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Job No:972541
Campus Location:Melbourne
Functional Unit:Institute for Religion, Politics & Society
Work Type:Continuing full time
  • Collaborate with Institute leadership to fulfil research strategy
  • Strategic and financial management focus
  • Full time at the Melbourne campus


Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across seven campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield. As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.


The Institute for Religion, Politics and Society examines religion as a dynamic political and social force shaping the world around us. Looking at the interplay between religion and major social structures — including the economy, politics and law — the Institute seeks on the one hand, to address key contemporary social challenges including religious and politically motivated violence, economic decline and fragmentation within liberal democracies whilst on the other to understand the dimensions of successful societies and the potentially positive role of religion in addressing these challenges.


The Institute is seeking an experienced professional manage and lead all operational and financial activities of the Institute. Contributing to the achievement of the Institute’s research strategy and ACU’s research mission, you will:

  • develop an effective grant management process to ensure high quality grant applications
  • monitor and forecast operational and research budgets
  • oversee administration of research projects and higher-degree research programs
  • actively identify mutually beneficial grant opportunities and partnerships.

With extensive experience in research management within a higher education institution, and knowledge of competitive research grants schemes, you will be able effectively to manage compliance and operational requirements to support the Institute.


To be effective in this role, you will also need to demonstrate:

  • high level negotiation skills and the ability to influence stakeholders at varying levels
  • experience managing financial and operational activities for research projects from inception to completion
  • commitment with integrity to the Catholic Identity,  Mission and ethos of the University
  • ability to review and develop procedures and systems for process improvement.


The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and valued through development, participation and involvement.


How to Apply:
Obtain the Position Description IRPS Institute Manager PD.pdf. Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. V
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Total remuneration valued to $107,331- $119,997 pa, including salary component $90,696 - $101,399 pa (Higher Education Worker Level 8), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.


A 3% salary increase is effective from 1 July 2017. 


General enquiries can be directed to Joshua Roose, Director, Institute for Religion, Politics and Society on Joshua.roose@acu.edu.au.  


Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.


ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.


Equal Opportunity and Privacy of personal information is University policy. For more details visit www.acu.edu.au/careers


APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Wednesday 31 May 2017





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