Faculty Operations Manager

Sydney, Australia
05 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Fantastic opportunity to offer your leadership and stakeholder management experience
  • Work with supportive and dedicated team
  • Full-time, continuing

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 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. 

One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie's Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future.  Our research is gaining global recognition and with two research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them. 

The role

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced manager to support the Faculty General Manager in operational management professional services within the faculty, with particular responsibility for the business process improvement.

The successful candidate will work closely with all of the professional staff within the Faculty and its twelve Departments in order to identify and deliver process improvements, facilitate process change and work with end users across the Faculty to ensure effective implementation. The role will also handle transactional processes on behalf on the Faculty General Manager including HR, Finance, IT, Facilities and other matters of day-to-day operation..

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, please apply online with your CV and cover letter (1-2 pages) addressing the selection criteria below:

  • Degree or relevant experience in business, management or related discipline;
  • Knowledge and understanding of understanding of business process engineering frameworks, tools and/or techniques;
  • Experience in business process improvement in multi-faceted, complex organisations (preference for formal process improvement methodologies, e.g. Six Sigma);
  • Demonstrated experience in providing significant input to strategic and operational planning
  • Demonstrated ability to build and manage working relationships with managers and operational staff;
  • Demonstrated ability in influencing senior stakeholders and in a matrix managed organisations to driving business improvements, communicate complex information to a range of audiences;
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating/managing multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Experience managing staff and setting their performance development directions;
  • Strong project management and process improvement skills;
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills.

For further information, please view the position description below.

Enquiries: Neil Durrant, Faculty General Manager at neil.durrant@mq.edu.au

Salary Package: From $99,218 to $110,402 p.a. (HEW Level 8), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing

Applications Close: Sunday 25th February 2018 at 11:55pm

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.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.