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Associate Dean, Student Experience (Residential College)

Melbourne VIC, Australia

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Salary:  Band 4 FTE $105,000 plus 11% superannuation and 17.5% leave loading. Additional benefits including, accommodation plus utilities, meals and parking will be provided to the successful candidate.

Benefits: Trinity College offers a warm, collegiate, and flexible work environment for all staff and a range of benefits including:

  • Professional Development Opportunities

  • Flexible Work Arrangements

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Discounted Gym Membership from Melbourne University

  • Discount on Health Insurance with BUPA

  • Salary Packaging

Enquiries: Jared Dyson, Deputy Dean of Residential College Email:

Applications close on 5pm Thursday 23 November, 2023.

Job Description

The Associate Dean, Student Experience at Trinity College is a dynamic role dedicated to supporting the daily lives and activities of our students within the Residential College. Reporting directly to the Deputy Dean of the Residential College, you will lead and guide a team of Resident Advisors in implementing a distributed pastoral model that effectively fosters a sense of belonging and harmonious living in the Trinity community. This role plays a pivotal part in overseeing student events, cultivating a vibrant culture of student leadership, and collaborating with various stakeholders to ensure a positive and secure living environment for our resident students.

The successful candidate is required to reside on campus in Parkville, becoming a highly visible and influential figure within the Trinity community. Your active involvement and leadership are essential in maintaining a harmonious and positive atmosphere, even during after-hours situations.


Skills & Experience:

  • Proven ability to lead, motivate, and manage a team effectively.

  • Strong background in student services and residential life.

  • Exceptional communication and conflict resolution abilities.

  • Proficiency in planning and executing student events with attention to logistics and budgeting.

  • Experience in nurturing student leadership culture and growth.

  • Strong organizational skills, including overseeing operations and financial processes.

  • Ability to handle sensitive situations, resolving wellbeing and conduct issues proactively.

  • Dedication to fostering a positive and inclusive community.

  • Flexibility to work outside regular hours and reside on campus when needed.

  • Understanding of higher education, student development, and the role of residential colleges.

  • Event Attendance: On a rostered basis, attend student events to ensure they are executed safely and provide support to the RA team on duty.

This is a full-time, ongoing position where the successful incumbent will live on the Trinity College campus and will require flexible working arrangements acknowledged through the remuneration of this position.

About Us

Trinity College is a vibrant, diverse community, inspiring and enabling students of exceptional promise from Australia and around the world in its various educational programs, including a Residential College, a Theological School and a Pathways School. Trinity offers a warm collegiate workplace set amongst the leafy environs and historic buildings of Melbourne University’s oldest college, founded in 1872.

Trinity College is committed to providing a culturally and linguistically safe environment for all students from diverse backgrounds.

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