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Organisation : Johnson Recruitment

Location : Melbourne (Parkville)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Johnson Recruitment

About the role

  • Highly regarded student association
  • Attractive Salary plus 17% superannuation & benefits
  • Flexible working environment and working hours available from 1.0 to 0.6
The Organisation
The University of Melbourne is one of the most prestigious academic institutions in Australia. The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the independent representative organisation for all graduate coursework and research students at the University of Melbourne. On behalf of over 30,000 constituents, they represent graduate student interests to the University and wider community, undertake policy and advocacy work, student engagement events, activities, and provide information to the graduate student community, as well as supporting 160 affiliated graduate student groups.
The Position
In this newly created position, reporting to the Program Director, The Senior Policy Coordinator provides policy development, engagement and advocacy for GSA’s representation and campaigning activities. Under the direction of the Programs Director, this role will provide strategic guidance to GSA’s graduate student representatives.
Key Responsibilities
  • Prepare and collect data for external submissions to represent the interests of graduate students.
  • Prepare briefs and other policy documents to support and further GSA’s advocacy agenda.
  • Support Programs Director to develop and implement strategies for executing GSA policy as set by GSA Board.
  • Undertake regular consultation with graduate students to influence policy strategy and submissions.
  • Participate in relevant University and external committees, working groups and other bodies to support and progress GSA’s advocacy agenda.
  • In consultation with Programs Director, develop strategy to build GSA’s community advocacy platform.
  • Support GSA graduate student representatives to plan and deliver campaigns.
  • Prepare letters, media pieces, submissions, lobbying documents and other relevant documents for GSA campaigns and their spokespeople.
  • Supervise Graduate Policy & Advocacy Officer.
  • Contribute to team discussions and projects.
  • Contribute to organisation-wide projects as required.
  • Undertake other tasks as directed.
The Person
To be successful in this role you will have:
  • Experience in developing policy and strategies for policy implementation including a strong understanding of how to prepare effective and persuasive policy documents
  • Experience undertaking campaign and stakeholder consultation work.
  • Ability to project manage and analyse data.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to readily synthesise available research and information in order to provide accurate advice and guidance.
  • A tertiary qualification in social policy, public policy or a related field.
The Offer
A full-time role with an attractive base salary, plus 17% superannuation, is on offer. Long Service Leave accrues from the first day. 15 days of sick leave and 28 days annual leave per annum are available.

If you have exceptional skills and are looking for a new and exciting challenge, please make an application by clicking the ‘Apply’ tab below to submit your resume in Word format. To confidentially discuss this role further, please feel free to call Nick Body (0477 013 709) from Johnson Recruitment.

How to apply


Please quote in application: Senior Policy Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Administration_and_Office_Support
Sector: #Youth_and_Young_People


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