Become more involved in University of Melbourne’s  LGBTIQA+ community – join the Pride in Action Network as a committee co-chair. Read more about the role and responsibilities below, or head over to the Pride and Action Network to learn more about the work carried out by the committee.

To apply, email with a brief paragraph about your involvement with the LGBTIQA+ community and when you are due to graduate. Pride and Action Network will be interviewing candidates on April 17, so get your applications in as soon as possible. The new co-chair will be able to shadow for two months and before taking on the position officially at the end of June.

The committee co-chair (student) in consultation with the Associate Director Diversity & Inclusion and where required, the Executive Sponsor is responsible for:
  • Allocating time to developing and reviewing documentation for the committee and the university more broadly – at present this task requires approximately 5 dedicated hours a week;
  • Attending and officiating all committee meetings as agreed with co-chair (staff) – one per month for the duration of their term. Please note that these meetings are generally held at Parkville campus;
  • Establishing agendas, along with relevant documents / papers to be circulated to all committee members at least 5 working days prior to committee meetings;
  • Ensuring the Pride in Action network and the committee are operating effectively and meeting agreed objectives, initiatives are delivered on time, within budget and of high quality. This process includes, but is not limited to:
    • Maintaining and building relationships with divisional and student networks (where they exist) to collaborate on institutional wide initiatives;
    • Providing leadership to the Committee and the Network to ensure they implement activities effectively and efficiently;
    • Working closely with the Executive Sponsor and the Associate Director Diversity & Inclusion to co-ordinate and align the network activities with the wider University diversity and inclusion strategies and plans
    • Ensuring the committee members are aware of their obligations and all comply with their responsibilities;
    • Engaging with network members and eliciting their feedback and contribution into committee and university projects and initiatives, facilitate activities to maintain the momentum of the network;
    • Liaising with committee members regarding policy and procedure organisation;
    • Acting as a first point of contact for Pride in Action to develop training material and support in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders

The co-chair from time to time may be called upon to represent the university in lieu of the Executive Sponsor and act as a spokesperson at events, functions or meetings. They are ultimately dually responsible with co-chair (staff) for the work of the committee and its network members and must take an active role as a visible ally to the LGBTIQA+ community on campus and within the broader community.