Your New Role
As an integral part of the IMOS executive team, this role will see you effectively manage contracts, operational and financial aspects of the IMOS program of work. Collaborating with the IMOS Director as a trusted advisor, you will effectively manage the annual resources (over $60 million) and develop planning, reporting and policy documents in accordance with the IMOS funding agreements and strategy. Responsible for preparing and developing briefing papers for the Director and the IMOS Board, you will provide business management support, assistance and advice on matters relating to governance, contracts, operations and finance to enable effective utilisation of IMOS resources. Effectively engaging with research agencies, industry collaborators, funding agencies and government will see you succeed in this mission critical role.
About the University
The University of Tasmania is building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social and culture future of Tasmania, and from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage. We work in a unique setting and actively partner with the communities in which we live, in support of a healthy, civil and sustainable society. The Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) is a national collaborative research infrastructure, supported by the Australian Government. It is operated as an unincorporated joint venture (UJV), with the University of Tasmania as Lead Agent (http://imos.org.au/). IMOS provides a national, multi-institutional capability to undertake systematic and sustained observing of the marine environment, from the open ocean onto the continental shelf and into the coast, and across physical, chemical and biological variables.
What You’ll Need to Succeed
With highly developed leadership skills, you will lead a team and provide effective management and oversight of the IMOS office. Demonstrated experience with project management and corporate governance processes in a large organisation will enable you to navigate the complexities of the program. Ability to independently research, analyse and make recommendations on complex subjects or in areas relevant to IMOS’s domains of interest will lead to provision of strategic advice and collaboration with the board. Excellent organisational skills and the ability to adapt your communication style across multiple stakeholder groups will be critical to your success. To increase the impact of IMOS scientific data and research outputs through application to policy-related issues, you will demonstrate ability to identify avenues to increase the impact of IMOS in the community.
What’s on Offer?
On offer is a full-time opportunity, with a competitive remuneration package including 17% superannuation and assistance with relocation, if required. With our unique location and complex history, we have both an obligation and opportunity to make a global contribution. People are at the heart of that contribution. We focus on building a workplace culture where we come together in a way that empowers us all to connect, belong and grow. We provide more than a great place to work. Our people enjoy a wide variety of benefits and services including flexible work arrangements, salary packing options and substantial paid leave entitlements to name a few.
How to Apply?
If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. Please provide your up-to-date resume and a cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role and how your skills and experience align with success criteria. For further information about this position, please contact Michelle Heupel, Director IMOS Michelle.Heupel@utas.edu.au
We celebrate the strength that diversity brings. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.
Applications close 11:55pm Sunday 14th August 2022
PD-IMOS General Manager 4 July 2022.pdf
COVID-19 Update: The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians. Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.
To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.