ERA, Engagement and Impact Assessment Manager

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
16 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Reporting Analysis and Data Systems (RRADS)
DVC Research
Reference no. 446/0317

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience within the Australian higher education sector
  • Full time, fixed term for 4 years, remuneration package: $125K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

The DVC Research Portfolio currently includes six groups that support the DVCR and researchers to achieve the University’s research goals. The position will be located within the Research Reporting Analytics and Data Systems (RRADS) group, one of six groups within the Research Portfolio. This position will also be the focal liaison point for the University’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) reporting activities as well as development and implementation of the first full ARC engagement and impact assessment in 2018.

While supported by an ERA Steering group and Operation team, this is a complex role that works across both professional support staff and those academics who provide key advice on research outputs considered for inclusion in the University’s ERA submission.  The manager will be required to work closely with stakeholders across different businesses outside of the Research Portfolio, influencing sustained engagement to ensure appropriate and timely data collection strategies are in place to support and inform wider University strategic objectives and performance indicators. Key to this will be the use of experienced based judgements and specialised expertise in university data collections to support informed and independent decision making aligned to university strategic goals.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for an ERA, Engagement and Impact Assessment Manager who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • leadership in strategy formation and policy development
  • high-level adaptive project management
  • data analysis, data acquisition, information interpretation, presentation and reporting
  • implementing projects and innovative processes across large organisations.

The main challenge for this role will be to coordinate the review of research engagement and impact activities across the University as well as provide timely reports to both internal and external stakeholders.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 29 March 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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