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Wanted: Project Coordinator

Graduate Researcher Peer Networking Program

The University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association (GSA) is seeking a current University of Melbourne graduate researcher to coordinate a GSA-led SSAF-funded project to help graduate researchers succeed in their candidature while making new friendships and connections across disciplines.

The project is establishing a new model of peer mentoring and support at the University of Melbourne, which will enable experienced graduate researchers to facilitate discussions and share information and support that will strengthen the ability of graduate researchers to successfully navigate the challenging relationships, processes and dynamics which are core to the completion of their research degree.

The successful applicant will have a highly engaged and constructive style, and match a drive for creating positive change with a strong personal work ethic and an ability to manage the details.

They will be flexible and able to take initiative, be keen to develop the project with GSA in response to the needs of graduate researchers, and will enjoy communicating with other graduate researchers and staff across the University.

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Key responsibilities:

  • Work with GSA staff to plan, promote and evaluate the project
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate events for up to 100 research students
  • Coordinate volunteer graduate researcher facilitators for each event
  • Liaise with faculties, graduate schools and University institutes to host events and promote the project

Desired experience:

  • Experience in leadership and/or coordination roles
  • Experience in facilitating positive outcomes through other people


Contact jobs@gsa.unimelb.edu.au for more information or to submit your cover letter and CV.

Hours: 12-month casual position with flexible hours averaging 1 day per week

Salary: $41.24 per hour plus 11% superannuation

Applications close on Monday 3 July 2017. Interviews will be scheduled on Wednesday 12 July, with the successful applicant starting within the following week.

WANTED: Lead storyteller (Storytelling Night series)

Do you have a passion for telling stories? This project involves developing and delivering a unique pilot series of "Storytelling Night" programs to promote shared community, seek individual viewpoints, and help students build useful skills in communication, work and leadership.

Hours: 6-month casual position from July to December 2017. Flexible hours averaging 3 hours per week.

Applications close 5pm on Monday 17 July 2017.

Interviews will be scheduled on Friday 21 July, with the successful applicant starting within the following week.

Position Description: Lead storyteller Apply now


WANTED: Volunteer storyteller (Storytelling Night series)

Do you want to help graduate students share their stories and promote them? You will be volunteering to assist with the "Storytelling Night" programs to build a community of graduate students through the power of shared stories and experiences.

The time commitment will be flexible and a minimum of 10 hours between July and December this year.

This round of applications closes 5pm on Monday 17 July 2017. If required, interviews will be scheduled on Friday 21 July.


Position Description: Volunteer storyteller Apply now

About the Employer

The University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association (GSA) is an independent, student-led, not-for-profit organisation which provides a variety of services to the University's 30,000 currently enrolled postgraduate students. GSA provides education-related programs and services which position our cohort for success during and after the completion of their advanced studies. Importantly, graduate students at Melbourne are very diverse and include 7,500 international students, a significant number of mature age students and are spread across the 10 University of Melbourne Faculties.

A University of Melbourne postgraduate research or coursework qualification is an incredible asset and GSA is committed to supporting these students as they encounter challenges unique to postgraduate university study at Australia's #1 ranked university.

GSA is an amazing place to work and our team is committed to continuing to improve everything we do. Led by a Council of inspired graduate student leaders and supported by a talented management team, we believe that joining the GSA team is an amazing opportunity.