Manager: Research Projects Development (HEO 9)

University of South Australia
May 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:$128,163
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  • Based in the UniSA Research Office at the Enterprise Hub, City West campus

  • Full-time (1.0 FTE), continuing position
  • Starting salary: $128,163 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About You

    You are a trusted, authentic and self-aware people leader with highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to network and build constructive relationships both internally and externally to the University. You exercise discretion, judgement and initiative, and have an excellent record of achievement in leading, coordinating and integrating client focused service delivery across multi-functional teams and units. You are strategic and thoughtful in your approach, and you are passionate about driving a positive and engaged team culture.

    About the Role

    Reporting to the Deputy Director: UniSA Research Office (Operations), you will manage and lead the Research Projects Development Team and play a key role in building strategic relationships with the University community to effectively identify, promote and support external and internal funding opportunities. You will manage the development and implementation of systems and processes that support the growth in and diversification of funding for research projects, and provide strategic advice and options to senior managers on opportunities to increase and diversify the funding portfolio.

    Research at UniSA

    At UniSA, our researchers are thought leaders and change makers. We have big ideas and we ask big questions. We translate our discoveries into solutions that benefit our economy and society. Our approach to research has always been strongly aligned with industry, and we engage in partnerships with business, industry and community, who help to shape the questions we ask. We have built a culture of collaboration that brings our best minds together to solve problems in a multidisciplinary environment. Through our research partnerships, we are developing future industries, creating change and making the world a better place.

    About UniSA

    The University of South Australia is Australia's University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

    Essential Skills and Experience

  • Postgraduate qualifications (or equivalent) and extensive experience in a relevant field or demonstrated equivalent experience, knowledge and skills
  • Significant demonstrated experience in exercising discretion, judgement and initiative, and providing strategic options and advice to senior staff
  • An excellent record of achievement in leading, coordinating and integrating client focused service delivery across multi-functional teams and units
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a large and diverse team including developing, coaching and motivating staff and managing workforce change
  • Proven ability to quickly acquire knowledge and understanding of external policies, procedures and legislative requirements and to provide high level interpretation and advice
  • Extensive knowledge of external funding sources available to research institutions with demonstrated experience in supporting the pre-award management of research grants and fellowships
  • Benefits

    Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A variety of leave arrangements
  • Culture

    As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

    Start Your Unstoppable Career

    For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

    Please address your cover letter to Alex Koszegi, Senior Consultant: Talent Attraction. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 6028.

    Applications close: 11:30pm Sunday 19 May 2024

    Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment. #S-DNI

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