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Senior Manager, Scholarships

Apply now Job No:513043
Area:Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 09 ($117,548.77 - $124,391.32)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane, Other

The Academic Services Division

The Academic Services Division’s mission is to provide expert information, direction and professional service to support the University’s student and academic activities.

The Scholarships Office will provide a central point of responsibility, coordination and expertise, improving the management and quality assurance of scholarships and prizes in accordance with legislative and policy requirements.  The role will be required to build productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

About This Opportunity

The position will be in the Academic Services Division and be responsible for the implementation and progress of the University’s scholarship strategy and governance framework, ensuring it is aligned to UQ’s strategic direction, priorities and goals.

The position will provide expertise, advice and support to the senior executive and the Scholarships Strategic Governance Committee, on the strategic development, operationalisation, review and management of University scholarships. This will include identification, development and implementation of initiatives to maximise and monitor the impact of University investment in scholarships and improve coherence, efficiency, agility and scalability of the scholarships function.

The role requires a high level understanding of the tertiary education sector and scholarships with an ability to coordinate projects in a complex operating environment. An ability to manage multiple stakeholders whilst working closely with senior professional and academic staff is also essential.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia's most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane's city centre. Bound by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment - you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.



Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this position, you will hold postgraduate qualifications in management or a relevant degree; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training.

You will have experience in a tertiary education institution or relevant large organisation, including at least five years in a position with a significant focus on management of the scholarships function as well as demonstrated ability to contribute to strategic planning, policy formulation and implementation of strategies.

You will have demonstrated high level analytical and problem solving skills, an adaptive nature and excellent interpersonal skills with experience in dealing with a wide cross section of people, from students to senior university and government personnel.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for three years at HEW level 9. 

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $117,548 - $124,391 per annum, plus super of 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $137,532 - $145,537.

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.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021 

Position Description

Download File 513043_Senior Manager, Scholarships_pd.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Mark Erickson, Academic Registrar and Director, Academic Services Division, via email on –

Want to Apply?

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

  • CV
  • Cover letter 
  • Response to selection criteria found in the Position Description

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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