Portfolio Manager to the Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Innovation

Adelaide, Australia
$107,645 - $111,415 per annum
09 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

About the job

An exciting opportunity exists to join the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Innovation as Portfolio Manager, contributing to the development of strategies and initiatives to advance the University’s research and innovation agenda. This position plays a key role in building and maintaining relationships across the whole of the University, to ensure the effective development and promotion of our research and innovation agenda.

You will play a significant role in generating high level advice to the Deputy Vice Chancellor and will lead a small team. In this dynamic senior role you will coordinate internal and external projects, undertake research and write submissions, provide strategic analysis and policy advice and liaise with stakeholders both within and external to the University to exchange information, and proactively communicate and negotiate on behalf of the Deputy Vice Chancellor.

Skills and Experience

To be successful, you will be a critical thinker with a proven ability to research, conceptualise and analyse information. Highly developed oral and written communication skills are essential, as is the ability to provide strategic, insightful and innovative advice to senior leaders. You will also be a skilled negotiator with a mature outlook and be able to build and sustain stakeholder networks.

If you are excited about working within the Higher Education sector, this is a unique opportunity for someone looking for a diverse and challenging role combined with the scope to work with key decision makers in the University.

Benefits on offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%, and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit unisa.edu.au/workingatunisa. For any queries about the position, please contact Miranda McDonald, Senior Human Resources Consultant on (08) 8302 1777 or via email at miranda.mcdonald@unisa.edu.au.

Applications close: 9.00am Monday 24 October 2016.


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Important Information:

In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% of salary on your behalf. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. This can be clarified during the recruitment process. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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