Incubator Global Program Manager

Sydney, Australia
09 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

The Macquarie University Incubator develops and runs incubation and entrepreneurship programs for students, researchers and staff from across the university. The Incubator provides a globally recognised, impactful entrepreneur program to support research teams to commercialise and attain impact for society. 

The Role

In this newly created role, the Incubator Global Network Manager will manage the development and global expansion of the Incubator with international incubator partners, connect Sydney-based entrepreneurs and Macquarie University students to international opportunities, and manage collaborative international events.

This exciting role will see you working in collaboration with the Director, Incubation and Entrepreneurship, build and maintain close partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders including clients, entrepreneurs, funding bodies/donors and the international innovation community. You will utilise your strong organisation and project management skills to bring our Global Incubator program to life, and critically evaluate program effectiveness and identify opportunities for continuous improvements. This highly independent role will require travel to Asia, Europe and the USA, and also includes local event management.

This challenging and rewarding role would suit someone with experience in identifying and establishing networks and partnership opportunities in Australia and overseas. If this sounds like you, apply now. For more details see the Position Description below.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for the position, please submit a cover letter (maximum three pages) which addresses the criteria below, and upload this and your CV as part of the application process.

  • Degree in business, management or related disciplines and/or extensive relevant experience.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and success in engaging with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders in multi-faceted, fast-paced and complex organisations.
  • Demonstrate experience in building and managing local and international relationships, networks and partnerships, preferably in the innovation space.
  • Strong organisational skills and end-to-end project management experience, including evaluation of project performance and identifying opportunities for improvements.
  • Experience in successfully developing, designing and delivering international projects and programs that comply with relevant local context.
  • High cross-cultural awareness and communications skills to engage effectively with international stakeholders.

This position requires a Criminal History check and Working with Children check.

Salary Package: From $99,218 to $110,402 per annum (HEW Level 8) plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full time, 1 year fixed-term contract

Specific Role Enquiries: John Shi-Nash, Director, Incubation and Entrepreneurship at   

General Recruitment Enquiries: Lizzy Nguyen, HR Administrator at  

Applications Close: Friday 23 February 2018 at 11:55 pm (AEST)

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

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