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Professional Law Programs Manager

Camperdown, Australia
$117,116 - $132,079 + 17% superannuation
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Job Details

  • Full time / Continuing
  • Opportunity to lead the administration and management of the Professional Law Programs at Sydney Law School Base Salary $117,116 - $132,079 + 17% superannuation
  • Outline your relevant experience/ skills to address criteria within the advertisement in a written cover letter (attach to application upon submission)

About the opportunity

The Sydney Law School is now seeking applications for a Professional Law Programs Manager!

Within this position you will play a key leadership role by supporting the School's operational and strategic objectives for the Law School's accredited degrees: the Bachelor of Laws and the Juris Doctor. This role will review and make recommendations to the Law School Executive and will ensure decision-making is driven by student feedback and best practice in legal education.

Your excellent people management skills will be utilized to manage the performance of 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.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • manage the Professional Law Programs team in order to maintain a supportive work environment and culture of continuous improvement.
  • manage the curriculum and program planning and delivery of the LLB and JD, and provide strategic planning, policy advice and to the Law School Executive in relation to the Professional Law Programs
  • plan, manage and develop the Sydney Law School's Professional Law Student Services to ensure an effective and high-quality student service which is integrated with and aligned to the Law School Education Portfolio and the University's central Student Administrative Services
  • 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,
  • work with multiple stakeholders, including internal and external professional and academic staff, students, and external bodies to provide a high standard of customer service and to negotiate and influence successfully to achieve desired outcomes.

About you

  • holds relevant tertiary qualifications, or training, and or equivalent experience
  • professional experience working within an education setting and leading and managing a student-focused administrative service
  • demonstrated experience supervising and leading a high performing team
  • strong written/ verbal communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • excellent organizational skills and ability to meet strict deadlines, demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making skills within a broad framework
  • demonstrated ability to engage and maintain partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
  • proficiency in Microsoft office applications and other education based databases, and experience identifying and using different technologies to support and improve administrative processes.

To deliver on our business requirements, there is a requirement for this position to work in-person. Some hybrid working arrangements may be approved following discussion with your manager if you are successful in this position.

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

Applications (including a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, 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 any documents in alternate formats, please contact Sade Mintah, Recruitment Operations on

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Applications Close

Sunday 16 June 2024 11:59 PM


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

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Full-time employees: 7616

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