First listed on: 21 June 2018

Manager, Programs and Disciplines

University of Sydney Business School
Reference no. 1079/0618C

  • Provide operational management expertise and high level advice
  • Manage teaching and student services delivered through Faculty programs and disciplines
  • Full-time continuing role, Level HEO 10, remuneration package: $148K p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

The Manager Programs and Disciplines is a varied and interesting role responsible for:

  • providing high-level operational management and expert advice to the Senior Manager Educational Services and the Faculty’s professional leadership team
  • leads and supports the professional and career development of all staff
  • general management of all teaching and student services delivered through Faculty programs and disciplines
  • leading and supporting the development and implementation of strategic initiatives including new education offerings across the Faculty
  • developing operational plans to guide the organisation and utilise workforce and operational resources to meet the priorities and objectives of the unit including making operational improvements and leveraging best practices
  • providing expert advice and guidance around the translation and implementation of relevant strategy, policy and planning within the Business School
  • ensuring compliance with relevant legislative and regulatory controls.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Manager, Programs and Disciplines who possesses:

  • postgraduate qualifications with relevant experience in operations management and business administration or an equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
  • proven expertise in the management of significant human resources
  • excellent leadership skills including flexibility and adaptability
  • strong business acumen and strategic thinking skills including developing and implementing strategic initiatives
  • experience designing and implementing work processes and utilising resources for effective service delivery
  • high level independence and team work skills
  • excellent time and workload management skills
  • highly developed communication, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • demonstrated experience in the leadership, training, mentoring and performance management of staff and experience managing and resolving a diverse range of HR issues
  • previous experience in the higher education/tertiary sector or at a complex, multi-faceted organisation.

About us

The Business School is a diverse and interesting workplace with a keen focus on building relationships with the business community and influencing the way they operate. You’d join a large group of committed and professional people in an intellectually stimulating and positive environment.

The University of Sydney Business School has a global reputation for excellence in dynamic, industry-connected teaching, learning and research.  The Business School is large by international standards, with 458 (FTE) highly qualified staff and 8,967 (EFTSL) students from diverse backgrounds enrolled in a comprehensive suite of undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and postgraduate research programs including the MBA and the Global Executive MBA.

We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ more than 6,000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1079/0618C to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, 5 July 2018 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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