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Manager, Oodgeroo Unit, Administrative Division

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
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The Manager will be accountable for driving
performance and managing operations of
areas they are responsible for across the Unit.
The Position will form part of the Senior
Leadership team within the Unit. The Manager

will provide high quality information, analysis
and strategic support relating to all aspects of
the Oodgeroo Unit.

The position will be required to keep abreast of
current issues, initiatives, and activities across
the Oodgeroo Unit and more broadly, national
priorities and developments in the higher
education sector.

This position reports to the Director, Oodgeroo
Unit for supervision, workload management
and for Performance Planning and Review

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide support to the Director, Oodgeroo
Unit in the management and administration
of the Unit’s functions having regard to
relevant QUT policies and procedures and
the University’s legal and financial
  • Provide executive advice and project
support to the Director in external activities
including the coordination of strategic
external projects, budget analysis, and
preparation of submissions and reports.
  • Maintain and develop effective working
relationships with key stakeholders across
the University, industry, government, and
community partners, to proactively support
the functions of the Oodgeroo Unit
  • Manage, lead, review, monitor and practise
to ensure services are culturally responsive,
and core functions and performance
indicators are met and achieved.
  • Work collaboratively with senior leadership
to establish performance cultures within the
  • Codesign effective strategies and programs
to improve student enrolment, retention and
  • Provide advice to the Director regarding the
utilisation, management, and evaluation of
resources within the Oodgeroo Unit to
effect business process improvements.
  • Provide support to the Director to
conceptualise, develop and review major
policies, objectives, and strategies relevant
to the Unit.
  • Research and analyse initiatives, trends,
and practices to assist in identifying
emerging issues both within and external to
the Oodgeroo Unit and advise the Director
on relevant matters, recommending
appropriate action as required.
  • Provide effective leadership governance
and supervision within the Oodgeroo Unit
and direct reports.

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement
of systems and practices by proactively
reviewing work processes and liaising with
relevant staff (both internal and external) to
implement such improvements.
  • Develop effective communication and
working relationships with relevant staff at
all levels of the Oodgeroo Unit, and external
to it, to inform influence and improve
practices which increase benefit to
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Work collaboratively with the Learning and
Teaching Unit (LTU) and the Student
Success Group to develop and ensure the
implementation of a successful student
success strategies. This will include all
aspects of student success, including
career development and employment,
retention and case management, support
for academic learning and student
partnership and leadership development.
  • Manage HR recourses financial
responsibilities in line with QUT’s policies
processes and delegations and business
  • Compliance with health and safety policies,
procedures, hazard reporting and safe work

To ensure job flexibility the successful
appointee may be required to:

  • perform any other duties as nominated by
the University consistent with the relevant
classification descriptors detailed in the
Enterprise Agreement. Staff undertaking
any new duties will receive training;
  • participate in job rotation or multiskilling in
consultation with their supervisor;
  • work across campuses

Type of appointment

This appointment will be offered on an
ongoing, full-time basis.


The position is expected to work across both
campuses. Primary location initially will be
Kelvin Grove Campus.

Selection Criteria

1. Education, training and/or experience
equivalent to postgraduate qualifications
combined with relevant work experience.

2. Highly developed communication,
negotiation, and engagement skills to
foster effective professional relationships

and networks, including the ability to
connect and authentically engage with the
Indigenous communities.

3. Proven skills in strategic planning, project
management and the ability to develop
well-written submissions and reports.

4. Proven ability to research, analyse and
interpret data, reports, policy and
procedures in order to provide well-
considered recommendations advice and
service improvements.

5. Proven effective leadership and
management skills that drive, high
performing teams and excellence in
service provision.

6. Demonstrated knowledge and
understanding of Indigenous issues within
the Higher Education sector.

Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is Higher
Education Worker Level 9 (HEW9) which has
an annual remuneration range of $133,814 to
$140,187 pa. Which is inclusive of an annual
salary range of $114,040 to $119,470 pa and
17% superannuation.

In July 2020 QUT staff voted in favour of a
variation to its Enterprise Agreements. The
variations were approved by the Fair Work
Commission in August 2020.

The variation impacts leave loading (for new
staff no loading will be paid or accrued during
the period the variation is in effect), salary
increases (the salary increase which was due
to occur in the first full pay period of December
2020 has been deferred until the first full pay
period of December 2021) and superannuation
(superannuation will be paid to staff as though
the salary increase which would have been
paid in December 2020 has taken effect and,
subject to the rules of the superannuation fund,
a defined benefit member will continue to make
contributions in alignment with the contributions
made by the University). A link to the variation
is here.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a
career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible
benefits. With competitive remuneration
including superannuation, the University offers
real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation
that is proud of its excellent employment
conditions which include but are not limited to:

  • Reduced working year scheme

  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and
financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional development
  • Salary Packaging

Further benefits can be found at the Working
at QUT page.

Information for applicants

The position is open to Aboriginal Australians
and Torres Strait Islander people. For this
position it is a genuine occupational
requirement that it be filled by an Aboriginal or
Torres Strait Islander person as permitted by
and arguable under sections 25, 104 and 105
of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act

This position has been identified by QUT as
being engaged in child related
employment. Appointment to this position is
therefore subject to the provisions of the
Working with Children (Risk Management and
Screening) Act 2000. The appointee will be
required to undergo a ‘Working with Children
Check’ which will assess their suitability to
work with children (defined as anyone under
18 years of age) based on his or her criminal

Delegations for authority for this position are
available at: http://www.mopp.qut.edu.au/Appe

For further information about the position,
please contact Professor Julie Cook, Director,
Oodgeroo Unit on (07) 3138 2054; or for
further information about working at QUT
contact Human Resources on (07) 3138

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please
visit www.qut.edu.au/jobs for reference number

When applying for this position we encourage
you to upload your response to the selection

Applications close: 21 February 2021.

Brisbane City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency


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