SRN Business Development Manager

Sydney, Australia
AU$109,663 - AU$123,674 per annum + 17% super
26 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to lead development activities for the NSW Space Research Network
  • Full time fixed term for 12 months, located at the Australian Technology Park (ATP), Eveleigh
  • Base Salary $109,663 - $123,674+ 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The NSW Space Research Network (SRN) is a university-led initiative of the NSW Government designed to enhance NSW space industry capability through collaboration with government and academic research institutions.

The SRN will build and support collaboration and coordination between government, industry and research organisations to deliver space research and research translation to industry.

We are focussed on positioning NSW enterprise to compete on National and International stages by leveraging available funding opportunities both domestically and overseas. We will do this by connecting key stakeholders to undertake research and development activities aimed at translation into the space sector.

We are seeking a Business Development Manager (BDM) to join this exciting venture. Working with the Operations Manager and Co-Directors, the BDM will lead network efforts in identifying, securing and supporting new engagement opportunities with potential partners that lead to funding opportunities through commissioned projects and by attracting paying members to the Network.

This role offers the opportunity to:

  • develop new and existing relationships with industry, governmental and non-governmental organisations
  • identify opportunities for new translational projects, commercialisation of university-generated intellectual property
  • identify and coordinate opportunities for inter and intra-university collaboration.

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 Business Development Manager who has:

  • experience working in a similar development role, liaising across government, industry and research sectors
  • proven ability to foster existing and develop new relationships across various organisations
  • financial management experience and literacy, experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure
  • experience in the space research sector would be highly regarded
  • an understanding of or experience working in a tertiary education environment with an understanding of academic institutions, structures, and the higher education sector would be advantageous but not essential

In order to apply, please submit your CV and Cover Letter addressing the above requirements.

For a copy of the Position Description, please email 

Closing date for applications

11:59 pm, Sunday 5 December 2021

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

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.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Rebecca Astar or Linden Joseph, Recruitment Consultants, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources by email

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