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Associate Director (Operations) – Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity Program

University of Melbourne

Job no: 0045541 

Location: Parkville 

Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 3 years 

Department/School: Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity 

Salary: SM Indicative package circa $188,940 neg.

  • Highly successful and broadly recognised Fellowship Program 

  • Leadership through demonstration of respect and collaboration! 

  • Support cultural diversity and social equity 

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 Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (AFSE) is a life-changing fellowship for Indigenous social equity in Australia, Aotearoa and the Pacific region. Based at the University of Melbourne, the AFSE program represents a 20-year investment into Indigenous-led social change through a powerful network of Fellows. 

The AFSE is a program run and delivered out of our Research and Enterprise, led by our Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research – Professor James McCluskey. 

About the Role: Reporting to the Executive Director, you will have broad-based responsibility for the operations of the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity.   

You will be the primary liaison for HR, finance, legal services and other University services as required. 

As a member of the leadership team, you will play a key role in both strategic and operational decision-making. Ideally you will possess a demonstrable record of:  

  • excellent leadership and interpersonal skills 

  • proven understanding of and experience in the social change sector 

  • keen strategic mind and stakeholder management skills, including Indigenous stakeholders 

  • Team management, mentorship and leadership of a small team with a broad remit 

The Associate Director (Operations) has line management responsibility for professional staff, including the operations and communications teams.  

As one of several senior leaders within this team you will thrive upon collaborating with both colleagues and team members, and truly enjoy creating a positive team culture based upon community; collaboration and respect. 

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

About You: We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate their proven track record in senior administrative role(s), preferably in an organisation that deals in addressing Indigenous affairs, social justice, human rights, community development, education, or a related field. 

You will additionally have a proven ability working with internal and external stakeholders at the highest levels including the management of global relationships with significant financial and reputational impact on the Program and the University of Melbourne. 

To enable your success in this key position you will additionally be able to demonstrate your: 

  • completion of postgraduate qualifications and relevant experience or a relevant qualification and extensive relevant professional experience 

  • ability to manage complex projects & sizeable budgets, balancing short & long-term priorities 

  • capacity to identify problems and solutions in operationalising a novel project / initiative, & ability to achieve quality outcomes 

  • capacity to motivate & lead a team and the ability to work with people from a range of cultural backgrounds 

  • Ability to work proactively with numerous stakeholders across disciplines & sectors to deliver on strategic projects 

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

A Working with Children Check is a requirement for appointment to this role. 

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

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: To find out more, visit . 

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! 

PLEASE NOTE: We have engaged SHK Asia Pacific Pty Ltd as our sourcing and selection partner on this role.   

For more information, please contact Kylie Kilmartin at SHK on +61 3 8620 8012 and to apply, please submit a cover letter and your resume (in Microsoft Word format) to [email protected] . Direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to SHK. 

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 [email protected] . 


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