Partner Engagement Manager

Magill, Australia
07 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based in the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Magill campus
  • Full time, five (5) year fixed term contract 
  • Salary range: $96,150 - $108,705 per annum (plus super)

About the Job 

As the University of Enterprise, the University of South Australia (UniSA) truly values engagement with government, community organisations and businesses both large and small – partnering to undertake research that has impact and helps those groups achieve their goals, developing opportunities for students, and harnessing the expertise of successful organisations and their resources.

The Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences has developed strong partnerships with Federal and State government departments (Defence, Health, Education, Transport and Infrastructure, and Social Services), community organisations (Uniting Communities, Helping Hand, Beyond Blue) and businesses (Samsung, Saab, FMG Engineering), and we are keen to do so much more. In this position, you will identify and work with a diverse range of external organisations to truly understand their business needs and how UniSA can support those needs, to foster sustained mutually rewarding partnerships. Critical to this endeavour is developing a deep understanding of our own talented researchers, and helping them to identify opportunities to work with new organisations as well as grow existing relationships. 

Skills and Experience 

To be successful in this role, you are likely to have experience in the not-for-profit or service sector partnering with a range of external enterprises. A background in or understanding of the social sciences or humanities would also help you align the Division with appropriate partners, and enable you to think creatively in pursuing partnering opportunities. Ideally, you will have the ability to understand the offerings of the Division, and align their value to the priorities of current and prospective partners. 

A University of Enterprise 

UniSA is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for impactful research and 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 higher education institutions. We have a culturally diverse staff cohort and a worldwide alumni network. We are committed to international research and education activities and student mobility opportunities.  We pride ourselves on producing graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the global workforce. 

Benefits on Offer 

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge.  Our staff value being 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 Julie Bennett, Recruitment Consultant, Recruitment Central on +618 8302 1700 or via email to using job reference number #1155

Applications close: 9.00am Friday 27 April 2018


Important Information:

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In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading, and other beneficial employment conditions. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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