Senior Manager, Operations

Sydney, Australia
12 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Play a key role in the development and implementation of strategy, policy and planning within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Utilise your strong project management skills to drive organizational initiatives
  • Full-time, continuing SGS1 role with attractive remuneration package

About the opportunity 

In this exciting role you’ll be a member of the professional leadership team for the Faculty and provide expert advice and input to effectively translate the faculty’s strategy and related business plans into operational activity.

You will utilise your project management skills, problem solving expertise and analytical thinking ability to drive a range of projects across the Faculty and its constituent Schools. 

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 Senior Manager, Operations who possesses:

  • Strong project management and leadership skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to manage effective relationships and partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Proven management experience at a senior level; together with flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing circumstances and environments and, when necessary, navigate through ambiguity
  • Financial management experience and literacy, experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure for multiple complex projects
  • Strong business acumen and strategic thinking skills with the ability to provide strategic and cost benefit analysis against operational budgets and capital expenditure

About us

Our Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences comprises six Schools and approximately 40 departments and programs, and a diverse curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

We are consistently ranked among the leading faculties of our kind, nationally and internationally and we have a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigour, committed to offering a vibrant research and teaching environment.

Our mission is to conduct research and teaching across the breadth of the humanities and social sciences to make a difference in the lives of its students, staff and the broader community, both in Australia and globally.

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 949/0519C to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday 27 June 2019

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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  • Outline your management experience at a senior level and how you adapt to changing circumstances and environments and, when necessary, navigating through ambiguity
  • Outline your experience balancing day-to-day operational needs against longer-term strategic requirements 
  • Demonstrate your track record in setting and managing large scale budgets, and providing strategic and cost benefit analysis against income and expenditure for multiple complex projects.
  • Provide examples of your ability to think critically and prepare reports and presentations to guide the development of strategy, policy and planning.

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