About GSA

The University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the independent representative organisation for all graduate coursework and research students at the University of Melbourne. GSA is led by an elected Council of 15 graduate students, and on behalf of over 30,000 constituents represents graduate student interests to the University and wider community, provides facilities and services, delivers events and activities to promote graduate student community and academic excellence, and supports over 149 affiliated graduate student groups.

As the largest dedicated postgraduate association in Australia, GSA’s vision is for cohesive communities that actively empower graduate students to achieve meaningful holistic outcomes and experiences. Our mission is to enable and build these communities through proactive, responsible representation and advocacy; purposeful, impactful services and support; and strong partnerships with the University of Melbourne and relevant stakeholders and agencies.

Seeking Returning Officer – to conduct General Election 2022 for the Association

UMGSA is seeking to engage a firm/consultant to efficiently conduct the General Elections of the Graduate Student Association Council Membership. UMGSA is an independent association that provides all 30,000+ enrolled graduate students at the University of Melbourne (UoM) with representation, events, training and support. Details about GSA and services we offer can be found on our website – www.gsa.org.au.

We’re the heart of graduate student life.

Being a Board Member, Representative Council Member, or a Faculty member at UMGSA provides a great opportunity for UoM graduates. These roles provide exciting opportunities to lead graduate student peers and make a positive impact on university life.

GSA is seeking a highly experienced returning officer who can support GSA to elect up to 40 graduate student leadership positions in May 2022 at the Annual General Meeting. Please read more about the roles and vacancies, constitution and the electoral rules on our website.


You should be familiar with the high security online voting system or provide an alternate online voting system that covers similar functions.

Please provide a detailed proposal including your experience conducting student association elections, your credentials, proposed cost for your work and names of two referees. Kindly note the election campaigns will commence in April 2022 with aim to complete the election process in May 2022.

A detailed report of the election results will be required

Please contact Rachna Muddagouni, CEO on 0434687067 for more information

Applications to be sent to jobs@gsa.unimelb.edu.au  by the 2nd March 2022


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GSA is committed to diversity and inclusion across our organisation, and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender or sexual orientation, religious affiliation or ability.