A fantastic opportunity exists for University of Melbourne Students to be part of a team of 3 Mentoring Program Directors. Directors will work as part of a team to plan, deliver and evaluate the Mentoring Program.



With a living history that extends over 130 years, at the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) we are committed to providing quality experiences on campus that create a community for students from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

As a non-profit organisation run by students, for students, we keep the arts, representation, advocacy, live music and cultural services alive on campus. We provide the platforms for students to immerse themselves in a wealth of cultural facilities and events, whilst having access to quality support services. It’s about making sure that students have advocacy and representation on campus. And it’s all about the battle to keep student voices in the big picture whilst making students’ time at the University fun and enjoyable.



The Clubs and Volunteering Division provides professional and administrative support to a range of student engagement and student representative activities.  Staff in the Division provide support in relation to the operations and governance of student representative bodies, including Students’ Council and departmental Committees, Clubs and Societies and UMSU Volunteer Programs.  The Division supports activities and programs that are student initiated and student led.


The Mentoring Program is a student led UMSU Volunteer Program offering a semester long non-academic mentoring program for students at the University of Melbourne. It aims to support new students entering their first semester by encouraging a confident and smooth transition into the University environment and supports existing students by helping them further engage with University life.

Mentoring Network Directors work as part of a team of up to three Directors to plan, deliver and evaluate the Mentoring Program.  You will be responsible for volunteer coordination, stakeholder engagement and program management.



You will need to be a current University of Melbourne student with experience with volunteering programs.  You will have a sound knowledge of UMSU and The University of Melbourne and the services they provide.


You’re confident as a mentor and able to collaborate as part of a supporting team as well as being able to provide effective induction and training to volunteers.

Essential skills also include:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the University of Melbourne
  • Proven ability to interact positively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong administration skills, including working with office productivity software
  • Strong communication skills and a friendly manner
  • Excellent collaborator and successful team worker
  • Proactive and organised with excellent time management skills, including demonstrated ability to manage multiple simultaneous commitments
  • Commitment to volunteering and to acknowledging and valuing volunteers
  • Demonstrated experience developing and remaining within a budget


To view the position description click here.

This is a casual role so weekly working requirements will vary.




Please familiarise yourself with our organisation via our website and social media platforms to assist and inform your application. Applications for this position close 9am Wednesday 27th January and should be addressed to Naomi Fennell at recruitment@union.unimelb.edu.au

Queries regarding the role should be addressed to Goldie Pergl at goldie.p@union.unimelb.edu.au


Applications should include:

  • a covering letter addressing all the key selection criteria
  • curriculum vitae
  • contact details of three (3) referees

All applicants require:

  • a valid Employee Working with Children Check
  • verification of work rights in Australia, for example visa, citizenship, passport or birth certificate


UMSU reserves the right to withdraw an advertised position at any stage.