Senior Manager, Graduate Studies

Melbourne, Australia
25 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Swinburne delivers excellence in teaching and research in science, technology, business, law, design and innovation. As a multi-sector provider, there are opportunities to apply for jobs in higher education, vocational education and pathways. Or you can work in professional services to support the delivery of quality education. Find jobs in marketing and communications, customer service, information technology, finance, human resources and administration.

About the job

Reporting to the PVC (Graduate Research and Research Training), the Senior Manager, Graduate Studies is responsible for the broad operational management within Graduate Studies. The daily tasks are, but not limited to, high level planning, monitoring and reporting of activities within Graduate Studies: policy writing and advice; development and implementation; ensuring compliance, overseeing committee work related to higher degrees; oversight of central and faculty based research scholarships; and developing relationships with with external and internal client areas.

This is a full-time opportunity offered on a fixed term basis.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Extensive experience in high level research administration and management at a Faculty/School or at University level.
  • Experience in conceptualising, developing and implementing policies and processes for the purposes of quality improvement as well as high level advice.
  • Excellent knowledge and appreciation of the graduate studies environment and of university organisation with respect to postgraduate research.  

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

What we offer

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

As we are a Child Safe Organisation, all appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.
Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Bernadine Van Gramberg (Pro Vice-Chancellor Research Development & Training) on +61 3 9214 5975.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: 20327
Applications close at 5pm Friday 22nd September 2017

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