in comparative analysis. It aims to integrate teaching with research and engagement activities and to engage with local, national and global communities.

The Indigenous Law and Justice Hub (ILJH) brings together legal experts and community leaders to produce rigorous legal research that can be directly applied in Indigenous advocacy and self-governance. We are educators who play a central role in developing our law students’ understandings of Indigenous cultures, legal systems, and Indigenous experiences of settler law.

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 -

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 Petra Newton 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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