General Manager, College of Science

Canberra, Australia
15 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Apr 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Australian National University (ANU) College of Science is seeking an experienced manager and leader to join our executive team.

The College General Manager, provides strategic leadership as well as facilitating and enhancing the high-level performance of the College through the provision of high-quality operational and business services. In partnership with the Dean, the General Manager ensures that the College is able to deliver its core business of research and teaching. The General Manager is accountable for the achievement of operational plans, for the provision of accurate financial and resourcing advice, and for high-quality service-delivery across the College’s professional staff teams. The General Manager also represents the interests of the College externally, both within and outside the University.

It is expected that the appointee will have extensive experience in the management of financial, human and material resources, the ability to work collaboratively to achieve College priorities in a complex operating environment, and an ability to lead teams and to foster productive working relationships to achieve successful outcomes.

There has never been a more exciting time to join the College of Science and the ANU. The University is set in beautiful grounds close to the heart of the Canberra city centre, and is the home to the new Kambri precinct, an emerging cultural centre for the city.

Other staff benefits include;

  • 17% employer contributions to superannuation
  • Salary Sacrificing options for vehicles, technology, childcare and more
  • Generous staff leave and entitlements including annual leave loading
  • Flexible working arrangements and career development opportunities

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

For further information and a copy of the information booklet, please contact Christie O’Higgins, Manager, ANU Executive Search via email

Closing Date: 24 April 2020

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo pre-employment and background checks.

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