Faculty General Manager, Science
Faculty of Science
- Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in leadership and operational management and development of strategic objectives and goals
- Opportunity to manage the design and development of strategic objectives and goals for the faculty
- Full-time continuing role with a highly competitive remuneration package will be offered which includes leave loading and up to 17% super
About the opportunity
Reporting to the Dean, the Faculty General Manager is part of the overall executive committee for the School consisting of the Dean, Deputy Deans and Associate Deans. The position has input into the University's Strategic Plan and governance particularly in relation to business, people, and operational management strategies and practices, and participates in whole-of-University decision making, which is reflected back in School strategies and operational plans.
In this position, you will:
- manage the design and development of strategic objectives and goals for the faculty
- provide operational management for the faculty
- contribute to University wide programs around operational reform and oversees implementation throughout the faculty
- provide effective financial management for the faculty
- provide effective leadership and management guidance and support to the staff
- provide strategic input and guidance on external and community engagement
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 Faculty General Manager who possesses:
- in-depth knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the higher education sector, nationally and internationally, and how these translate to the practical operational management requirements of a large-scale, research-active and internationally competitive academic endeavour
- demonstrated experience in executing large-scale transformational projects and change initiatives, including identifying clear objectives and key measures of change, building commitment among stakeholders, understanding people management implications, and aligning and developing organisational capacity with strategic outcomes
- demonstrated ability in balancing day-to-day operational needs against longer-term strategic requirements; demonstrated experience in designing goals that are well aligned with strategic direction and identifying ways to secure efficiencies through improved processes and the prioritisation and reallocation of resources
- extensive experience in people leadership, development, engagement and management, ideally within the higher education sector; demonstrated interpersonal skills in motivating and mobilising diverse teams to create a positive and effective workplace culture and achieve organisational outcomes
- demonstrated track record in setting and managing large-scale budgets, meeting financial targets, and managing for financial sustainability
- ability to work in a complex and challenging environment.
The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of Chemistry, Geosciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Psychology, the Sydney School of Veterinary Science and the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science. The Faculty stewards a range of research entities including the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, and partners with University-wide research centres including the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and the University of Sydney Nano Institute (Sydney Nano).
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 are Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 8000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 67,000 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
To apply please contact:
Kirsten Ludlow, Principal
T: 02 9225 7400
Simone Goldsmith, Associate
T: 02 9225 7400
All staff employed by the University of Sydney must have the right to work in Australia. An employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
If you would like to learn more, please refer to the Candidate Information Pack for the position description and further details.
Closing date: 11:30pm 17 December 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.
If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.
The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.