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Job no: 0062531

Location: Dookie (Goulburn Valley)

Role type: Full-time; Continuing

Faculty: Faculty of Science

Department/School: School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem Sciences

Salary: UOM 6 – $92,749 – $100,397 p.a. plus 17% super
• Manage financial transactions and activities for the Victoria Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub, ensuring compliance with grant agreements and University policies.
• Collaborate with a diverse consortium of universities and agricultural partners on innovative drought resilience solutions in regional Victoria.
• Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About The Role

The Hub Financial Administrator supports the Victoria Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub, a University of Melbourne-led consortium addressing drought resilience in regional Victoria. Reporting to the Hub Director, this role manages financial transactions... coordinates with partners, and ensures compliance with grant agreements and university policies. It requires excellent financial management, reporting skills, and the ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment.

Your responsibilities will include:
• Assist in the financial management of the Hub in partnership with the Hub Director and University shared services. Setting and monitoring plans and budgets and providing regular reports to the Hub Director, Hub Partners, and the Commonwealth as required.
• Prepare working papers relative to financial matters, recommendations and procedures related to the financial and operational management of the Hub.
• Maintain a sound knowledge of current University policy and procedures, and reliably follow these or provide compliant advice to others.
• Oversee Hub grants and contracts and contribute to financial and non-financial reporting.

Who We Are Looking For

You will have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills to foster effective relationships between institutions involved in the Hub. Additionally, you will work autonomously with sound judgement and possess strong financial, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

You will also have:
• A relevant degree or equivalent qualification, and /or extensive experience and specialist expertise or broad knowledge in technical or administrative fields; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
• Demonstrated experience in effective financial management and reporting, and timely delivery with a key emphasis on administration and reporting in complex projects.
• Demonstrated leadership and effective financial resource management including experience in relation to operational management of similar projects.
• High level financial, analytical and problem-solving skills.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – “The School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem Sciences“

The School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem Sciences (SAFES) brings together diverse discipline strengths to lead the development of new interdisciplinary thinking and high-impact solutions for global challenges relating to climate change, food security, biodiversity conversation, sustainable forest management, invasive species, and environmentally and economically sustainable agricultural practices. With deep expertise across a variety of disciplines, the School offers a range of subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students, including six Master coursework programs: Master of Agricultural Sciences, Master of Ecosystem Management and Conservation, Master of Food and Packaging Innovation, Master of Food Science, Master of Urban Horticulture and Master of Environment.

The School is situated across four University campuses, with dedicated agriculture, forest and fire, and urban horticulture facilities that enable a unique hands-on learning experience. The School is actively engaged in partnerships with industry, government, alumni, and the community to share knowledge and co-develop solutions to real-world problems. Join a vibrant community committed to benefiting people and nature through education and research.

Dookie campus is an agricultural facility set on the tranquil rolling hills between Shepparton and Benalla in Victoria. Relocation support can be negotiated for successful candidates.

Please note: This position requires the appointee to work in regional Victoria, where there is no public transport connection available. A valid driving license for Victoria is required for this role.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

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.

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

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://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:
• Resume
• Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
• The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Oliver Bukasa via email at hr-careers@unimelb.edu.au, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

We are also recruiting for two other roles: Drought Hub Adoption Coordinator and Drought Hub Director. Please refer to our other vacancies for detailed information on these roles.

Please note that in the event of sourcing a suitable candidate, the closing date for applications may be brought forward, and the job vacancy may be closed. Therefore, we encourage interested individuals to submit their applications promptly
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