Manager, UQ Ventures

University of Queensland
July 18, 2024
Offerd Salary:$5.75
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  • Entrepreneurship (UQ Ventures)

  • Be part of an organisation with a meaningful purpose and impact

  • Join a university ranked in the world's top 50

  • 17% superannuation contributions and 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Based at the picturesque St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    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, real-world impact.

    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

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options

  • 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

  • Discounted parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    We are seeking for a UQ Ventures Manager for the day-to-day operation and ongoing development of UQ's suite of entrepreneurship programs and events, with a focus on ideation and validation (programs) and increasing opportunities for students.

    This role develops comprehensive program materials to support learning outcomes and facilitate outreach activities. This position also will supervise team members, oversee communication and engagement with UQ's entrepreneurship mentor network, internal and external stakeholders, and coordinate activities of the Chief Student Entrepreneur and Ventures Ambassadors.

    Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and deliver an annual calendar of events for Ventures, including program and promotional materials, and resourcing plan in line with the Entrepreneurship Strategy.

  • Deliver the Ventures programs in their current or future approved format, including Curiosity, LeadHers, Validate, Sustainability, Food Innovation Challenge, Hackathons, etc.

  • ​Work with the Head, UQ Ventures to engage and coordinate relevant Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and speakers to effectively support the program participants.

  • Deliver high quality programs, workshops and events as indicated by strong support from the local ecosystem stakeholders and UQ community and positive audience feedback.

  • Engage broadly with key stakeholders in the early stage / startup eco- system to ensure that Ventures programs are recognised by, respond to and influence the dynamics of the local startup eco-system.

  • Work with Ventures' broader support functions including Operations, Community Management and Communications functions to deliver events, PR, marketing and event outcomes to reach Ventures key constituencies of potential clients, investors and stakeholders and to promote future program interests.

  • Maintain contact with Ventures program alumni to develop ongoing alumni founder community, and to track achievements such as employment, growth, investment, exits and other relevant information over time.

  • Engage with UQ's teaching and learning community to increase Ventures “pop-up” guest lectures as part of UQ's curricular courses.

  • Support UQ Venture's team of facilitators to develop engaging workshops and continue to improve student engagement across all Ventures offerings.

  • Oversee and own UQ Venture's main KPI and ensure plans and strategies are in place to achieve it.

  • This is a Full-time , 100%FTE Continuing position. At HEW Level 8 , the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range of $108,975.08 to $122,176.31 plus a generous super allowance of 17% superannuation. The total FTE package will be in the range $127,500.84 to $142,946.29 per annum.

    About You
  • A postgraduate degree in business, entrepreneurship, or innovation management and / or equivalent substantial experience in a relevant area.

  • Extensive experience and functional management in program development and delivery of ideation and validation programs and experience and understanding in inspiring, motivating and engaging with students to build entrepreneurial skills and mindset.

  • A strong understanding of entrepreneurial skills and mindset, along with extensive experience in delivering workshops across the breadth of content supporting entrepreneurial learning such as design thinking, lean startup methodologies, pitching and latest trends.

  • Demonstrated experience in designing entrepreneurship and/or sustainability programs for a tertiary education institution.

  • Strong network of contacts and collaborations amongst local, national and global entrepreneurship eco-systems including startup founders, corporates, mentors and investors with demonstrated experience in developing networks, building relationships and operationalising partnerships that deliver high quality outcomes for UQ and the program participants.

  • Demonstrated communication and negotiation skills including the ability to liaise, negotiate and work with staff and stakeholders at all levels.

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare complex documentation and communicate and facilitate with diverse groups within and external to higher education institutions.

  • Excellent staff management, planning and organisational skills, including a demonstrated ability to multi- task, prioritise, establish work priorities, meet timelines, and manage multiple complex projects, programs and events simultaneously with exceptional attention to detail.

  • Desirable

  • Knowledge of University policies, procedures, organisation structures and functions, or capacity to rapidly gain such knowledge.

  • Knowledge of the current and emerging issues in Australian and International tertiary education sector, as well as an understanding of the Australian Government's objectives for entrepreneurship and innovation.

  • Experience working with higher education institutions to deliver multi- disciplinary projects and programs.

  • Experience working with Project Management tools and processes.

  • 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.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Mr Nimrod Klayman (Head, Entrepreneurship) at [email protected]

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    Other Information

    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, people with a disability, or age. 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 closes 18 July 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-39619).

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