Manager, Academic Operations

Boroondara, Australia
21 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Newly created opportunity
  • Attractive salary plus generous staff benefits
  • Faculty Central Office for Science, Engineering and Technology

About Swinburne

Swinburne is a place where your work can impact the national economy and wellbeing of our society. We promote diversity, support career development, provide flexibility and offer competitive salary packages.
Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the faculty

Swinburne's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology is at the forefront of the university’s focus on developing innovative solutions to real-life problems. We create graduates who are trained and motivated to make an immediate contribution to the workplace.

About the job

In this newly created role, your key function will be to directly support the Associate Dean (Learning Innovations) (ADLI) in their day-to-day operational functions and decision-making. As our Manager, Academic Operations you will focus on collating all the necessary data and information required to be a key line of advice and support for the ADLI in the areas of education and quality, curriculum implementation and timetable, advanced standing and special courses of study and progress review (banding). With your strong organisational skills, you will be able to manage multiple projects as required by the ADLI or provide support to the ADLI in the execution of any of their key projects. With your keen eye for detail, you may be required to keep track of issues and activities for the ADLI. From time to time, you can expect that you may attend meetings on behalf of the ADLI.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • A bachelor qualification
  • Knowledge of processes and key operational aspects of higher education delivery and accreditation
  • Proven ability to collate information and data into coherent, synthesised recommendations or advice

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


The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 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.

At Swinburne we recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available. You will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets.

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

How to apply

To start an application click on apply at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact full name Angela Carbone (Associate Dean (Learning Innovation)) on 0407 886 791 or via 

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

Applications close at 5 pm Thursday 25th January 2018

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