Industry and Innovation Manager

Randwick, Australia
02 Nov 2017
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26 Nov 2017
Contract Type
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 objective of UNSW’s 2025 Strategy is to become Australia’s global university. Our ambition for the next decade is to propel UNSW into the world’s top 50 universities. We believe that a great university, which is a global leader in discovery, innovation, education and thought leadership, can make a difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

The 2025 Strategy commits UNSW to work with government, industry and the community to translate research advances into social progress and economic prosperity. UNSW aspires to be increasingly known for its focus on innovation, the scale and extent of interactions involving staff, students and alumni with industry, business, government and with our community partners.

To achieve our ambitions we plan to ensure that our organisational support functions operate efficiently across the University. As we realign our organisation and systems to an optimised shared service environment, a wide range of inspiring, challenging and exciting opportunities have been created to support our plans for the future

About the role

  • $101K - $113K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Continuing
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Faculty of Engineering at UNSW is a national and international leader in engineering research and education. It is the largest Engineering Faculty in Australia and through excellence in fundamental and applied research the Faculty aims to be placed in the global top 20 by 2025.

The Industry & Innovation Manager is responsible for developing and fostering strong relationships with industry and other impact partners on behalf of UNSW Engineering, facilitating effective engagement and collaboration between the Faculty and its partners.

Working as a part of a small team of Industry & Innovation Managers, the role works collaboratively with a broad range of external and internal stakeholders. The aim of these roles is ultimately to provide strategic support and assistance at the School level to facilitate and enhance relationships with the School’s industry partners, with the aim of increasing research and industrial training opportunities for the Faculty.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • A degree in a relevant field and extensive relevant experience in industry engagement, ideally in an Engineering Faculty in a leading, research-intensive university.
  • A commitment to high quality university engagement with industry, with an understanding of global best practice and associated engagement models for relevant industry sectors, and a proven ability to contribute to the development of associated strategy.
  • High level interpersonal and verbal communications skills, with demonstrated ability to build effective partnerships and consortia involving multiple industry and academic partners, and to collaborate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the cultural and professional differences and similarities between universities and industrial enterprises, and an understanding of the value of these organisations engaging in the various possible collaborative activities.
  • Established networks of contacts within relevant industry sectors.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously to develop and implement operational plans and budgets, with extensive project management experience and the ability to achieve objectives and report on outcomes.
  • High level written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to interpret and communicate complex information, and to develop and deliver external relations materials with successful results.

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.


Professor Ian Gibson 

Associate Dean (Industry and Innovation), UNSW Engineering 


Applications close: 26th November 2017

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