Program Manager/Dean Academic

Magill, Australia
10 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About the job 

In this new and key strategic role in the Office of the Dean: Academic, you will oversee project initiatives and activities that aim to meet the teaching and learning objectives of the Division, and lead to enhanced graduate employment outcomes through the pursuit of student placements and industry based learning opportunities.

You will research and critically analyse trends and practices, provide high level advice and recommendations, develop strategic and comprehensive business plans in consultation with key stakeholders across the Division, lead and manage the implementation of those projects, and report upon their milestones and progress. You will ensure that the Division’s programs are aligned with industry requirements and student demands, and you will also build trusted relationships with program stakeholders in each of the Division’s Schools.

Skills and Experience 

You will have a postgraduate qualification coupled with prior experience leading and managing a team, including the development of a positive team culture. You will also have prior experience in the development of written briefings, project plans, complex reports and presentations, and extensive experience in project management and leadership at a high level within an organisation.

You will have an extensive understanding of the university’s teaching and learning framework, and demonstrate an aptitude for persuading, influencing and negotiating with key stakeholders. Your strong research and analytical ability, highly developed interpersonal skills, and capacity for balancing competing demands will ensure your success in this role.

A University of Enterprise 

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions. We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

Benefits on offer 

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%, and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your application 

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Miranda McDonald, Senior Recruitment Consultant, Recruitment Central on +618 8302 1700 or via email to

Applications close: 5:00 pm Wednesday 31 January 2018

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In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% of salary on your behalf. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. This can be clarified during the recruitment process. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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