Senior Adviser, Careers and Employability

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 14 Jun 2023

Job no: 0057307
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full time or FTE 0.8; Fixed-term until April 2024
Department/School: Student and Scholarly Services- Careers and Employability team
UOM 6 – $92,749 – $100,397 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part time)

  • Provide high-quality support and guidance to students regarding their successful career outcomes
  • Make a meaningful impact to students’ employability
  • UOM 6 – $92,749 – $100,397, 17% super, benefits and a flexible hybrid work environment!

About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled Senior Adviser in Careers and Employability who will play a crucial role in providing high-quality support and guidance to students, facilitating their career planning and enhancing their employability skills. You will contribute to the development and implementation of diverse programs and activities tailored to various student cohorts and industry needs. Working collaboratively with different departments and student groups, you will design inclusive and equitable initiatives that foster student engagement, leadership, and successful career outcomes. This role offers a chance to make a meaningful impact on students' lives and contribute to their long-term success in career development.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Actively plan and seek opportunities for a first-class employability learning program that effectively and efficiently enables students to build employability skills
  • Contribute to the development, delivery and evaluation of careers and employability central service programs and activities
  • Liaise and collaborate with key stakeholders on the provision of targeted support and programs for assigned cohorts that, where possible, are relevant to stage of study and discipline and / or industry sector
  • Deliver learning support programming through group, one on one and online modes to enable students to fully leverage opportunities for career and employability development

Who we are looking for
We're seeking individuals with excellent facilitation and communication skills, both oral and written, along with proficient stakeholder management abilities to cultivate lasting relationships with diverse stakeholders.

You will also have:

  • Relevant education or an equivalent mix of education and relevant experience
  • Experience in a service environment with theoretical and practical knowledge of careers and employability program
  • Experience in training and workshop facilitation
  • Proven record of service-excellence with ability to ensure a client centred, coordinated and responsive approach to service

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

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your new team – Careers and Employability
The Careers and Employability team and service support students to build, transfer and translate university learning, skills and other experiences into employability learning and work-related and opportunities. We help students to reflect on, research and explore their career direction, make the most of experiences and navigate transition by providing expert advice, employability skills development, industry and employer engagement, interactive tools, online resources and collaborative delivery with University colleagues into and alongside the curriculum.

What we offer you!
In addition to making a meaningful impact to our students’ lives, 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
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We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at .

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your relevant experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

Position Description
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