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Operations Manager - Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Who Are We?

At MCRI we share a powerful vision; to re-imagine the future of child health. We are the home to many life-changing scientific discoveries. We believe that no question is too impossible to try and answer. We are renowned for our cutting edge focus on early interventions, improved diagnosis, prevention and development of potential cures. Our success is founded on a philosophy of collaboration through a multi-disciplinary approach to solving the toughest questions in child health. MCRI is a proud member of the Australian Network on Disability. We are committed to creating a positive working environment which values all backgrounds and experiences. We strive to foster an inclusive culture that is underpinned by equal opportunity for all and a culture based on respect, consideration and dignity.

Your Opportunity:

MVEC (Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre) is part of the Victorian immunisation science ecosystem based at MCRI, with a local, national and international footprint. Together with the SAEFVIC (Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination In the Community) clinical service, clinical research and the Victorian Specialist Immunisation Services (VicSIS) teams, MVEC aims to shape the future of vaccine safety surveillance and education for health professionals and consumers. MVEC was accorded VSN (Vaccine Safety Network) membership by WHO (World Health Organization) in 2019 – recognised as a world-leading body in vaccine safety education. The MVEC Operations Manager is a dynamic and proven leader responsible to oversee the operation, function and administrative functions of MVEC. This includes leading a cohesive team and providing a supportive environment to achieve excellence and integrity in the delivery of immunisation science education to a range of stakeholders. By contributing to the development, execution and co-ordination of planning to articulate the value of MVEC this will increase awareness and amplify the profile of MVEC as the premier online immunisation education resource based at MCRI. This in turn will support our role to deliver cutting edge educational resource and information to health professionals and the public, in a simple, accessible manner. In this innovative role, you will have a primary role in maintaining quality operational integrity across all MVEC’s education platforms. This includes intersecting with MVEC content experts (nursing and medical), communications and technical teams – managing a range of elements including program design and scoping, business case development and pursuing growth and development opportunities.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Operational service delivery across all of MVEC’s platforms, resources and programs.
  • Engaging with key stakeholders (e.g. Victorian Dept of Health, WHO VSN etc.).
  • Maintaining operational quality and compliance.
  • Managing team engagement, performance management and career development.
  • Developing frameworks, program scoping and business cases for MVEC related programs.

Selection Criteria


  • Previous high level managerial experience, preferably in a health-related context of complex multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to think strategically and operationalise plans.
  • Demonstrated skills in managing multiple competing priorities to drive results.
  • Experience in program development, project management, financial management and reporting processes.
  • High level computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft suite programs and teleconferencing applications (e.g. Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc.).


  • Capability in visual or website development (Wordpress platform).
  • Has an eye and keen interest for creativity, design and aesthetics.
  • Strong analytical abilities to analyse customer data and determine if strategies are effective in enhancing the customer experience.
  • Experience of working in an academic research environment.
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment.

What’s in it for you:

  • 6 Month Contract (Possible Extension).
  • Attractive Salary $100,924-$104,996 per annum (pro rata if Part Time) + Super (with Salary Packaging).
  • Part Time (22.8 hours per week).
  • Flexible Working Options.
  • Ongoing Career Development and Training.
  • Paid Parental Leave Scheme.
  • Health and Wellbeing Program and an Employee Assistance Program.

Apply Now!!

Download the position description. Any specific questions not answered in the position description should be directed to Dr Daryl Cheng on daryl.cheng@mcri.edu.au, using the subject line: Operations Manager - Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre enquiry via EthicalJobs.

If you believe you have what we're after please click 'Apply Now' to proceed with your application. In one document only please place your:

  • Cover Letter
  • Response to Key Selection Criteria
  • Resume

If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please contact recruitment@mcri.edu.au quoting Position Reference.

On occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

All applicants please be aware that in line with the Victorian Chief Health Officer’s Directions, all MCRI and VCGS workers must be fully vaccinated, unless a medical exception applies. Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID-19 Digital Immunisation Certificate/s or evidence of medical exception or evidence of vaccination booking as part of our pre-employment requirements.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

Should you require any specific support or adjustments please talk to us and we will be happy to accommodate.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Check and a Working with Children check is compulsory.

Please note, applications will only be considered when submitted via the MCRI website.

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

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