Manager, Admissions and Scholarships

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 15 Nov 2022

Job no:512981
Work type:full time
Categories:Student Administration / Support Services, Research support, Teaching support and design

Graduate Research School

  • The role will be responsible for planning and developing effective Admissions and Scholarship operations to ensure that the Graduate Research School’s strategic directions are achieved.
  • Full-time appointment on an ongoing basis
  • Base salary range: Level 8 $ 103,364 – $ 112,981 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Graduate Research School (GRS) sits within the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) portfolio. The GRS provides strategic and academic leadership and management to enhance graduate research training at the University. The GRS manages Admissions, Candidature, Examinations and Scholarship allocations for HDR students and applicants, as well as providing skills and professional development to both students and supervisors.

About the opportunity

As the appointee, you will, under broad direction, be responsible for developing and maintaining effective and quality Admissions and Scholarship processes that uphold the academic integrity of UWA. You will be responsible for providing high-level advice and communications on Admission and Scholarship processes to the University community. You will be committed to continual process improvement and will have a strong focus on change management and stakeholder engagement.

About you 

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate :

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Extensive relevant administrative and customer service experience in a large and complex tertiary organisation, working closely with postgraduate research students
  • A commitment to high quality student experience and engagement and an in-depth understanding of associated issues, with the proven ability to contribute to the development of associated strategy
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously to develop and implement operational plans and budgets and the ability to achieve objectives and report on outcomes.
  • High level interpersonal verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a wide client base, to handle sensitive issues and difficult conversations with confidence, tact and discretion, and to successfully negotiate solutions and influence outcomes
  • High level written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to interpret and communicate complex policies, and to draft and write reports and correspondence
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet and email
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage teams and provide career progression, succession and development

Note: Some after-hours work may be required

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:   Manager Admissions and Scholarships - 27 Oct PD.docx

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Tuesday 15 November 2022

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Marelize Ellis at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details : Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for child 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

Advertised:01 Nov 2022 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:15 Nov 2022 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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