Location: Hospital Based

Role type: Full-time;  Fixed-term for 12 monthsParental Leave position

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: Centre for Cancer Research

Salary: UOM 7 – $98,402 – $106,519 p.a. plus 17% super

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 University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research

The UMCCR will be responsible for supporting a program of cancer research and education activities across the University of Melbourne in addition to managing University of Melbourne cancer research located in the VCCC facility. The UMCCR will bring together leading researchers, strengthening research capacity and enabling the interdisciplinary collaboration required to understand the complex and intersecting factors that underpin cancer research.

About the Role

The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR) seeks to improve cancer patient outcome through Cancer Genome Discovery, Translational and Personalised Medicine.

The UMCCR’s Strategic Partnership Specialist supports the Centre’s Director and Business Manager in commercial and philanthropic partnership management and reporting, consumer engagement program, internal and external communications and media, research seminar and marketing events, and provides support and coordination for various research and partnership projects. The UMCCR Communications Officer reports to this position.

This role suits a highly motivated person with exceptional skills in relationship management, communication, strategy development and implementation, philanthropic stakeholder management and reporting, events management, online communications and media. 

Responsibilities include:

  •  Oversee strategic communications and reporting for the UMCCR’s key cancer partnerships, including philanthropic, industry, government and research partners.
  • Develop and manage the UMCCR’s cancer research consumer engagement program, to develop meaningful partnerships which inform and advancing our cancer research. 
  • Develop and manage the UMCCR communications and marketing strategy, liaising with internal and external media outlets, writing media releases and promoting the UMCCR on social media.

About You

You will possess highly developed interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to liaise and work effectively with a range of people across all levels of the organisation. You will bring your high level organisational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritise workloads, work well under pressure, and organise own work and others to meet deadlines. Your excellent stakeholder engagement skills, including managing competing demands and stakeholder groups will be a valuable asset to this role.

You will also have:

  • A degree with substantial relevant experience; or extensive experience and management expertise; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, develop and implement effective workplace practices and processes and convey complex information to colleagues
  • High level problem solving skills with the ability to exercise judgement and initiative, while maintaining commitment to achieving 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.

This position is based in a hospital, as such staff are required to Fully Vaccinated (boosted – 3 COVID vaccinations) or hold a valid exemption.

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

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

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 http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

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].

Applications close: 3rd January 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: 0057726_Strategic Partnerships Specialist_PD.pdf


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