Manager, Education Support

Sydney, Australia
14 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Provide high level operational support and strategic advice for the successful delivery of education support services
  • Located at University Centre for Rural Health in Lismore - 752km north of Sydney and 100km south of the Gold Coast.
  • Full time fixed term up until December 2020 with opportunity for further extension, base salary $103K - $116K plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are currently seeking a Manager, Education Support to provide sound strategic advice and operational support for the delivery of educational support services for rural clinical placement programs of >19 universities, ensuring alignment to the University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH)’s teaching and research objectives.

This involves managing operational complexities of, and ensuring effective working relationships with, a range of stakeholders including health service and university partners. The Manager, Education Support will also lead the education programs to ensure student placements and curriculum delivery are managed efficiently and comply with curriculum health services and grant funding requirements.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Manager, Education Support who possesses:

  • tertiary qualifications with relevant experience in business administration support and/or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
  • effective and tactful communication skills (both verbal and written) including the ability to negotiate with external stakeholders and create persuasive, accurate and timely management reports
  • demonstrated experience in the supervision, training, mentoring and performance management of staff; and experience managing and resolving a diverse range of HR issues. Demonstrated ability to lead teams across multiple locations.
  • experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure
  • extensive knowledge of University policies and procedures and administrative processes within a tertiary environment.

Experience delivering tertiary education programs, and a working knowledge of a range of tertiary education software systems, and an understanding of timetabling/rostering of student activities would be highly regarded. Experience managing government grant funded programs or projects would also be advantageous.

About us

The UCRH, with campuses in Lismore, Murwillumbah and Grafton, provides a supportive and cooperative educational environment, exceptional teaching facilities and affordable accommodation. A network of relationships, including state and private hospitals, GP practices and private specialist practices, allied health and Aboriginal medical services, combine to give students excellent patient, allied health and doctor access across a breadth of patient scenarios, all within an accessible team of medical and allied health professionals and administration staff.

UCRH is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health and delivers the Sydney, Western Sydney and Wollongong medical program and other allied health programs from a number of Australian universities in rural settings. It aims to afford students excellence in medical and allied health education as well as the benefits of a rural lifestyle to encourage graduates to return to live and practice in rural and remote Australia.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

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 1725/0918F to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 1st October 2018

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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