Manager, Programs, Suicide Prevention

Sippy Downs, Australia
12 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Role Statement

Salary Level: Classification Level 9 (Salary range A$111,351 to A$116,626 gross per annum plus up to 17% employer superannuation contributions)

Appointment: Full-time, fixed-term for 2 years

USC Vision

USC will be a university of international standing, a driver of capacity building in the Sunshine Coast and broader region, and an unsurpassed community asset.

University Strategic Goals

The University will be:

  1. A comprehensive university of 20,000 students by 2020;
  2. Positioned in the global tertiary education community as a top-100 university under 50 years of age; and
  3. A primary engine of capacity building in the broader Sunshine Coast region, from Brisbane to the Fraser Coast.

Overview of Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute (SCMN-TI)

The Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute is developing into a world-class facility for mental health and neurological research, teaching and associated clinical services. The institute will enable USC to make a major contribution to the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain and mind and be at the forefront of vital research in the areas of ageing and dementia and mental health issues relating to youth and adults alike.

Overview of the Role

Under the broad direction of the Director, SCMN-TI, the Manager, Programs (Suicide Prevention) will play an instrumental role in the implementation of a range of new mental health research programs in areas such as PTSD, TMS, novel treatments, youth mental health, the roll out of an evidenced based suicide prevention program and clinical trials investigating the most promising pharmacological interventions for treating acute suicidal ideation. The role will provide strategic support and advice to maximise and deliver strategic outcomes for the SCMN-TI and the University.

The Manager, Programs (Suicide Prevention) will identify, develop and maintain key strategic partnerships that ensure the specialisation of SCMN-TI is connected across the University and contributes to the successful delivery of applied industry outcomes. This role is responsible for proactively pursuing domestic and international research funding opportunities; promoting the reputation, research activities and strategic growth of the SCMN-TI; reporting on Institute research performance; strategic communications; evaluating the effectiveness of research programs; and making recommendations to improve the programs. The incumbent will also undertake high level project management, develop and implement strategies, policies and procedures that support SCMN-TI research programs, and ensure that the activities of SCMN-TI align with the external policy environment and the priorities of University’s Strategic Plan.

The successful candidate will hold postgraduate qualifications combined with extensive relevant experience in research management. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated experience in engagement, collaboration and working strategically with industry, community and government to develop and translate research through effective working relationships. This role also requires excellent analytical and interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate and influence others to achieve strategic objectives.

Contact for Further Information

Amanda Nuske

Personal Assistant to the Director, Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience - Thompson institute

+61 7 5430 1285

Closing Date

Midnight, Sunday 25 March 2018

To Apply

All applicants MUST provide both a statement of claims and resume/curriculum vitae. 

Information regarding how to prepare your application and write an effective statement of claims is available on our website information for applicants

As part of your role, you may be required to travel to any one of USC's locations.

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USC values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion.

USC strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.