Accelerator Manager - Melbourne Accelerator Program

University of Melbourne
January 30, 2023
Offerd Salary:$110,709– $119,829
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 24 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Accelerator Manager - Melbourne Accelerator Program

Job no: 0044390 Location: Parkville Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 24 months Department: Research, Innovation and Commercialisation Salary: UOM 8 – $110,709– $119,829 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Exciting opportunity for those passionate about entrepreneurship to support the development of the innovation ecosystem
  • Influence strategic initiatives and operations that enhance our startup teams and delivers real community impact
  • UOM 8 $110,709 - $119,829. 17% super, benefits and a flexible hybrid work environment!
  • The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

    About - the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre (MEC) We are passionate about enriching the culture of entrepreneurship within the University and creating the entrepreneurial leaders of the future. Our aim is to offer students, alumni, academics, industry and the general public opportunities to engage with and move innovation forward to create real world impact.

    The Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP)

    MAP is one of the flagship entrepreneurship programs at the University of Melbourne, and is part of a rapidly developing entrepreneurial ecosystem around the University which has achieved national and international recognition. The entrepreneurial experiences which are made available to students and alumni of the University through MAP have been recognised as an integral part of the Melbourne experience.

    About the Role

    This is an exciting opportunity for those passionate about entrepreneurship to support the development of startup teams and provide them the resources needed to achieve their goals. You will have the opportunity to influence strategic initiatives and operations in a role that enhances startup teams' experiences and delivers real community impact.

    Reporting to the MEC Director of Programs, The Accelerator Manager, MAP is responsible for leading all aspects of MAP's startup Accelerator Program. The role ensures that the progress of participants is accelerated by connecting them with the experiences, resources and benefits associated with this world- class entrepreneurship program and increases their opportunity to achieve lasting success.

    The role builds and maintains strong long-term relationships with startup ecosystem leaders, mentors, potential investors, channel partners, and university stakeholders. The role is also responsible for designing and implementing the selection process; successfully delivering the accelerator program; and running an effective mentoring program and is vital in developing long-term strategy to ensure the program maintains its status as Australia's leading university accelerator.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the successful delivery of the Accelerator Program
  • Designing and implementing the MAP startup recruitment and selection process
  • Developing and managing the MAP Mentoring Program
  • Development of strategic relationships to support success of the program
  • About You

    You are a natural people-person with exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and nurture relationships with a broad range of stakeholders. You are highly organised with highly-developed planning skills and a creative approach to problem-solving that enables you to manage competing priorities to meet deadlines. You are an excellent communicator and can produce high-quality written content including reports and documentation as well as deliver engaging public presentations.

    You will also have:

  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications with extensive relevant experience and management expertise or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Awareness of the entrepreneurship environment in Melbourne, and a demonstrated understanding of the key elements of the process of forming a new business (preferably obtained through direct experience).
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and operationalise strategy.
  • Experience in managing projects, preparing and monitoring budgets, and reporting against budget.
  • For full details of responsibilities and selection criteria please refer to the attached Position Decsription.

    Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

    About the University The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

    Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
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    Be Yourself We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

    ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    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 [email protected]

    Advertised: 17 Jan 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 30 Jan 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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