Faculty Engagement Manager

Sydney, Australia
21 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 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. 

The Role 

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Corporate Engagement and Advancement is accountable for achieving the strategic goals for the University with regards to domestic student recruitment, corporate engagement, incubation and entrepreneurship, advancement and the Macquarie University brand. The portfolio works in conjunction with Faculties to ensure potential engagement opportunities align with the academic mission and vision.

The Office of Corporate Engagement is currently seeking two high performing candidates to pursue strategic relationships between the assigned Faculty and organisations aligning with its research outcomes and commercial objectives.

The two positions to be filled are:

  • Faculty Engagement Manager, Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Faculty Engagement Manager, Faculty of Arts

Reporting to the Executive Director, Corporate Engagement, these intellectually challenging and pivotal roles will see you bring previous experience in business development and stakeholder engagement to:

  • Identify, grow and deepen relationships between the University’s academic and senior professional staff with external corporate, institutional, and public-sector partners to help qualify and pursue collaborative opportunities
  • Drive targeted engagement efforts for the Faculty across the breadth of corporate partners’ business and research interests, and evaluate and report on these activities
  • Align and co-ordinate Faculty engagement with the University’s broader Corporate Engagement Strategy

Selection Criteria

You will bring several years’ experience nurturing client partnerships and demonstrate commercial acumen.  Highly developed communication skills are essential in this impactful and valued role, as is your ability to bring people on board through your enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity.

You will show how you’ve collaborated with stakeholders at all levels, and navigated matrixed organisations to influence and manage projects in at least one teaching area of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities or Faculty of Human Sciences.  Additionally, you’ll have a track record of delivering business plans and briefs against commercial objectives. 

These are outstanding opportunities to join Macquarie University and support our tradition of innovation and exploration.

Appointment Type: 2 x full time, continuing positions

Applications Close: Wednesday 13 December 2017 at 11.55 pm (AEST)

Applications need to be submitted through Derwent Executive’s online recruitment system via www.derwentexecutive.com.au. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to Derwent Executive’s online system, please contact Sarah Beresford of Derwent on +61 2 9223 1855.

  • Ref 23006 – Faculty Engagement Manager, Faculty of Arts
  • Ref 23007 – Faculty Engagement Manager, Faculty of Human Sciences

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