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Manager of Professional Law Programs (Education Manager)

$117,116 - $132,079 + 17% superannuation
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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  • Full-time, Continuing position as Manager of Professional Law Programs (Education Management)

  • Chance to harness your leadership acumen and advanced administrative abilities

  • Base Salary $117,116 - $132,079 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Sydney Law School, located at the University of Sydney, Australia's oldest academic institution-is among the world's premier institutions for legal education and research. It boasts internationally acclaimed legal educators and esteemed professional practitioners, all ensuring a high-quality learning experience.

The Sydney Law School is in search of a Professional Law Programs Manager (Education Management). This position plays a key leadership role in supporting a high functioning team, who are responsible for monitoring and improving student experience, providing policy-and operational advice, and ensuring compliance with both internal and external governing bodies.

The Professional Law Programs Manager plays a pivotal role in the Law School in helping to shape two of the University's flagship degrees: the Bachelor of Laws and the Juris Doctor.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • oversee the planning, management, and development of the Sydney Law School's Professional Law Student Services to ensure they provide effective, high-quality support

  • design, implement, review and improve administrative systems and processes to ensure best practice is achieved and meets the strategic objectives of the School and University

  • provide operational support, strategic planning and policy advice to the Law School Executive in relation to the Professional Law Programs and oversee the curriculum and program planning that delivers the school's accredited programs

  • support the Professional Law Programs team in order to maintain a supportive work environment and culture of continuous improvement.

About you

The successful candidate will be an experienced Education Support professional who:

  • holds relevant tertiary qualifications, training, or equivalent experience

  • has demonstrated experience and success in a similar Education Support position, leading and managing a student-focused administrative services team

  • possesses expertise in providing operational support, strategic planning, and policy advice to the School Executives in relation to the Professional Programs

  • has a proven ability to engage and maintain partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

To meet the needs of Sydney Law School, this role requires on-campus presence. However, hybrid working arrangements will be considered for the successful candidate.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

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 reasons for the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all roles 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

Please ensure to include a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and detailing your relevant experience and skills. Attach this cover letter, along with your CV and any additional supporting documentation, to your application using 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 any documents in alternate formats, please contact Sade Mintah, Recruitment Operations on

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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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