School Operations Manager

Macquarie University
March 13, 2024
Offerd Salary:$115,030 to $127,995
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• Lead our high-performing Operations Team for the highly respected and inclusive School of Engineering • Competitive salary with 17% superannuation • Progressive flexible working arrangements


The Faculty of Science and Engineering is seeking a strategic and collaborative Operations Manager to manage, plan and deliver operational and administrative support services for the School of Engineering.

Working within a professional and dedicated team of peers and reporting to the Head of Faculty Operations, you will:

  • Contribute to the development of the Schools strategy and lead the development, drafting and implementation of operational and resourcing plans

  • In consultation with the Dean of Engineering and key stakeholders, build and contribute to the development of the annual School budget and oversee day-to-day financial and budget administration

  • In conjunction with key stakeholders, oversee and manage operational support for staff, students (including HDR's), honoraries, visitors and volunteer's across their respective lifecycles

  • Provide high-quality advice to the Dean of Engineering and support the development of business plans, business cases and applications for funding

  • Lead, coach and develop a team of professional staff and build a service- focused high-performance culture

  • About You

    You will be a strategic thinker with strong leadership capability to build and develop high performing service-oriented teams. You will bring your own management expertise in higher education and administration along with the demonstrated ability to translate strategy into operational plans and guide others in the implementation of these.

    You will possess strong conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills and be known for your sound judgement and decision making and possess the ability to articulate and communicate concepts, information and advice effectively.

    You will have developed strong relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and be comfortable embracing and fostering change. You will have an understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures, along with a commitment to fostering respect and empathy within the university community.

    About Us

    The Faculty of Science and Engineering is a young and dynamic faculty driven by the spirit of discovery. Here we nurture the next generation of science and technology innovators. From a handful of students on the University's first day, the Faculty now serves nearly 6000 students across all our programs.

    The School of Engineering is at the forefront of Engineering education nationally and internationally and is going through significant transformation including the construction of $150 million education and research precinct which will be the home of School of Engineering.

    Our research and teaching addresses the big issues faced by society in Australia and globally – the changing environment, future materials and fuels, biotechnology, cyber security, to name a few.

    Further information about the faculty click here. Information about the School of Engineering click here.

    To Apply

    To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your cv and a separate (2-page maximum) cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification/s and or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrated ability to plan at both strategic and operational levels with organisational skills to negotiate, manage financial and physical resources and ensure the delivery of programs and services

  • Proven ability to work as part of a management team in higher education, provide leadership, and encourage a collaborative and cooperative work environment

  • Extensive experience in building and leading high performing teams with a strong customer service focus and the capacity to embrace and foster change

  • Proven ability to exercise initiative and autonomous judgement along with highly developed conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to innovate

  • Highly developed written and verbal communications skills

  • Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a criminal history check.

    Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing

    Salary Package: Level 8 from $115,030 to $127,995 per annum, plus 17% superannuation

    Enquiries: Meredith Hallgren, Head of Faculty Operations, Faculty of Science & Engineering via e-mail [email protected]

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    13/03/2024 11:59 PM

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

    We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

    Flexible Work

    At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.

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