Gifts, Scholarships and Events Manager

Camperdown, Australia
$111,966 - $126,271 + 17% superannuation
23 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, fixed-term until August 2023
  • Opportunity to provide overall project and operational management for work across the Gifts, Scholarships and Events areas in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Base Salary $111,966 - $126,271 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Gifts Scholarships and Events Manager provides overall project and operational management for work across the functional areas of Gifts, Scholarships and Events in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide strategic, policy and operational advice to the faculty and support Faculty leadership to ensure quality assurance and governance processes are followed, and risks mitigated as required by relevant University policies, legislative and regulatory controls
  • ensure the efficient and effective delivery of gift implementation, scholarships, and event management, ensuring alignment with the strategic objectives of the University and the Faculty
  • act as the function lead across gifts, scholarships and events and is responsible for the development of strategic plans, operational plans, processes and procedures, operational budgets, and financial management across these three areas, to ensure milestones and deliverables are realised.

The Gifts, Scholarships and Events Manager, manages stakeholder and communications to ensure effective collaboration and teamwork with other project teams and stakeholders across the University whilst promoting a professional, client-focused culture.

About you

  • proven management experience together with flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing circumstances and environments and, when necessary, navigating through ambiguity
  • previous experience in the higher education/tertiary sector or at a complex, multi-faceted organisation
  • experience managing a diverse group of key internal/external stakeholders on large or complex projects
  • financial management experience and literacy, experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure
  • experience in managing multiple work streams or leading large complex programs and ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands strong business acumen, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills together with effective people management skills
  • sound understanding of event management processes
  • planning, analysis and communication skills together with the ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

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

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Applications Close

Thursday 01 December 2022 11:59 PM

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