Biodiversity Hub Manager, Sydney Environment Institute

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime

  • This is an exciting opportunity to join a world-leading research institute, committed to tackling the significant environmental challenges we face 

  • Part time (0.8 FTE), fixed term contract until December 2024

  • Full time base salary $117,116 - $132,079 + 17% superannuation (pro-rata to 0.8 FTE)

About the opportunity

The Sydney Environment Institute (SEI) is commencing a new program of work to accelerate multidisciplinary research in the biodiversity space. Alongside climate change, biodiversity loss is recognised as the gravest environmental challenge we currently face.

In recognition of the biodiversity crisis, there is increasing momentum and interest in biodiversity, notably from government and industry. This includes the Nature Repair Act and Nature Positive Plan, reforms to the EPBC Act and likely new nature disclosure requirements. 

As the Biodiversity Hub Manager, you will be responsible for managing the implementation of a suite of initiatives with researchers across the University and beyond, and building further opportunities for the University of Sydney’s engagement in biodiversity research.

Reporting to the General Manager, Sydney Environment Institute, and collaborating with other members of the SEI team, your key responsibilities will be to:

  • build on existing foundations to accelerate a suite of multidisciplinary biodiversity research projects, including in urban biodiversity and the intersection of the climate and biodiversity crises

  • build new research collaborations between USYD academic staff from different faculties, schools and disciplines, and with external partners

  • coordinate and advise on submissions to inquiries and prepare policy briefs for government on research findings 

  • support the identification, development and submission of funding applications for research projects 

  • oversee project financials, monitor budget expenditures and coordinate external funding opportunities

  • cultivate new relationships with industry, government and community partners. 

This position offers flexibility for either a full-time role or a preferred 0.8 FTE part-time.

About you

Are you ready to support the establishment and implementation of the Biodiversity Hub at the Sydney Environment Institute? This role offers a unique opportunity to manage project processes, resources, and stakeholders while fostering effective collaboration across the University in pursuit of impact.

We are seeking candidates with:

  • strong project management skills, including experience managing large and complex projects with multiple work streams and diverse stakeholders

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate complex concepts and processes clearly, and adjust communication styles for different stakeholders

  • excellent organisation skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and balance competing priorities to deliver outcomes within tight timeframes

  • an understanding of the biodiversity crisis and how industry and government are addressing it 

  • relationships with relevant stakeholders, ideally in government and/or industry 

  • working knowledge and experience within research, ideally in higher education settings would also be advantageous.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the reasons for the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. 

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter addressing the core competencies in the ‘about you’ section, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page. 

For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard.  Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Rachel Strong, Recruitment Operations by email [email protected]

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Applications Close

Sunday 14 April 2024 11:59 PM

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