Manager, College Operations

Townsville, Australia
10 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Manager, College Operations based in Townsville on a full time, continuing basis.

As part of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, the College of Business, Law and Governance promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at JCU in the areas of Business and Law.

James Cook University (JCU) is committed to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference. We now have a unique opportunity for a Manager, College Operations located at our Townsville campus.

The College of Business, Law and Governance promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research across three key areas; law, business and conflict management and resolution. A primary focus of the College is ethics, sustainability and governance as well as an understanding of complex business systems. With a trajectory of opportunity and growth, the College are looking to appoint a leader with vision, integrity and drive to deliver tangible outcomes now and into the future.

With superior communication, negotiation and influencing skills, you maintain strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels. Utilising existing industry networks you will further develop strategic relationships to ensure College interests are well represented and opportunities are created.

Your proven experience leading and managing human, financial and physical resources coupled with your ability to identify efficiencies will ensure your team are delivering high quality service and support to students, staff and affiliates. Integral to your success will be your policy and strategy development experience ensuring solid foundations for growth are formed. Your demonstrated senior operational management knowledge and experience of budgeting, contracting, project and infrastructure management gained within a complex organisation will also be highly regarded.


Consistently ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, JCU is one of the world’s leading institutions focusing on the tropics and offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth. JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

We support our people through the provision of:

  • generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions with attractive options for salary packaging
  • five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • well-equipped facilities including on-campus, gym, pool & childcare

How to Apply

If you are an established leader looking to contribute to this valuable area of our University please obtain further information and apply via the Careers at JCU website - vacancy reference 16790

Applications close 30th June 2019

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