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Manager, Academic Administration

University of Southern Queensland - Brisbane Grove, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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  • Drive business improvement and change management in academic administration
  • Lead and mentor a large and diverse team
  • Provide high level, strategic advice to Faculty management

As we continue to build on our signature strength of flexible, innovative education through the transformation of our teaching and learning and strengthening the student experience, we are seeking a highly capable leader to oversee the professional support functions and services of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.

As Manager, Academic Administration you will lead and mentor a broad and diverse team to ensure the effective implementation of the Academic Plan and University strategies in the achievement of optimal academic outcomes. A key management role within the Faculty, you will provide expert, strategic advice on the day-to-day delivery of support services to academics and students and Faculty plans, actively engage in activities that ensure compliance with relevant policies and processes, and build and maintain close connections with key academic staff (both within the Faculty and across the University) through committees, working groups and other undertakings. 

About you

You’ll be autonomous, adaptable and naturally look for better ways of doing things to ensure the continuous improvement of the academic program support services. You’ll be a relationship builder, mentor and influencer with well-regarded interpersonal skills and demonstrated success in building and leading highly engaged, effective teams. 

Whilst knowledge and experience of academic offerings and / or the higher education sector will be a distinct advantage, what will be most important will be your proven track record in working within a large, complex organisation to deliver a highly effective, contemporary administrative support function. A critical thinker, you’ll be comfortable in anticipating and identifying strategic risks, challenging assumptions and driving process improvement while taking your team on a change journey to enable the Faculty to continue its evolution in line with University strategy. 

Please note, appointment will be made to the position title of Academic Program Support Manager. 

About us

In our mission to be Australia’s leading regional University, USQ provides education worldwide from three physical locations in Southern Queensland, online, and through a number of outreach hubs and national and international education partners. The core values of respect, integrity and excellence guide and unite the USQ community in its vision to be renowned for innovation and excellence in education, student experience, research and engagement.

Industry booms, rapid job growth, shorter work commutes, and a sub-tropical climate with a quality and ease of lifestyle that is the envy of most – these are just some of the reasons why South-East Queensland is fast becoming the ideal place to live and work for many.

Join us and be part of a University that is committed to creating and sharing knowledge, transforming lives and solving the problems that matter to the world.

This position may be based at our Toowoomba or Ipswich campus.

Contact Hardus Venzke (Faculty Executive Manager) on telephone +61 7 4631 2328 or email hardus.venske@usq.edu.au to discuss the opportunity further. 

Brisbane Grove, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training


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