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Senior Manager, Strategic Projects

North Sydney, Australia
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

Job Details

Campus Location: North Sydney, Australia

Job No: APTAV127960#001

  • Provide strategic and project management advice and expertise to the Provost
  • Senior leadership role (HEW 10); other benefits include 17% employer superannuation, salary packaging and generous leave provisions
  • Join a university ranked internationally in the top 2% for research excellence
  • Full time, continuing role based at our North Sydney campus

About ACU:

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses - Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield, Blacktown and Rome.

ACU aspires to be a home for our staff, offer the care of a family and develop an academic and professional community. Whatever your faith or culture, and whether you are academic or professional staff, there are many opportunities both for learning and contributing at ACU.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

About the Office of the Provost:

The Office of the Provost oversees and coordinates the work of the Provost's Portfolio which is a central contributor to ACU's Strategic objectives. Led by the Provost and assisted by the Deputy Provost, this work supports the Vice-Chancellor and President by providing strategic leadership of academic activities across the university. The key areas within the Academic Portfolio currently are as follows: Faculty of Education and Arts, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Law and Business and Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, Deputy Provost and Global Pathways.

About the role:

As the Senior Manager, Strategic Projects, you'll provide strategic and project management advice and expertise to the Provost to achieve the university's mission and organisational outcomes. The role leads the development and implementation of education and innovation strategies in collaboration with the university's faculties, in the context of a changing and challenging landscape of higher education. Reporting to the Provost, this role is integral in operationalising transformational change aligned with Vision 2033 by working collaboratively with faculties, directorates and other portfolio staff.

For full position details, refer to the position description.


General enquiries can be sent to:

What we offer:

  • The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.
  • 17% employer superannuation contributions to eligible continuing and fixed-term staff.
  • Annual leave loading of an equivalent to 17.5% of four weeks' salary pro rata payable, dependent on your commencement date.
  • As an ACU staff member, you will have access to generous benefits which include but not limited to: flexible work, study leave, a variety of leave provisions and salary packaging. Find out more information about the benefits or working at ACU here.

How to Apply:

Step 1: Review the Position Description and become familiar with Our Mission and the Application process

Step 2: Click the 'View Position Description and Apply' button, and populate your candidate application details, including your:

  • resume (maximum 5 pages).
  • responses to the Selection Criteria and Core Competencies in a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) or in the online Declaration and Criteria application page.
  • brief online responses to any pre-screening employment questions.

Candidates must hold Australian work rights to apply for this position. For permanent/continuing roles, applicants must have permanent work rights. For further information visit Immigration and Citizenship(

Acting in truth, ACU is dedicated to the dignity of the human person through equitable and respectful opportunities for everyone. ACU can offer support for candidates that may require adjustments through the recruitment process.

Your Privacy of personal information is maintained in accordance with ACU policy. For more details visit:

Applications close: 06-JUN-2024 at 11:59pm AUS Eastern Standard Time

ACU does not accept candidate applications submitted by external recruitment agencies through the ACU careers website.


Mission Statement:

Within the Catholic intellectual tradition and acting in Truth and Love, Australian Catholic University is committed to the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human person and the common good.

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is both a Catholic University and a public institution within the Australian higher education sector.   ACU is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs.   The University is committed to a strong Catholic ethos and seeks to foster and promote teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and community engagement in the Christian tradition.  As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s Mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The University shares with universities worldwide a commitment to quality in teaching, research and service.  It aspires to be a community characterised by free enquiry and academic integrity.

The University chooses to focus on areas of teaching and research that are closely connected with its particular character as a University that is, Catholic, public and national. The focus areas are Theology and Philosophy, Health, Education and, the Common Good and Social Justice.

In the recent 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, ACU received the top score of five ‘well above world standard’ in Human Movement and Sports Science, Nursing, Public Health and Health Services and Psychology.

ACU currently has over 2,000 staff supporting more than 30,000 students across seven campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield.

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