Portfolio Manager - Workforce Programs, Defence Trailblazer for Concept to Sovereign Capability

The University of Adelaide
February 14, 2023
Offerd Salary:$131,306 - $139,945
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Contract Type:Fixed term position
Working Time:Full time
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(HEO10) $131,306 - $139,945 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Full Time Fixed term position until June 2026. Location: SA, NSW or ACT

This is a fantastic opportunity be part of the Defence Trailblazer for Concept to Sovereign Capability - a collaborative partnership between the University of Adelaide and UNSW. This opportunity is also advertised by UNSW.

The Portfolio Manager, Workforce Programs will work within the Workforce, Innovation and Culture stream to oversee important programs of work designed to leverage the expertise in UoA and UNSW to support industry R&D activities, upskill the defence industry workforce of today and shape the workforce of tomorrow:

  • Staff mobility program.
  • Industry Higher Degree Research program.
  • Workforce upskilling including cyber security upskilling and assurance programs.
  • Vocational Education and Training pathways.
  • Student and alumni engagement programs including Work Integrated Learning.
  • The successful candidate will be well versed in collaborating with various internal and external stakeholders remotely and in person. This role calls for a strategic and proactive individual who also has the confidence to take initiative and work independently at high level.

    To be successful you will need:

  • Substantial experience managing multiple complex programs including program planning, goal setting, budgeting, reporting and stakeholder engagement.
  • Demonstrated experience working in industry and/or with industry partners.
  • Highly developed networking, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills with the ability to provide solutions to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities involving diverse interest groups/stakeholders, while exercising tact and discretion.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills and the ability to relate to a wide range of university staff, students and other stakeholders at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively within a team, but also to take initiative and work independently.
  • Qualifications:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification with subsequent relevant experience or equivalent competence gained through any combination of education, training and experience.
  • The successful candidate may be required to hold or attain an Australian government security clearance.
  • Knowledge and experience in the higher education, Defence and/or defence industry sectors is desirable.

    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 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 or selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, 14 February 2023.

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

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Heather Nicoll General Manager Workforce, Innovation & Culture P: 0403 469 041 E: [email protected]

    You'll find a full position description below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

    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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