Munarra Project Officer, Community Partnerships

at University of Melbourne

  • Join Australia's number 1 University †

  • Career opportunities, professional development, work-life balance.


About Chancellery

The Chancellery is led by the Vice-Chancellor and has a University-wide focus on:

  • delivering strategic leadership
  • allocating capital according to strategic priorities
  • developing and overseeing a business framework that includes appropriate financial and other organisational planning and controls
  • ensuring identity or brand is consistent with strategic intent and purpose, and
  • overseeing policies and initiatives that develop the academic and professional expertise of University staff members.

About the role

Reporting to the Director, Civic and Community Engagement, the Munarra Project Officer will provide high level support in the development and management of the Munarra Centre project, a major partnership with the Kaiela Institute and Rumbalara Football and Netball Club in Shepparton.

The Munarra Centre project is a significant partnership project in the Goulburn Valley region and a platform for collaboration and exchange with a focus on advancing Indigenous knowledge, culture and leadership. It is a signature project (3.4 Goulburn Valley Partnership) as part of the University's elevate Reconciliation Action Plan 2018-2022 contributing to the revitilisation of Indigenous cultures and their recognition across the region; developing genuine pathways to, and diverse opportunities in, education and employment in the region, supporting and learning from the artistic, cultural and employment capability of individuals and building knowledge about Indigenous cultures in local industry and business.

About you

  • A tertiary degree with relevant program and project management experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated planning, research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write clear reports.
  • Skill in the management of sensitive stakeholder and community relationships across a large, complex organisation, often with competing strategic requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective working relationships with staff across the University.
  • Demonstrated capacity to exercise sound judgment and a high degree of initiative.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of Indigenous societies, cultures and issues affecting Indigenous Australians and a demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Indigenous Australian students, staff, community Elders and Indigenous community organisations.


  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions, and flexible work arrangements
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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† The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Please submit a cover letter, CV and document addressing the key selection criteria listed in the position description.

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