Senior Operations Manager

Mar 12, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The University of Queensland's School of Economics

Organisational Environment

The University of Queensland's School of Economics is a leading provider of economics education in Australia, with a strong reputation for research and teaching worldwide.

Located on the St Lucia campus as part of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, the School is home to more than 1800 domestic and international students, 17 professional staff and 70 active teaching and research staff. Its accomplished scholars claim a large share of Australia's economics honours, national teaching awards, competitive research grants, fellowships, publications and media coverage.

The School of Economics is consistently ranked in the top five per cent of economics research institutions internationally. It is among the leading economics research departments in Australia, with all research ranked as well above or above world standard by the 2015 ERA assessment. The School also has an established research centre and an active seminar and visitor program, providing exposure to researchers from around the world.

The School's high-quality teaching programs benefit significantly from its research across economic theory, econometrics and applied economics. Students have access to Australia's largest range of undergraduate economics courses as well as several master's programs, many of which include an interdisciplinary focus. Courses and programs are designed to give students the knowledge and skills they need to secure successful careers in an increasingly connected and competitive world. This challenging academic environment attracts the top economics students from around Australia and internationally.

A new Head of School joined in October 2018 and the School is in the process of developing a new strategy.

To learn more about the School of Economics, please visit


Information for Prospective Staff

Information about life at UQ including staff benefits, relocation and UQ campuses is available at -


The Role

Working closely with the Head of School and School Manager, the Senior Operations Manager will take on a wide variety of duties and projects linked to the goals of the School. This could be anything from coordinating and supporting the development and implementation of strategic and operational plans, to facilitating the establishment, management and reconciliation of the School's financial resources.


The Person

Our ideal candidate will be well versed in providing high level strategic and operational managerial support to executive leadership teams, coupled with experience in project management, implementing practice efficiencies and high level stakeholder engagement. Sound knowledge of the University's policies and procedures will also be highly regarded.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to Recruitment Services (



This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 8. The remuneration package will be in the range $96,466 - $108,318 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $112,865 - $126,732 p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.



To have a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Professor Daniel Zizzo (Head of School) on +61 7 336 56242 or

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Covering Letter - maximum two (2) pages addressing the selection criteria within the position description, and;
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume

For information on completing the application process click here.

You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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