MURRA Partnerships and Program Manager

  • Support the delivery of world class education to Indigenous leaders
  • Partner with and engage industry stakeholders
  • Manage program with service-oriented student focus
  • Full time, fixed term role to July 2019 

Melbourne Business School (MBS) is renowned throughout the Asia-Pacific as a leader in management education. We have an outstanding reputation for program excellence and a high-quality learning experience. With ongoing involvement and support from the business community, MBS prepares managers, leaders and organisations for the challenges of a global future.

The MURRA Program aims to address one of the most pressing social challenges in Australia – the economic disadvantage faced by Indigenous Australians. The program has been created for Indigenous entrepreneurs and leaders, to raise the capabilities of Indigenous businesses to grow and enhance their business networks.

In this wide-ranging and critical role, the Murra Partnerships and Program Manager is responsible for working strategically to deliver on MBS’ Indigenous business education programs. The role will coordinate the delivery of the program, support the student experience through the program and manage and develop key industry relationships and funding.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to;

Strategic Program Management
  • Work with MBS and Faculty of Business and Economics to develop and deliver Indigenous education programs such as MURRA and Native Title programs.
  • Manage activities from student recruitment through to program delivery and graduation and creation of a pipeline for future programs.
  • Enrich the student experience through course advising, ensuring robust processes, administrative support and extra-curricular experiences. 
Relationship Management, Stakeholder Engagement and Communications
  • Initiate and build strong relationships with business, government, Indigenous peak bodies and community members to ensure strong engagement with MBS in both financial and non-financial support.
  • Raise sponsorships and ensure ongoing funding for programs.
  • Work with MBS and FBE to develop and manage the MURRA brand including brand positioning, marketing and communications strategy and content. 
Essential skills and competencies
  • Excellent understanding of Indigenous stakeholder management and creating cross-sectoral programs which promote Indigenous engagement.
  • Understand corporate procurement and Indigenous engagement strategies, government procurement targets and programs and Indigenous stakeholder priorities.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and leveraging positive relationships with a broad range of stakeholders. 
  • Highly-developed written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated capacity to prepare high quality presentations, reports and documentation.
  • Excellent project management, administrative and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to initiate, formulate, develop and implement new ideas to achieve strategic objectives a high-standard.
  • A degree with substantial relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. 
  • Ability to regularly work flexible hours and to travel on occasion in order to attend after-hours meetings and events.
  • This is a full time, fixed term role to July 2019 

What’s in it for you;

  • Great professional team environment
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Employee benefits include; school subsidised gym, EAP program, Health & Wellbeing program, NFP salary packaging and access to world class Learning & Development programs through our Degree Programs or Executive Education programs. 

MBS is a values-based organisation, meaning we understand that the way we go about things, our behaviours, attitudes and actions, make a significant difference to what we achieve.

To register your application for this position, please forward a covering letter outlining your skill set and relevant experience required to undertake this role as well as an updated resume to

Applications close: 22 October 2018