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If you're a bright, energetic, out-of-the-box thinker seeking a distinctive environment in which to flourish then the University of Canberra wants to hear from you.

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Operations Manager

Apply now Job no: 494396
Work type: Professional
Location: Bruce
Categories: Project Management

Are you a highly skilled, energetic and a passionate Operations and People Manager? This role will be responsible for leading and developing a multi-functional team responsible for the management of operations including staff development, finance, planning, school executive support, risk and governance. Reporting to the Faculty Manager, you will be working with the senior management within the Faculty, to establish best practices in planning and implementation of operational matters, develop, implement and review operational policies and procedures, oversee external engagement, communications & marketing, risk & compliance, research activities and administration of a very busy Faculty, and be responsible for the continuous improvement of business processes.

This is an exciting opportunity to showcase your experience and is a true gateway to a successful career. The role is vital to the business in leading the development and implementation of programs and projects, while ensuring alignment and coordination with a fast growing, highly innovative Faculty within the University of Canberra.

As the successful candidate, you will need strong operational, financial and people management skills. You will also have a positive ‘can do’ attitude, be able to exercise strategic thinking and create an innovative and flexible approach to problem solving across different functional areas.

To thrive in this position, you will have a demonstrated experience working in a multi-faceted, complex organisation within a culturally sensitive environment. In addition, you will uphold an empathic and professional demeanour, especially when working with diverse backgrounds, including international students. Finally, critical to the success of this role will be excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with proven experience in building and maintaining professional relationships.

The University of Canberra is a university with fierce ambition. Our continued success in research and education has been internationally recognised, resulting in UC becoming the world's fastest rising university in the nation and the world (QS, 2019).

The Faculty of Science and Technology drives the University’s renewed focus on the science and technology disciplines to produce courses that meet the rapidly changing demands of the job market. Strong ties and ongoing consultation with government, industry and the community ensure that our courses reflect the needs of employers and that our graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be in high demand.

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer, offering excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on-site gym, on-site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

The University of Canberra is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

To be considered for this position your application must include your resume demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description.

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview through a platform called Sonru. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Ms Shubhra Aurita Roy, Faculty Manager on 02 6206 8844 or via email

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Recruitment team on 02 6180 8020 or email

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Thursday 27 February 2020

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