Project Officer, Food Programs

University of Melbourne
November 30, 2022
Offerd Salary:$89,182 – $96,536
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Contract Type:Fixed term for 3 yea
Working Time:Full time
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Project Officer, Food Programs

Job no: 0057699 Location: Parkville Role type: Full time; Fixed term for 3 years Department: Student and Scholarly Services Salary: UOM 6 – $89,182 – $96,536 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part-time)

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 Student and Scholarly Services Student and Scholarly Services provides student administration and services from recruitment and point of enquiry to graduation. This team also delivers wellbeing and scholarly services to students and staff.

About the Role As the Project Officer, Food Security, you will be responsible for supporting the orderly, institution-wide, coordinated provision of university food security programs and initiatives that enhance the health and wellbeing of the University's student community.

You will provide administrative and operational support to current and emerging food security services and activities, while also helping support relationships with key partners and stakeholders both within the University and among related associations, bodies, and agencies.

You will support a minimum of three food security initiatives including the University's SecondBite Frozen Meals program, Student Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program, and an emerging Ready to Eat Now meals program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide day-to-day administrative and operational support across a minimum of three University food security programs
  • Contribute to and support the recruitment, training, rostering and service delivery of program volunteers, casual staff, and Student Peer Leaders
  • Prepare and respond to correspondence, and assist in activities that support the effective promotion, communication and education of stakeholders and students around the programs
  • Work collaboratively with new and existing stakeholders and partners, to anticipate, monitor and address emerging student needs and to develop insights that support program success
  • About You You will have excellent communication skills, with an ability to communicate with diverse students, stakeholders and client groups. You will also bring experience in influencing and engaging stakeholders in cross-functional activities to support student success.

    You are results-focused with the ability to apply adaptive reasoning, sound judgment and critical thinking, to ensure issues are escalated as appropriate and trends and are identified, allowing for exceptional service delivery.

    You will also work effectively across and within teams and apply collaborative methodologies.

    You will also have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a student services context, with a strong understanding of the academic and wellbeing challenges facing students
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, delivering, and evaluating services and programs for students within a tertiary setting, particularly related to student development, engagement and wellbeing outcomes
  • 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.

    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 apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    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


    Advertised: 16 Nov 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 30 Nov 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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