Manager, ANU Careers

Canberra, Australia
11 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position: Manager, ANU Careers
Classification: Senior Manager 1
Salary package: $118,003 - $123,640 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full Time, Fixed Term (3 years)

  • Are you passionate about careers and higher education and want to support students to turn their degrees into amazing careers?
  • Are you a smart, strategic communicator and skillful at building valuable relationships with internal and external stakeholders?
  • Are you highly organised, reliable, and thrive in an agile and innovative environment?   
  • Do you want to lead the expansion of a strong, collegiate and inclusive team?
  • Do you enjoy building successful and collaborative relationships with local, national and international stakeholders?

If so, we are very keen to hear from you!

This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future of career education and employability at Australia’s national university. We are looking for an innovative collaborator who can lead our growing team of careers specialists and support staff to design and implement high-impact solutions for student and graduate employability.

Team Overview

The ANU Careers team is expanding to strengthen career education, employability initiatives and industry relations across the university. Aligned with the Government’s Job-ready Graduates Package, ANU Careers will support students and graduates to have the capabilities, adaptability and experience they will need to thrive in a challenging labour market.

The ANU Careers team is integral to ensuring our students can successfully navigate the changing world of work and are confident in creating their future careers. We are working closely with academic Colleges to support the variety of outstanding programs providing work-integrated learning and provide authentic careers education through curriculum-embedded and standalone learning experiences. Over the next three years, we are looking to significantly extend our work in close collaboration with our internal and external partners.

We value inclusion, initiative, collaboration and a commitment to excellence, and we support continuous learning and professional development.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Digital), the Manager works closely with ANU stakeholders to fulfill the objectives of the portfolio’s strategic plan, forging strong relationships with Colleges and the centralised Service Divisions. The Manager will lead and shape a growing team of employability specialists and support staff to facilitate a holistic, lifecycle approach to student employability including embedding careers education into curriculum and employer engagement.

Supporting the university-wide commitment to improving student and graduate employability, the Manager will create a culture of innovation and evidence-based practice in careers education and employability. The Manager will support the team to deliver and coordinate activities related to career development and employer engagement.

Critical to the success will be a collegial style, strong consultation and communication skills, and a proven commitment to providing an outstanding student experience.

To enquire about this role, please contact Dr Alison Kevan, Senior Education Project Manager E:

Position Description: Download FileSM1 PD_Manager (ANU Careers)_Jan22.pdf

Closing Date: 30 January 2022

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

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

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A two-page pitch expressing your eligibility against the selection criteria (maximum 1000 words).
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

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