University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Associate Director Future Students (Arts & Fine Arts and Music)



Associate Director Future Students (Arts & Fine Arts and Music)

Job no: 0052590 Location: Parkville and Southbank Role type: Job Share (0.6FTE / Fixed Term – 2 years Department/School: Chief Operating Officer Portfolio / Student and Scholarly Services Salary: Senior Manager 1

  • 0.6 FTE Job Share opportunity

  • Make a difference in the lives of students

  • Redefine student recruitment and admissions!

  • The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated.

    About your New Team: Student and Scholarly Services provides student administration and services from recruitment and point of enquiry to graduation. This team also delivers wellbeing and scholarly services to students and staff.

    Our Faculties of Arts and Fine Arts and Music bring together a diverse and dedicated community of scholars.

    As Australia's leading Arts faculty, we're committed to humanities and social sciences research and teaching that can help us tackle global challenges in new ways.

    With an energetic and innovative culture, the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music is the proud home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

    About the Role: In a bustling academic environment spanning Parkville and Southbank campuses, an exciting opportunity awaits. As the Associate Director, Future Students, you'll be at the helm of student recruitment, selection, and admissions within the Arts and Fine Arts & Music faculties.

    Your mission? Craft ingenious recruitment and admission strategies, catered for both local and international prospects. Provide stellar service to potential students, guiding them towards their academic dreams. Oversee the meticulous processing and assessment of graduate coursework applications, ensuring excellence at every step.

    But you won't be navigating this journey alone. Collaborating closely with Faculty Leadership, you'll align strategies with divisional goals, shaping the future of student engagement. Leading a team of recruitment and admissions specialists, you'll inspire excellence and drive towards ambitious targets.

    In this role, flexibility and innovation are key. You'll need to navigate the shared service function with finesse, finding solutions to challenges and ensuring compliance with university policies.

    This isn't just a job—it's an opportunity to shape the future of education, to make a real difference in the lives of students. So, if you're ready to join a vibrant community of learners and leaders, if you're ready to redefine student recruitment and admissions, then seize the moment and apply now. The adventure awaits!

    For a more detailed outline of the scope and responsibilities of this role please refer to the attached Position Description.

    This role requires current valid working rights for Australia.

    About You: Ideally you will possess a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field along with extensive managerial experience in a complex organizational setting.

    You will be able to demonstrate proficiency in strategic leadership, particularly in the development and implementation of student acquisition plans while effectively managing organizational resources. Additionally, you can demonstrate strong relationship-building skills, and are capable of managing diverse stakeholders within a complex environment. Your interpersonal finesse, coupled with exceptional negotiation abilities, should enable you to navigate complex business scenarios with ease.

    Additionally, the ideal candidate should have a proven track record of leading high-performance teams, fostering collaboration, and delivering exceptional service outcomes while adhering to budget constraints. Their commitment to the University's values should be evident through actions that prioritize institutional interests, strive for service excellence, and promote collaborative relationships within the workplace.

    Finally, and although not essential, it would also be desirable if you had some knowledge of a second language, and also brought some experience in the selection and admission of students from key international markets.

    To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits. To find out more, visit https: //

    Be Yourself We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne. For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us!

    If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter outlining your interest and relevant experience along with your resume. (You ARE NOT required to address the Key Selection Criteria found in the Position Description.)

    NOTE: Internal/ Existing employees are strongly encouraged to speak with their current people leaders prior to submitting your application.

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact email at [email protected] and include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not submit your application via this email.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Advertised: 28 Mar 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 14 Apr 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Job details


    Associate Director Future Students (Arts & Fine Arts and Music)


    University of Melbourne




    March 28, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 14, 2024

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

    Similar jobs

    Recent blogs