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Operations Manager

Apply now Job no: 536508
Work type: Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: Senior Manager 1

Classification: ANU Senior Manager 1 (Administration)
Salary package: $113,421 - $118,839 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funding) 

  • Do you have experience in providing high-quality contract management and leading your teams financial and narrative reporting? 
  • Does your background include working with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade?
  • Do you want to establish your professional career at the heart of Australia's top university?

Position overview

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region. 

The Crawford School of Public Policy is located within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and is the public policy school at the Australian National University.  The School’s approach to public policy draws upon disciplinary excellent in the core areas of economics, environment and development, and also deep geographical knowledge of Asia and the Pacific, including Australia.

The Australia Pacific Security College (PSC) is located within the Crawford School.  As a new, joint initiative of the Australian Government and the Australian National University, the PSC will work to support the Pacific region’s capacity to collectively address shared security challenges.  The PSC will have a flexible operational footprint delivering a range of predominantly face-to-face activities across the region, including training and professional development, workshops, mentoring and alumni networks, research, secondments, seminars and conferences to complement existing bilateral agency-to-agency operational training already delivered across the Pacific region.

The Operations Manager manages the PSC’s broad range of activities in Australia and the region. The Operations Manager is responsible for supervising PSC professional staff and will support the PSC’s core leadership team (Director and Deputy Directors) in relation to all operation aspects of the PSC’s establishment and implementation.  The Operations Manager works closely with academic staff within and outside of Crawford School with expertise relevant to the PSC, and with external stakeholders in Australia and the Pacific region, to coordinate the APSC’s activities and to enhance the APSC reputation.  

For further information please contact: Associate Professor Meg Keen, T: +61 2 6125 6563 E: 

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country. 

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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Updated:  01 February 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems