Major Programs Manager

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 Jul 2022

Job no:510124
Work type:Continuing - Full-time
Campus:Adelaide, Australia
Categories:Administration, HEO9, Management

(HEO9) $116,557 to $124,698 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Continuing position available

The Manager, Major Programs leads a high performing team in the Research Grants Unit to support researchers and research income generation activities, to enable high impact research aligned with the ‘Future Making’ Strategic Plan.

Research Services provides professional staff support services to the University's Research community in relation to competitive research funding/grant opportunities, research grant administration, applications and awards, research ethics, compliance and integrity management, research contract management and research related reporting and collections such as the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and general and strategic advice to researchers and research leaders.

Working under broad direction and a high degree of autonomy, the Manager, Major Programs oversees the provision of central support to a portfolio of competitive research grant applications and awards (including major strategic opportunities), manages a team of grants unit staff and liaises with senior research leaders in relation to grant related strategies. The Major Programs Manager will provide high-level support in the planning and management for grant development in addition to monitoring and implementing Research Grants, Contracts and Consultancies policy for the University.

To be successful you will need:

  • Substantial experience in research management and administration particularly in relation to competitive grants.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, document, implement and monitor activities designed to improve administrative efficiency and output.
  • Highly developed organisational skills, including the ability to exercise sound judgement, determine priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a high performing team to deliver on operational requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with University staff, external stakeholders, representatives of government and other research granting agencies in order to influence outcomes or decisions.
  • A commitment to, and the relevant skills for, developing and providing a range of research support services.

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 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. Flexible working arrangements are on offer at the University.

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.

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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. 

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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.

Applications will close 11:55pm (AEST) 5 July 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Dale Godfrey
Executive Director (Interim), Research Services
Innovation and Commercialisation Services
P: +61 (8) 8313 3062

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

 HEO9_Major Programs Manager_Final.pdf

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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