Institute Manager

Randwick, Australia
03 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Disability Innovation Institute is an important Strategy 2025 initiative to position UNSW at the forefront of international disability scholarship. DIIU provides a unique connection between UNSW scholars, community, industry, services, government and practitioners to fully utilise the creativity and innovation stimulated by the experiences of disability and transform the lives of people with disability. By rapidly expanding our interdisciplinary scholarship within a knowledge exchange approach, the Institute aims to address the current global challenges to the participation and leadership of people with disability in all aspects of contemporary society.

The Institute is distinctive in its whole of university scope as well as its goal for leadership by and inclusion of people with disability.

The Institute Manager works closely with the Interim Director to develop and implement the Institute’s strategic goals and program of work. During 2017-18 the emphasis will be on the establishment of the Institutes’ operations, core projects and engagement infrastructure. The Manager will have a leading role in establishing and managing relationships with key senior stakeholders - including Faculty Deans, researchers, government agencies and community leaders. In addition, the position is accountable for leading the Institute’s business operations, administration and reporting. A key aspect of the role will be ensuring the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of the Institute’s activities.

About the role

  • plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 12 months with possibility of extension
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Institute Manager reports to the DIIU Interim Director with functional reporting to the Faculty Executive Director. The position currently has one direct report (the Administrator, DIIU) but this may be subject to change as the operations of the Institute develop.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A tertiary degree in a relevant area with extensive management experience, or equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience
  •  Excellent oral and written communications skills with the ability to develop sound business relationships with all levels of academic and non-academic stakeholders
  •  Demonstrated skills in research budget development for funding applications and ongoing management of funds
  •  A demonstrated commitment to the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of working and community life.
  •  Experience in project and research management and administration, with demonstrated ability to manage staff 

People with a lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Hanne Bjellaanes


T: (61 2) 9385 6203

Applications close: 11:59pm Wednesday 18th October 2017

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