HDR Manager

Sydney, Australia
07 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie is the University of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

Higher Degree Research Office

The Higher Degree Research Office (HDRO) manages the administration of the University's Higher Degree Research (HDR) Degrees, including the MRes program. The HDR Operations Team is responsible for the management of the full student cycle of research and research training pathway programs for domestic and international candidates. It supports HDR candidates in their enrolment, progression and completion of their Research and/or Research Pathway Degrees.

The Role

An exciting and challenging opportunity currently exists for a HDR Manager (Scholarships and Management) within the Higher Degree Research Office.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Higher Degree Research Partnerships and Scholarships you will:

  • Manage a team to provide information and support for staff and students across the HDR Scholarship life cycle including the provision of policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Contribute to the planning and development of HDR Projects and activities to deliver the HDR strategic objectives.
  • Develop, implement and re-evaluate rules, policies, procedures and guidelines related to HDR scholarships
  • Build and manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders;
  • Coordinate HDR events and marketing activities HDR prospective candidates, Cotutelle and Joint PhD scholarships programs.
  • Provide support and advice to the Executive Director and Deputy Director, HDRO on matters relating to HDR scholarships;
  • Coordinate and track scholarship program performance against HDR key performance indicators.
  • Coordinate the University's Annual Progress Report (APR) process for HDR students.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process:

  • Degree in a relevant field and/or extensive relevant experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Australian Higher Education environment specifically relating to Higher Degree Research.
  • Knowledge and understanding of University/HDR and management systems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of HDR research scholarship schemes, HDR reporting systems, databases in an Australian Higher Education environment with the University's research profile.
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory requirements (e.g. ESOS, AQF, Autonomous Sanctions Act, Code of Conduct for Responsible Research etc).
  • Demonstrated experience in working with research scholarship schemes and projects.
  • Experience in managing a team.
  • High level communication skills with exemplary interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated success working in a team environment and collaborating with a range of stakeholders.

Salary Package:  from $96,328 to $107,187 (HEW Level 8) plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: full-time, continuing

Specific Role Enquiries: Barbara Watson, Deputy Director, HDR Partnerships and Scholarships on barbara.watson@mq.edu.au

General Recruitment Enquiries: Jason Abbott, HR Graduate Intern on jason.abbott@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Friday, 21 July 2017 at 11:55pm (AEST)

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.