Program Manager, Education

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: City West Campus, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

  • Full time, 2-year fixed term role

  • Oversee delivery of SQA scholarship programs, develop and deliver new programs

  • $109,663 - $123,674 + 17% super

About the opportunity

As the Program Manager Education, you will lead the delivery of Sydney Quantum Academy’s (SQA) scholarship program and establish and deliver programs to build the quantum talent pipeline.

Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, you'll play a key role in achieving the SQA’s education and training objectives and goals.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • deliver the SQA PhD Scholarships program and Undergraduate Research Scholarships program, including managing the application and selection processes, forecasting and post-award.

  • develop and refine other talent development programs and initiatives, including for undergraduate students

  • collect, analyse and report on data for the talent pipeline

  • provide strategic advice on education programs, including input for marketing and website content.

  • prepare and deliver the annual business plan for education programs

  • build relationships with partner university stakeholders; both academic and professional staff

  • provide leadership, support, and coordination

  • maintain the SQA fellowships program, and project manage any future rounds should funding allow

  • manage ad hoc projects, such as funding applications or new education programs

About you

  • experience working in the higher education sector, preferably in education programs, scholarships, or project management

  • experience project managing large complex projects

  • able to work autonomously and to solve problems

  • proven abilities in working to tight deadlines and managing various demands

  • experience in controlling expenditure for budget tracking, and managing invoice payments

  • well-developed negotiation, conflict resolution, relationship building and influencing skills

  • strong numeracy skills and communication skills

About the Sydney Quantum Academy

The Sydney Quantum Academy is a joint venture between The University of Sydney, The University of New South Wales, Macquarie University and University of Technology Sydney, to establish Sydney (and Australia) as a global destination for talent, investment and innovation in relation to quantum technology and the future quantum economy.

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 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, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page. 

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Lee Coleman, Recruitment Operations, on 02 8627 7741or by email to

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