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Senior Policy Coordinator

University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association
  • Full-Time 1.0 FTE
  • Fixed term contract until December 2022
  • Based on the University of Melbourne's beautiful Parkville campus, close to public transport, parks and amenities
  • Flexible and inclusive workplace committed to progressive values and life balance

About GSA

The University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the independent representative organisation for all graduate coursework and research students at the University of Melbourne. GSA is led by an elected Board of 8 graduate students, and on behalf of over 30,000 constituents represents graduate student interests to the University and wider community, provides facilities and services, delivers events and activities to promote graduate student community and academic excellence, and supports 155 affiliated graduate student groups.

As the largest dedicated postgraduate association in Australia, GSA’s vision is for cohesive communities that actively empower graduate students to achieve meaningful holistic outcomes and experiences. Our mission is to enable and build these communities through proactive, responsible representation and advocacy; purposeful, impactful services and support; and strong partnerships with the University of Melbourne and relevant stakeholders and agencies.


The Senior Policy Coordinator provides policy development, engagement and advocacy for GSA’s representation and campaigning activities. Under the direction of the Manager – Policy and Advocacy this role will provide strategic guidance to GSA’s graduate student representatives.

THE ROLE IS A Full -time (1.0 FTE) Contract ending December 2022.


  • 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.
  • High level of proficiency in the use of standard application software such as the Microsoft Office suite.


  • A competitive salary and benefits, including generous leave entitlements
  • Opportunities for career progression, and comprehensive professional development
  • The chance to work in a supportive environment

For enquiries about the role, please contact Natasha Abrahams on 03 9035 8623 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm only)

A position description is attached.

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