Academic Support Officer

University of Melbourne
March 01, 2024
Offerd Salary:$79,961 - $91,844
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Academic Support Officer

Job no: 0037781 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time Fixed-term Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences Department/School: Biomedical Sciences Salary: UOM 5 – $79,961 - $91,844 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Administer and support coursework programs within the School of Biomedical Sciences, managing subjects and related activities with a focus on excellent planning and informed advice.
  • Opportunity to showcase exceptional planning and database management skills, providing informed advice to faculty, staff, and students, and actively contributing to the smooth operation of teaching and learning committees.
  • 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 Academic Support Officer is part of the Academic Programs Team that has responsibility for the administrative support of the School undergraduate and graduate coursework, and research training programs.

    The position is responsible for the administration and support of a portfolio of subjects and related activities in coordination with the Faculty Teaching and Learning Unit and University Services.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide administrative support to a portfolio of subjects in relation to assessment, special consideration, results and online learning management systems
  • Provide advice to academic staff and students on academic policy and procedure.
  • Liaise closely with the Senior Academic Services Officer, Academic Programs Officer and Subject Coordinators for their portfolio area with a high level of independence.
  • Who We Are Looking For The successful candidate will have a strong customer service background, outstanding communication skills and the ability to organise their workload with competing priorities, to meet deadlines while maintaining high quality and accurate work. Previous experience in tertiary education administrative tasks is beneficial but not essential.Additionally, they are flexible to provide support during peak periods and uphold occupational health and safety responsibilities.

    You will also have:

  • Completion of an undergraduate tertiary qualification or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Excellent written communication skills including the ability to prepare reports, committee papers, agendas and minutes, correspondence and student manuals.
  • Strong verbal communication skills with a proven ability to listen, understand and respond appropriately.
  • Excellent computer skills including a good knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite (in particular Microsoft Excel) as well as the capacity to learn and use in-house administrative database systems.
  • 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 – School of Biomedical Sciences At the School of Biomedical Sciences, we are at the forefront of biomedical research and education. With three departments and 85 research groups, we are dedicated to creating an innovative and inclusive academic environment. Our mission is to lay the foundation for new generations of biomedical researchers, advancing human health locally and globally. We strive to promote collegiality, excellence in research and education, and attract a diverse and talented academic workforce. Join us in leading the revolution in biomedicine, translating research into life-transforming healthcare.

    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: //

    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 https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Brett Verity 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.

    Advertised: 02 Feb 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 01 Mar 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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