General Manager: UniSA Business

Updated: 17 days ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 25 Mar 2021

  • Lead strategy and business outcomes at Australia’s University of Enterprise
  • Full-time, 3 year fixed term contract based in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Senior leadership role with UniSA Business academic unit


Australia’s University of Enterprise

At UniSA, we educate global professionals ready to create and inspire change, and we deliver research that is informed by end users, as well as inspired by global challenges and opportunities, to deliver economic and social prosperity. You’ll enjoy a dynamic and agile culture, with a “can do” attitude, which thrives on breaking new ground.

About UniSA Business

UniSA Business prepares students for global careers, creating the new breed of business professionals committed to discovering fresh ways of thinking and making smart, sustainable decisions. Our researchers are thought leaders who engage in world-class research and share their insights with students, industry and government partners. We offer a suite of innovative programs in disciplines including accounting and finance, marketing, management, tourism and events, and property, as well as our Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive Education programs.

About the Job

Reporting to the Executive Dean (UniSA Business), the General Manager will:

  • Lead the process for development and implementation of annual business plans and strategic development and improvement projects delivering on the strategic goals, culture and service priorities of the Academic Unit and wider University
  • Oversee operational management of UniSA Business, providing strategic, commercial, budgetary, policy and governance support and advice to ensure appropriate support services and resources
  • Lead, manage and mentor professional staff to provide excellent service delivery and operational support to the teaching programs and research activities
  • Develop strong relationships with Deans of Programs, the Dean of Research, Communications and Marketing, and UniSA International to support undergraduate and postgraduate student recruitment plans for the Academic Unit’s programs
  • Manage the industry/professional accreditation requirements of the relevant disciplines within the Academic Unit in collaboration with the Deans of Programs and Dean of Research

Skills and Experience

  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications and/or equivalent experience in a multi-disciplinary environment managing large scale resources
  • A leadership track record of successfully managing multi-disciplinary and resilient teams supported by constructive leadership and performance development
  • Strategic planning experience incorporating workforce planning and resource allocations
  • Successful achievement in leading, motivating and managing effective partnerships with diverse internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to analyse and navigate complex funding arrangements, demonstrate commercial acumen, develop business cases and lead systemic compliance with policies and procedures
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, together with experience navigating complex funding arrangements, developing business cases and leading systemic compliance with policies and procedures

Benefits and Culture

We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes generous superannuation contributions, relocation support and a range of other benefits including a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance and enviable lifestyle working and living in Adelaide .

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA . The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Bernie Dyer, Senior Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at recruitment@unisa.edu.au using job reference number 2854.

Applications close: 11.30pm Thursday 25 March 2021

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.
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Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

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