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Senior Mission Development Manager (Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research)

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Work type: Full time, Part time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Management

  • Develop a new mission-orientated collaborative research strategy and implementation plan
  • Build & maintain key contacts with industry, government & external research funding bodies.
  • Drive a strong culture of research excellence, integrity and impact

Salary description: $130,000 + 17% superannuation

The Opportunity

Leading the development and implementation of a new collaborative research strategy inspired by the work of the OECD and CSIRO in developing frameworks for achieving mission-orientated policy and innovation. Enabling the University to deliver world-leading and impactful research responsive to the needs of Tasmanian communities, industry and governments, this role will see you consult widely with senior leaders, industry policy makers and research founders. You will create a mission- oriented framework adaptable to the University context and mobilise key university units (e.g., Tasmanian Policy Exchange, Tasmanian Behavioural Lab) for societal problem-solving.

What’s Required

You will bring to the role extensive experience in developing and implementing a range of research development initiatives (e.g. international, philanthropic and/or mission-orientated), including developing and implementing funding strategies and plans. High level knowledge and understanding of both the Australian higher education sector and the international research environment and funding schemes will be key to your success. Ability to effectively engage with a wide range of stakeholders will be achieved through excellent communication abilities and high-level interpersonal skills.

What’s on Offer?

This full-time, 12 month fixed-term opportunity is offered at a salary range of $130,000 and is based at our Hobart campus. In addition, you will receive 17% superannuation. The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. By joining the University, you’ll have access to staff benefits and discounts for health, fitness, accommodation, and banking to name a few.


About the University

At the University of Tasmania, success takes a quiet determination and adaptability. In turn, this makes us broader, more rounded, multi-skilled thinkers and creative problem solvers, and it sees our institution generate powerful ideas for and from Tasmania. We are more than just a place of learning.  We are a catalyst for economic growth, a beacon for literacy, a champion for health and a guardian of our environment.  We generate powerful ideas for and from Tasmania.  We invite inquiring minds, from near and far, to join us in our pursuit of the extraordinary.

Belong - Be You

People are at the heart of everything we do. Our vision is to ensure that our people feel encouraged and supported to bring their whole selves to work. Fostering diversity and inclusion is our key priority, supporting our communities to come together in ways that empower connection, learning, belonging and growth. Celebrating the strengths that diversity brings will enable us to achieve our vision and mission. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.

How to Apply?

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you.

  • Please provide your up-to-date resume,
  • A 1 to 2 page cover letter outlining your suitability, alignment with the core capabilities and motivation for the role

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Anthony Koutoulis

Download File Senior Mission Development Manager Position Description.pdf

Applications close 11:55pm, Sunday 21st July 2024.

The University of Tasmania strongly encourages employees to maintain COVID-19 vaccination in line with relevant Australian Government health advice.

To be eligible for this position, you are required to hold Australian or New Zealand Citizenship, permanent residence or a valid visa that enables you to fulfil the requirements of this role.



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