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Director of Academics & Employability (Mannix College)

Melbourne VIC, Australia

Job Type

Full-Time, Residential


The Director of Academics & Careers will work collaboratively with the Principal and Dean of Students & Wellbeing in providing a comprehensive range of supports and opportunities that inspire Mannix students to reach their potential.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Principal, the Director of Academics & Careers will:

  • Add value to the college's unique culture, values and community spirit by having a prominent and positive presence in College life.

  • Manage the tutorial program and academic support program, facilitate academic and professional development opportunities for students.

  • Manage the careers program, including mentoring programs, employability enhancement initiatives and volunteering opportunities.

  • Deliver academic and careers advice for students.

  • Coordinate the utilisation and tidiness of the Academic Centre and learning spaces.

  • Support self-efficacy and positive development among students by designing, implementing and evaluating events, training and programs on topics including but not limited to mentoring, study skills, employability, leadership development, volunteering, and scholarship applications.

  • Contribute to day-to-day and after-hours supports provided to residents. This includes being routinely rostered on for emergency management duties.

  • Contribute to the effective marketing of the College by participating in occasional tours, Open Days and other outreach initiatives.

  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records for all residents through their time in the College, and provide reports on student academic performance.

  • Develop, implement and review initiatives using relevant data to measure and report on the effectiveness of strategies and programs. Submit reports to the Principal.

  • Comply with all policies and procedures, in particular ensuring those relating to WH&S strategies and human resources policies.

  • Other duties as determined by the Principal.


  • Tertiary qualification with relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of experience and training. Experience in student-facing university roles will be highly regarded.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate policies, services and strategies relating to academic and professional development. Experience using data to drive improvement will be highly regarded.

  • A demonstrated passion for and interest in the academic and professional development of young adults during the transition to university, college life, and to the workforce. Possession of a Graduate Certificate in Careers Education and Development or equivalent, or interest in obtaining such a qualification, will be highly regarded.

  • Experience building positive relationships with young adults as they pursue their goals will be highly regarded. Experience in student-facing university roles will be highly regarded.

  • Demonstrated experience in planning, implementing and managing significant projects with complex requirements in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrated capacity to provide leadership in a complex and evolving environment, including the ability to contribute to strategic planning, lead high-performing teams and deliver measurable outcomes.  Experience supportive student leaders will be highly valued.

  • Demonstrated high-level interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, including demonstrated experience communicating effectively with a diverse range of audiences.

  • Well-developed technical skills, including competency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite (especially Excel / Google Sheets) and experience with university systems and databases.

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering and facilitating events and training programs.

About Us

Mannix College is a Catholic residential college with Monash University. It provides catered accommodation, pastoral care, academic support, leadership development and community engagement for nearly 300 university students. More details about the College are available at:

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