Graduate Research Development Advisor (Professional Skills)

Macquarie University
May 23, 2024
Offerd Salary:$104,726 - $113,545
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Working Time:Part time
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• Salary Package: From $104,726 - $113,545 per annum pro rata (HEW 7), plus 17% employer's superannuation. • Appointment Type: Part-time (0.6 FTE), Continuing role • Location: Macquarie University, Wallumattagal Campus, Dharug land, North Ryde


Macquarie University is recruiting for the role of Graduate Research Development Advisor (Professional Skills) to join its Graduate Research Academy (GRA).

About the role

The Graduate Research Development Advisor (Professional Skills), working under the direction of and reporting to the Graduate Research Development Manager, will contribute to the design and delivery of innovative training programs and resources that facilitate the professional skills development of Graduate Research (GR) students.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Design, develop and deliver or coordinate professional skills development activities including, but not limited to, training workshops and seminars, in face-to-face, online, and blended modes, that are driven by current knowledge of research and best practice and are in alignment with the Graduate Researcher Development Framework.

  • Work in consultation with the Graduate Research Strategic Programs Manager, Strategic Programs Coordinator (Industry), Liaison Coordinators (Graduate Research) and Associate Deans (Research Training and Performance) to understand the unique training and development needs of dedicated cohorts and to coordinate targeted development opportunities.

  • In collaboration with academic staff, identify appropriate educational strategies for embedding advanced professional skills for graduate research students and develop aligned resources to support these strategies.

  • Connect graduate research students with professional development opportunities and career services across the University, such as the Macquarie Incubator and the Career and Employment Service, working with the providers of these services to tailor offerings for GR students.

  • Conduct consultations for graduate research students face-to-face, online, or by phone, and with key partners, academics and stakeholders.

  • Triage complex and ‘at risk' graduate research students to support services, as appropriate.

  • Comply with relevant EEO and WHS regulations.

  • Perform any other duties as required and appropriate for this classification.

  • About Us

    Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Celebrating its 60th year in 2024, it was established as a bold experiment in higher education and designed to break from educational traditions to work in tandem with industry. Institutionally we strive for the extraordinary by challenging convention and embracing different views. Our pioneering culture has encouraged and inspired students, staff and collaborators to break free from conventional thinking, and to actively shape the complex issues that define the future of humanity.

    We rank amongst the top employers in the Australian Workplace Employers Index, having recently earned a five-star rating in the QS World Rankings with the highest rating for employability. Take a look at the staff benefits on offer.

    The Graduate Research Academy (GRA) is a central office providing leadership, support, and administration for Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates, supervisors, departments and faculties, and will develop and coordinate structured graduate research training programs to support progressive academic and professional skills development in line with models from leading universities around the world. Staff within the GRA will work in partnership with faculties to support our graduate researchers through their candidature. The vision is to deliver an exceptional research training experience building from the basic training delivered through our unique Master of Research program to more advanced research training as part of the Doctor of Philosophy.

    A key objective of the GRA is to develop distinctive, connected and career- focused graduate research programs, which meet individual researcher needs and support employability. We will be enhancing opportunities for internships and innovative industry linked graduate research programs and growing our international partnerships with leading universities worldwide to support joint PhDs and international experiences for graduate researchers.

    To Apply To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter that outlines how you meet the selection criteria below:

    Selection Criteria

  • Postgraduate qualification (PhD desirable) and/or relevant experience

  • An understanding of research training in the Australian Higher Education sector especially the professional skill development needs of candidates

  • Proven experience designing and delivering skill development workshops, presentations, seminars, and other training activities

  • Proven experience in using diverse and emerging educational technologies and strategies in face-to-face, online, and blended learning environments

  • Experience managing complex projects with multiple stakeholder groups, including those in university careers and employment services and/or Work Integrated Learning units

  • High level of interpersonal skills, including exceptional written and verbal communication, and ability to build and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders

  • Proven experience in developing and implementing evaluation processes to support effective outcomes

  • Excellent computing and presentation skills, including a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Suite of programs

  • Specific Inquiries: Juliet Lum – Development Manager, Graduate Research, [email protected]

    General Inquiries: Bill Egarchos, HR Officer, [email protected] Applications Close: Thursday, 23 May 2024, 11:59pm

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    23/05/2024 11:59 PM

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

    We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

    Flexible Work

    At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.

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