Apply to be Centre Manager

Applications are currently open for a Centre Manager to manage the day-to-day and long-term strategic operations of the Laureate Centre for History & Population. You can find more details, including the link to apply, remuneration information, and a full position description by following this link.

In mid 2021 we will appoint a Centre Manager to manage the activities of the Laureate Centre for History & Population at UNSW and provide support to Centre Director Professor Alison Bashford, associated project teams, and other internal and external stakeholders. The successful candidate will be appointed for a fixed-term of five years (0.8FTE).

The Laureate Centre for History & Population is a 5-year Australian Research Council-funded research centre directed by Professor Alison Bashford. Working with Professor Bashford and the Laureate team, the Project Officer/Coordinator will organise conferences, seminars, lectures and workshops, develop and manage communications, contribute to a range of projects at various stages of development, administer budgets, and take responsibility for the Centre website. An understanding of or experience in historical research will be highly regarded.

Applications close on April 30 2021. The successful candidate will commence in mid 2021. Apply here.

About the role

  • $88,782 to $94,709 + 17% Super and Leave Loading (pro-rata) 
  • 5-year Fixed-Term contract – commencing mind June 2021
  • Part-Time – 28 hrs/per week

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Coordinate Centre administration including the organisation of conferences, seminars and lectures, internal workshops and meetings. Manage promotional activities, logistics, minute taking, the management of assigned actions and status reporting.
  • Develop and manage effective communications with key national and international stakeholders, both internal and external to the project, and maintain the Centre’s website.
  • Support Professor Bashford and Centre academic staff in research funding bids, the appointment of personnel, and delivery of Centre projects and initiatives to achieve operational and strategic goals.
  • Support Professor Bashford’s management of related research teams and projects.
  • Contribute to the development of Centre plans and schedules and participate in planning processes as required.
  • Monitor, track and report on the status of deliverables to ensure time, cost and quality metrics are in line with approved plans and budgets.
  • Provide practical and proactive support and administrative services to the Centre team and stakeholders covering proposals for research funding, financials, and file management.
  • Assess and monitor Centre risks and issues and provide solutions where applicable. Assist in the monitoring of research activity and quality.
  • Support adherence to UNSW governance pathways to ensure projects are managed within a defined, consistent and proven set of rules for project development.
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health & safety of yourself or others.  

About the successful applicant (Selection Criteria)

  • Relevant tertiary qualification with subsequent relevant experience or equivalent competence gained through any combination of education, training and experience. An understanding of or experience in historical research will be highly regarded.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail. Some experience in publishing or editing assistance will be highly regarded.
  • Sound stakeholder management skills, with the ability to liaise effectively.
  • Proficiency in the MS Office suite and experience working across a range of computer systems and applications including Zoom, Eventbrite, WordPress and Zotero.
  • Proficient time and workload management skills, with a demonstrated ability to respond to changing priorities, manage multiple tasks and meet competing deadlines by using judgement and initiative.
  • Project experience, including in budget administration and analysis. An understanding of the project life cycle and development of project plans, objectives and documentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively within a team, but also to take initiative and work independently while managing competing demands.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Apply now.

Dr Jarrod Hore, Interim Manager, Laureate Centre for Population & History

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