Associate Director, Research Information Management

at University of Melbourne

About University Services

University Services comprises of 1,600 professional staff focused on providing client-centric and innovative services to the University. The group is providing transformational change, defining and influencing future service enhancements, and acts as a shared services function within the University of Melbourne.

About the role

The Associate Director, Research Information Management is a senior leadership role within the Research and Collections Group of the Scholarly Services Portfolio. This role provides high-quality expertise-based advice and leads the operational delivery and ongoing development of expert services to the University community including digital preservation, research data curation and data stewardship, digitisation, research data management planning, digital scholarship and scholarly communications (open access/science) programs and services.

About you

The appointee will have relevant post-graduate qualifications in a relevant discipline and management and supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant training and/or experience within the tertiary education sector or similar environment. Substantial prior experience at a senior level within a large academic, research or cultural institution would be considered favourably.

You will also have:

  • Demonstrated capacity to lead the development and delivery and integration of Scholarly Services research services to meet current and emerging needs of researcher and maximizing the research support ecosystem across the University to enable research outcomes.
  • Extensive experience in program development, implementation, management and evaluation in at least one of the areas within the program portfolio.
  • High level conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills, sound autonomous judgment and a high level of initiative, including experience in the development and implementation of new ideas and innovative programs.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment.


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

  • 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 is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

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