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The University of Sydney

School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies
Reference no. 2484/1218F


About the opportunity
The position of School Manager is part of the overall school leadership team consisting of a Head, Deputy Head and other senior staff. It is a conduit into the faculty operational leadership team, where it has input into the faculty strategic plan, governance and decision making in relation to operational needs, which is reflected back in school strategies and operational plans. The position leads the effective and cohesive deployment of systems, processes and practices in the school, ensuring that all people, financial and operational management strategies and practices are sustainable, compliant, consistent with school and faculty strategy, and able to be reported on.


About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a School Manager who possesses:


  • Experience in business, infrastructure, operational and resource management.
  • Experience in people management, with the demonstrated skills to motivate and mobilise small, diverse teams to create a positive workplace culture and achieve organisational outcomes
  • Excellent communication, consultation skills and negotiation skills to drive internal and external engagement
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and deploy effective working relationships across a diverse range of people


Please refer to the Candidate Information Pack for a detailed Position Description. To be considered, it is essential that you upload a resume and address the online selection criteria.


About us
The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies (FEIT) is the fourth largest of the University’s teaching entities with 430 staff across a faculty administration unit and five schools: School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, School of Information Technologies.


The School of Aerospace Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME), is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching Engineering Schools, with degree programs in Mechanical, Mechatronic, Aeronautical, Space, and Biomedical Engineering. The School has a student body of over 1800 students and has seen strong growth in demand for teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australias first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.


We are undergoing significant transformative change, which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

Closing date: 11:30pm 16 January 2019 (Sydney Time)


The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.


The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


02/01/2019 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney Australia 1 Education & Training
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