Senior Grants Officer (Major Initiatives)

at University of Melbourne

About Chief Operating Operator Portfolio

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) Portfolio is responsible for the University's budget and financial performance, and the management of its property and capital. It also delivers efficient and effective shared services in support of all aspects of the University's business.

About the role

As Senior Grants Officer, you will take a proactive approach to innovate and develop diverse research income streams to help drive income growth. This may include support for international grants, domestic grants and high value or strategic initiatives.

The role leads the provision of high-quality research support services, including educational and development activities such as seminars and workshops, co-ordination of grant schemes, income/application pipeline monitoring and tracking, strategic and eligibility reviews on grant applications.

About you

  • Passionate about supporting research and continuous improvement

  • Have relevant work-related experience, a tertiary degree or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training

  • Strong customer-centric focus, ensuring you build and maintain strong working relationships

  • Expert planning and organisational skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including a proven ability to translate complex ideas into plain language

  • 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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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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