School Manager

Brisbane, Australia
08 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The School Manager brings this to life by driving client service excellence, ongoing business process improvement, and the management of a range of resources within the School.

The opportunity

The School Manager is the primary adviser to the Head of School and School Executive on all matters pertaining to the University, Group and School policies, operations and business processes. The position is also central to developing and maintaining a high performing and constructive professional staff culture, and acts as a primary link between the School and Arts, Education and Law Group and other Departments/Schools and administrative units ensuring quality and consistency of service delivery and positive teaching and student experiences.

We have opportunities available in the:

  • School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Queensland College of Art

These are continuing, full time positions. The position for the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice will be based Mt Gravatt campus 3 days per week and Gold Coast campus 2 days per week. The position for the Queensland College of Art will be based at the Southbank campus however the position will be expected to work on any campus of the University as required.

About you

To be successful within this role, you will have extensive management experience, strong leadership skills and experience managing finances resources, and risk. Your ability to think strategically will see you effectively contribute to strategic planning processes and your high level of organisational capability will see you successfully manage competing demands and deadlines. You have evidence of excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to consult and collaborate with diverse groups and stakeholders.

Within this role you will exercise initiative, and critically evaluate current systems and processes in order to contribute to the ongoing improvement of services of the School. While not essential, project management experience and previous experience in the Australian Higher Education sector or similar is desirable.

Salary range

HEW Level 8: $92,909 - $104,520 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $108,704 - $122,289 per annum.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include: Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position;
    • Name and contact details of three referees (including current supervisor)
  • Covering letter (no more than two pages) addressing the selection criteria outlined in the relevant position description and clearly stating which position or positions you wish to apply for.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

Applicants for General Staff positions (non-academic) must have unrestricted work rights.

Successful candidates may be subject to a criminal history check.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For further information about the position in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, please contact Associate Professor Michael Townsley, Head of School on +61 (0) 7 373 51025.

For further information about the position in the Queensland College of Art, please contact Professor Derrick Cherrie, Director, on +61 (0) 7 373 56167.

For application queries, please contact Ms Corinna Gartrell, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 373 56548.

Closing date: Thursday, 22 November 2018 at 5pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.