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Department Manager

Apply now Job no: 500772
Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Administration

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing the Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

The Faculty of Science and Engineering

Macquarie University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering is undergoing a dynamic period of growth from 2017 and beyond. The faculty consists of a newly formed School of Engineering, nine departments and associated research centres.

The Faculty offers true diversity, with more than 500 passionate staff and an engaged student body who are dedicated to the advancement of science and engineering in the 21st century. Each staff member enjoys a distinct place in our team, with recognition for their unique perspective and support for their collaboration goals. This diversity allows us to continue to learn, grow and create in innovative and exciting ways.

The Role

The Department of Chiropractic is seeking a dynamic and experienced manager to partner with our Head of Chiropractic to provide leadership in the day to day running of the Department and to provide professional advice and support to the Department across a broad range of matters.

Responsibilities of this diverse role include:

  • Contributing to development of strategic plans and goals for the Department and implementing operational business plans to support these
  • Planning, managing and reviewing the processes and resources associated with the provision of effective operational support across the full range of Department activities
  • Providing financial advice and managing all budget and financial issues for the Department including liaising with relevant internal and external stakeholders/grant funding bodies
  • Managing a small team of administrative staff
  • An understanding of Health and Safety principles in a clinical setting

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, applicants must address the Selection Criteria below in a separate document and upload the document as part of the application process.


  • A degree in Business Administration and/or relevant experience with advanced knowledge of the higher education sector
  • Demonstrated financial management knowledge and experience including budget preparation, reporting and financial analysis
  • Demonstrated experience planning and allocating physical and human resources to meet business objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to build and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven management/leadership experience and skills and the demonstrated ability to nurture and develop individual and team performance (including through change)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead process improvement initiatives by reviewing procedures, making recommendations and implementing and communicating outcomes


  • Demonstrated experience in higher education, in particular in research administration and grant funding

For further information regarding this role please view the position description.

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a criminal history check.

As this is a re-advertisement of the Department Manager role, if you have previously applied, we ask that you do not resubmit an application.

Salary Package: from $96,328 - $107,186 p.a. (Level 8), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Enquires Contact: Katherine Rodionoff, HR Consultant via e-mail up to 19 July then Rosemary Giuriato, Head of Department via e-mail

Appointment Type: Full time, continuing

Applications Close:  Sunday 30 July 2017 at 11:55pm AEST

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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