Manager, Engagement and Business Development

Sydney, Australia
14 May 2018
End of advertisement period
28 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university: one unbound by ivory towers and sandstone walls. Rather, we are focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society, encouraging all to traverse the boundaries of their own perspective and affect change.

Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. A place of constant stimulus and human interaction. Together, we advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions. We’re connecting people across the most diverse fields of knowledge to create bold new possibilities: for their careers, intellectual endeavours, enterprises and the common good. At Macquarie, people become skilled at switching between specialist and generalist mindsets; mastering complexity, thinking holistically and helping to create a better future.

In the Faculty of Business and Economics we are highly engaged with the world around us, applying our knowledge to make a positive impact. Working with our corporate partners, students and alumni, we create and share research that addresses business and societal challenges. We attract independent thinkers from all corners of the globe and draw on our international connections to improve the lives of communities worldwide. Our courses are recognised by key industry bodies and include the country's longest-running and most highly regarded actuarial studies and finance programs. The Sydney CBD campus also delivers post-graduate and executive courses for the Faculty.

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The Role 

Due to recent expansion in our Corporate Engagement office, we are currently seeking a Manager, Engagement & Business Development to join our professional and energetic team. Reporting to the Associate Dean, Corporate Engagement, you will drive the Faculty’s key initiative to engage, partner and development relationships with industry and government in order to advance the Faculty’s research, learning and teaching outcomes.

This new role within in a re-designed portfolio will support the development of the Faculty’s engagement strategy, including professional development and education programs. You will utilise your experience and skills in identifying and developing partnership and business development opportunities to enable the Faculty and the University to meet their objectives.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for the position, you must submit a cover letter (no more than 3 pages) which addresses the below selection criteria and upload this and your CV as part of the application process.

  • Degree and/or relevant experience in business, management or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated understanding of corporate engagement, relationship management and project management principles.
  • Successful track-record in developing and managing partnerships.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills with demonstrated experience in influencing and negotiating with stakeholders.
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience in multi-faceted organisations.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating/ managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated experience working in multi-faceted and complex organisations.

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

Salary Package: From $117,304 p.a. (HEW Level 9), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full time, continuing position.

Specific Role Enquiries: Associate Professor Anne Cooper, Associate Dean Corporate Engagement on

General Recruitment Enquiries: Alex Righton, Human Resources on

Applications Close: Monday 28 May 2018, 11.55 pm (AEST)

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.

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