Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Consulate Melbourne
Position Title:
Alumni and Experiential Learning Coordinator (All Interested Candidates/All Sources)
Open Period:
03/09/2021 - 04/06/2021 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 6510 8
AUD $90,553
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-time, 40 Hours Per Week
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Melbourne, AS
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
•    All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
•    Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S Mission in Melbourne is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Alumni and Experiential Learning Coordinator.

The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 hours per week)

  • Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (30 days) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Position requires travel throughout the Consulate district.


The Alumni and Experiential Learning Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the Public Engagement Specialist or Country Public Affairs Officer (CPAO) designee and has no supervisory responsibilities.  Designs, plans, and implements a broad range of activities to maintain contact with alumni of all Mission exchanges, activities, and initiatives.  Coordinates Experiential Learning projects and events, typically “learning through experience” activities such as tech or entrepreneurship camps, music and sports programs, journalism training, and other focused community engagement programs for Emerging Voices audiences.  Designs, develops, identifies co-sponsors and funding sources; plans and oversees a range of outreach activities in support of Mission goals.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in a multilingual, multicultural, or multinational work environment is required, with project management, marketing, public relations, communication, or education duties as a significant part of the job. 


  • Professional knowledge of the Australian Emerging Voices sector is required.

  • Detailed knowledge of Australian secondary education, exchanges and youth programs is required. 

  • Professional knowledge of typical customer service databases and marketing tools designed to engage specific audience segments is required.

Education Requirements:

University degree in international relations, communications, marketing, public relations, American Studies, intercultural/multicultural studies, or local equivalent is required.


LANGUAGE: Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. This may be tested.


  • Must have excellent customer relations, interpersonal, and cross-cultural communication skills, and be able to identify and engage key figures critical to shaping public opinion.

  • Must have analytical skills and be able to conceptualize how to move Australian attitudes in positive ways.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOUs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S Mission in Canberra/Sydney/Melbourne/Perth may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation and other benefits.

For Eligible Family Members (EFMs), benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the Conditional Offer Letter by the Human Resource Office.


  • Annual Leave: 160hours/4 weeks of annual leave are accrued per year.

  • Annual Leave Loading, which is 17.5% of four weeks’ pay, is paid at the end of the calendar year (December).

  • Sick Leave: 91hours are accrued per year (Accrual rate increases with years of service).

  • Long Service Leave: 65 workdays/520hours paid leave after 11 years of service. Employees separating after 8 years of service receive a pro-rata lump sum.

  • Maternity Leave: 42 days of parental leave is available for those employees who have completed 12 months of service.

  • Paternal Leave: 5 days of paternal leave is available for those employees who have completed 12 months of service.

  • Superannuation: The U.S. Government contributes 12%. Employees are required to contribute a minimum of 3%.

  • All Locally Employed (LE) employees have an obligation to pay taxes which can be withheld from their salary.

  • LE’s receive all U.S. and Local public holidays.

Other Information:


Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran


  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights**

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), equivalent documentation, or certification. A certification is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain 1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and 2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service Employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (ie: what is a EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH etc) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:


How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Sensitive But Unclassified clearance.  

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST attach and submit the requested certificate/diploma and/or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

All Applicants - Documents Required

  • Degree and Transcript

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Proof of Citizenship

  • Other Documents to Support Your Application

For U.S. EFM'S the following must also be provided with the above documents:-

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)

  • Residency and/or Work Permit

  • Passport copy

  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

Thank you for your application and your interest in working with U.S. Mission in Melbourne.

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 

For further information - the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

For Locally Employed Candidates, all vacancies will require you to undertake both a Pre-Employment Medical and Security Clearance, please be prepared for the following types of documents.

Below are examples of documentation which will need to be certified as true copies:-

  • Full Birth Certificate

  • Change of Name Certificates

  • Citizenship Certificate

  • Visa Entitlement Verification (VEVO)

  • Marriage Certificate Passport Information (both current and expired)

  • Evidence of Previous and Current Employment

  • Proof of previous and current addresses (last 3 years)

  • One recent passport photograph

  • Driving record for each state/territory where a license has been held

  • Most recent academic record (or highest academic award achieved)


Thank you for your application and your interest in working with the U.S Mission in Melbourne.

All applications will be reviewed after the closing date and you will be contacted only if you are selected for interview.

You will be required to undergo a Security Clearance through eQip.