Program Manager, Culture Strategy

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
12 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Office of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal
Reference no. 578/0317

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in managing complex projects
  • Remuneration package: $148K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

Located within the Culture Strategy team, you will provide overall program management for the implementation of the University’s Culture Strategy, specifically managing the progress of various projects/work streams and is accountable for the overall progress of Strategies 6, 7 and 8 of the 2016-20 Strategic Plan. In partnership with the Director, Culture Strategy and the Culture Taskforce the position will negotiate with project leads to define the nature, scope, timelines, milestones and key deliverables needed to achieve Strategies 6, 7 and 8. The position will coordinate the Culture Taskforce and liaise between the portfolios and faculties to achieve delivery of the strategy. The position will ensure strategic relationships and communications with the Vice-Principal (Strategy), DVC Indigenous Strategy and Services, DVC Education, DVC Research, DVC Registrar, Faculties and Professional Service Units (e.g., Human Resources).

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. We are looking for a Program Manager who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • program management, managing complex projects
  • managing a diverse group of key stakeholders on large or complex projects and the ability to develop/cultivate productive relationships
  • planning skills, coupled with a general understanding of the project life cycle, project documentation, project standards and methodologies
  • application of project management competencies including scope, time, cost, quality, HR, communications, cost, risk, procurement and integration
  • project managing multiple work streams, or leading complex projects, and an ability to work to strict deadlines and manage various demands.

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 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 26 April 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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