Academic Services Division
Bring your policy or legislative higher education experience to join us in a leadership role with responsibility of the curriculum management system.
Join our strong supportive team while working closely with the executive leadership.
Belong to a vibrant community where your work genuinely makes an impact
Based at our St Lucia campus
As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.
Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.
Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:
26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave.
17% superannuation contributions.
17.5% annual leave loading.
Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid working options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight.
Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family.
On campus childcare options.
Cheap parking (from just $5 a day).
Salary packaging options.
About This Opportunity
The Manager, Academic Policy and Programs manages a team that provides support for the University's curriculum management system (Jac) and the committee decision making process, including the implementation of these outcomes. The role provides secretariat and governance support for Committees of Academic Board and the incumbent will be required to provide high level advice to University staff on academic program and related policy development.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Management of staff, including conducting performance appraisals and identifying and supporting staff development needs.
Overseeing the development, implementation, and review of new and focused quality improvements to administrative systems in order to support the functions of the Academic Policy and Programs Unit and develop strategic initiatives and identify issues and opportunities for the unit.
Ensuring the planned activities and priorities of the Academic Policy and Programs Unit are aligned with the strategic direction of both ASD and the University and are reviewed annually against operational targets.
Overseeing and advising on the use of the curriculum management system (Jac) including the quality of the data and liaising with stakeholders to identify and negotiate possible enhancements to the system and how Jac interacts with other University student information systems.
Liaising closely with the President of the Academic Board, the Secretary of the Academic Board and other senior University officers to support and coordinate the work of the Academic Board and its committees, including providing oversight of support for reviews of Schools, Institutes, University Centres, and generalist degrees.
Providing high-level secretariat services and expert advice to members of the University's Senior Executive including the President of the Academic Board, on academic program policy matters and relevant government legislation requiring interpretation of complex issues and reliance on detailed knowledge of academic programs and related policies, and the University's legislative requirements.
Liaising with external areas in relation to matters relevant to Academic Policy and Programs, such as the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), and the Australian Career Information Register (ACIR).
Establishing and maintaining effective consultative networks, both within and external to the University.
Managing the budget for the Unit through preparing budget estimates and monitoring expenditure, including management of budgets for special projects and initiatives. The position has a financial delegation of $20,000.
Undertaking specific project work, as required by the Deputy Director Academic Services and the Associate Director Student Conduct and Policy.
The position reports to the Associate Director, Student Conduct and Policy.
This is a full-time, continuing position.
At HEW level 8 , the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $105,338.31 to $118,280.70, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $123,245.82 to $138,388.42 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases.
Postgraduate qualifications with significant relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.
An excellent track record in leading, managing, developing, and motivating a team, including establishing clear responsibilities and accountabilities.
An understanding of a higher educational institution's legislative frameworks, in particular its governance structures and academic and administrative policies, with demonstrated experience in providing secretariat support and advice to high level committees.
Highly effective interpersonal skills, as well as effective liaison skills needed to establish and maintain networks within and external to the University.
High level organisational and administrative skills and an ability to work with limited direction, and to exercise initiative, discretion, and sound judgement.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated expertise and experience with management information systems including the ability to manage projects and negotiate agreements on complex issues with a diverse range of stakeholders.
In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:
Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.
For more information about this opportunity, please contact Rowena Bower at [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.
Want to Apply?
All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:
Statement addressing the ‘About You' section
At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]
If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.
Applications close 23 November 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-32412). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for 29 November 2023.