Chief of Staff – Advancement Communications & Marketing (ACM)

University of Melbourne
February 22, 2024
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Chief of Staff – Advancement Communications & Marketing (ACM)

Job no: 0061359

Location: Parkville Role type: Full time / Continuing Department/School: Chancellery / ACM Salary: Senior Manager 1 (circa $220K pkg negotiable)

  • Facilitate seamless portfolio transition and evolution.
  • Coordinate internal planning, communications, and risk assessment for optimal operation.
  • Support Vice President-ACM, foster collaboration, and lead strategic business planning.
  • The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated.

    About Us

    The University of Melbourne's Advancement, Communications, and Marketing (ACM) aligns its work with the university's mission of societal benefit through education and research.

    The Communications and Marketing team, comprising over 200 members, focuses on enhancing the university's reputation, promoting research impact, and attracting new students.

    Advancement, a team of 130, raises philanthropic gifts, supports students and research, and nurtures relationships with donors and the global alumni community, fostering collaboration across the university.

    The work of both functions requires profound collaboration across the academic and professional communities of the University. Our work and our colleagues are stimulating, supportive and creative. People are at the heart of everything we do, and we all have a role to play in cultivating a positive and vibrant campus culture.

    About the Role

    The Chief of Staff is vital for the seamless evolution of the combined Advancement and Communications & Marketing (ACM) portfolio in the university. Serving as a liaison between Advancement and Communications & Marketing, the role requires strong collaboration.

    Working closely with ACM leadership, the Chief of Staff supports the VP-ACM, ensuring smooth portfolio operation, including overseeing governance and internal coordination.

    Collaboration is key, as the Chief of Staff engages with the VP-ACM and Executive Directors to align ACM efforts with university goals.

    As a central point of contact, the Chief of Staff facilitates cooperation with university leaders for effective resolution of key matters. Operating with independence, the role leverages networks for successful outcomes, contributing significantly to ACM portfolio and university objectives.

    For a more detailed outline of the scope and responsibilities for this role please refer to the attached Position Description.

    This role requires current valid working rights for Australia.

    About You

    We're searching for a candidate passionate about meaningful work in higher education.

    Essential qualifications include strong organizational and communication skills, a proven track record in providing expert advice and management support, and demonstrated leadership in complex environments, emphasizing strategic planning and stakeholder engagement.

    The ideal candidate will drive change, build cohesive teams, and possess a commitment to exceptional customer service.

    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.

    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.

    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. To find out more, visit https: //

    Be Yourself 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.

    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 submit your application including a brief cover letter outlining your interest and relevant experience along with your resume. (You ARE NOT required to address the Key Selection Criteria found in the Position Description.)

    NOTE: Internal/ Existing employees are strongly encouraged to speak with their current people leaders prior to submitting your application.

    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: 25 Jan 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 22 Feb 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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