Project Manager, Operational Development and Governance

Newcastle (Suburb), Hunter Region
16 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
11 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research and Innovation Division
UON Graduate Research
Job Ref No: 3289

About UON
Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle (UON) has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within our regions, throughout Australia and across the globe. This is an exciting time to be part of the University of Newcastle as we embark on our NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025. We are building on strong foundations to realise our 2025 vision to stand as a global leader, distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence, creating a better future for our regions through innovation and impact. Being part of a university on the move gives our people the opportunity to really make a mark in their chosen field.

About the opportunity

UON Graduate Research plays a major role in ensuring the UON has established goals and lead strategies to ensure that UON has a sector-leading Higher Degree by Research (HDR) program, attractive to both domestic and international candidates and is active in engaging with industry and the wider community.

The Project Manager, Operational Development and Governance will play a key role in day-to-day operations of UON Graduate Research, actively contributing to the re-design of existing systems and processes, and implement newly devised work practices to ensure the efficiency of the unit.

In response to legislative changes and the UON's ambitious goals set for Higher Degrees by Research (HDR), there is a need for a re-design of existing systems, processes and the implementation of new systems. This position will be instrumental in leading these developments to ensure UON Graduate Research complies with legislative requirements and continues to provide a high level of service to all stakeholders.

Responsible to the Manager, Operations, the Project Manager Operational Development and Governance will provide high level advice to the Dean of Graduate Research and Manager, Operations in key areas of governance, candidature management and business improvement.

This opportunity is offered on a full-time, 2 year fixed term contract basis.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this position, you will have:

  • Postgraduate qualifications or progress towards postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience; or extensive experience and management expertise; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Proven record of interpreting and applying government and institutional policy, including managing compliance.
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop and implement process improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully working independently and within a team to deliver projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise work and to work effectively to manage competing priorities.

Please note: In accordance with the University's Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found at the link below. It is essential that you address each of the criteria to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.

HEW 8 - $94,839 to $110,645 plus superannuation.

Applications close: Tuesday 11 April 2017

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