Manager, Scholarly Communications

Job no: 0025045

Work type: Continuing

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: University Services

Department/School: Department of Academic Services and Registrar

Salary: $103,409 - $111,927 (UOM 8)

Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super

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

This position manages the Open Scholarship advocacy and outreach program and services leading long-term institutional-wide cultural change for the academic and graduate researcher community.

Operating in a complex, fast-paced and challenging policy and compliance environment, you will seek opportunities to influence developments to ensure open access funder requirements are met and open access publishing opportunities are realised. This role will develop and iterate user-focused services, audit frameworks and reporting, working with a range of stakeholders and academic divisions to achieve the requisite level of long-term engagement in open scholarship opportunities.

You will also ensure engagement with research output is maximized and the Open Access Institutional Repository ecosystem aligns with impact strategies. Furthermore, as an integrated element of research activity, you will ensure that training to support open research is developed.  Working closely with the Associate Director, Research Information Management and providing input into to overarching Open Scholarship program of activities also forms part of this role.

About you

You will possess 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.

You will also have:

  • Expert knowledge of open access principles and trends in scholarly communication and publishing.
  • Proven ability to engage in consultation, influence and develop and maintain relationships, understand a diverse range of views, engage stakeholders in constructive discussion and manage expectations.
  • Proven ability to practice exceptional interpersonal skills in a diverse stakeholder group enabling constructive discussion and managing expectations.
  • To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.


  • 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

To find out more.


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.

*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies.

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Job region
University of Melbourne
Full time
$103,409 - $111,927 + 17 % super
Closing date
Sunday 21 July 2019