Centre Manager

The University of Adelaide
December 14, 2023
Offerd Salary:$95,017 - $106,270
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Contract Type:2 year fixed term
Working Time:Full time
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(HE07) $95,017 - $106,270 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

2 year fixed term contract opportunity for a highly organised Centre Manager to join the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources.

This position can be considered on a part-time (0.5/0.6FTE) or full-time basis.

Working under limited direction, the Centre Manager will be responsible for managing the research, stakeholder engagement and administrative operations of the Centre, including designing and maintaining website, promotion of Centre through social media platforms, budget management and reporting and facilitating and fostering industry collaborations and communications.

This role will work closely with the Centre Director to drive the development of the research program and increase the scientific and public profile and research reputation of the Centre by organising presentations, seminars, and workshops which will include managing venue, travel and accommodation arrangements.

To be successful you will need:

  • Experience in all aspects of project management, with a proven record of successfully managing research or technical projects through to completion
  • Demonstrated experience working in a research/technical environment, including supporting research activities, and preparation and submission of project reports
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team and to develop collaborative teams working in both academic and commercial environments
  • Excellent technical writing skills with experience in writing for various audiences across a range of media, and managing web-sites and social media
  • Highly developed planning and organisational skills, with experience establishing priorities, allocating resources and meeting deadlines
  • Experience in working with industry, including managing industry relevant research & development projects, and engaging and negotiating with partners.
  • Knowledge of relevant major funding schemes (including ARC, CRC, ARENA)
  • Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

    Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

    Your division's broader role

    The Division of Research and Innovation leads the University's research strategic planning. It manages research, partnerships, prioritises investment in strategic initiatives, and responds to changes in the external environment.

    Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/research/about-us/

    If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description. Please include in your cover letter whether you are looking for part-time or full time.

    Applications close 11:55pm, 14 December 2023.

    Please note interviews will be held week commencing 8 th January 2024.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Kannan Govindan, PhD Director, Centre for Sustainable Operations and Resilient Supply Chain (CSORSC), Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (SER) & Adelaide Business School (ABS) P: +61 (8) 8313 3607 E: [email protected]


    Devika Kannan, PhD Deputy Director, Centre for Sustainable Operations and Resilient Supply Chain (CSORSC), Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (SER) & Adelaide Business School (ABS) P: +61 (8) 8313 3616 E: [email protected]

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    The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.


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