Manager, Academy for Continuing Professional Development

Sydney, Australia
12 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part 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.

Within the Faculty of Human Sciences, the Department of Educational Studies aspires to be a leader in education across the life-span. Our mission is to be a global leader in education and an institution of service and engagement which delivers a transformative learning experience and impactful research. We are committed to maximising opportunities for children, families, schools and communities through research, teaching, learning and advocacy.

An initiative of the Department is the recently formed Academy of Continuing Professional Development in Education (ACPDE). ACPDE offers diverse professional development courses from across Macquarie University to NSW teachers, enabling teachers to learn directly from the experts who are leaders in their fields.

The Role 

The Department is currently seeking a Manager, ACPDE to further develop and streamline ACPDE business operations, including the establishment of efficient Academy procedures, processes and systems.

As an experienced business or office manager, you will oversee the Academy’s business and financial operations, ensuring alignment with the Academy’ strategic objectives while maintaining compliance with external regulations.

Your thorough understanding of the changing education environment will enable you to build the Academy’s profile with a diverse range of external stakeholders and identify opportunities to drive business growth. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced manager to be part of the formation and establishment of a Macquarie University strategic initiative, working with a team committed to the Academy’s ongoing success.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, applicants should be prepared to address the selection criteria below through the selection process, including in their covering letter and/or CV: 

  • Demonstrated experience in business, office or administration management, including the development and implementation of procedure, processes and systems
  • Working with a range of stakeholders to plan, co-ordinate, deliver and evaluate a range of projects and/ or programs
  • Remaining well informed of changes to external regulatory requirements and aligning business practices to external requirements.
  • Building strong relationships and/ networks to identify potential opportunities.
  • Understanding of or experience developing/ managing quality assurance protocols for professional development
  • Experience supervising a cross functional team.

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

Salary Package: Will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Appointment Type: part-time (28 hours per week), fixed-term to February 2020

Specific Role Enquiries: Iain Hay, Director, Professional Learning and Engagement on or +61 2 9850 8056

General Recruitment Enquiries: Rohana Nagarajah on or +61 2 9850 8352

Applications Close: Monday 25th June, 2018 at 11:55pm EST

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.