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Manager, Innovation and Planning

Sydney, Australia
AU$109,663 per annum + 17% Super
Closing date
6 Dec 2021

Job Details

  • Full time continuing role
  • Develop new and effective ways of collecting, analysing and utilising data to identify opportunities to improve and develop the University library services
  • Support Library planning and reporting including strategy development and implementation
  • Base Salary $109,663 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The primary function of the Manager, Innovation and Planning is to support robust corporate data and information management, accompanied by effective analysis and reporting to inform and support strategic planning, decision-making and the management and development of client-focused Library services, frameworks and practices.

The Manager, Innovation and Planning will develop new and effective ways of collecting, analysing and utilising data to identify opportunities to improve and develop Library services integrating data from sources across the business as appropriate. The position makes recommendations to the University Librarian and other senior Library managers for the implementation of programs that could involve operational process improvements impacting not the University Library but also on other areas of the University's operations. It supports the development and implementation of business process reviews, providing strategic support and advice that involves knowledge of a range of Library and University policies, requirements and procedures to achieve successful outcomes.

The position manages a small, specialised unit within the Division which requires significant innovation, initiative, lateral thinking and judgement.

About you

  • demonstrated ability to lead, manage and motivate staff and improve team performance through mentoring and provision of staff development opportunities
  • excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to negotiate and build internal and external collaborations and partnerships
  • strong analytical, influencing and problem-solving skills to support the successful implementation of programs and initiatives
  • broad knowledge of the higher education sector and/or the information needs of the academic community
  • project management experience and expertise, including delivering according to established timelines
  • demonstrated experience in compiling data from diverse sources and systems to create meaningful and accurate information for management decision support.

Closing date for applications

11.59 pm, 6 December 2021

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the 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.

For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Liz Mackinlay, Recruitment Operations, on 0422 994 254 or by email to

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The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

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