Business manager

Project and Business Manager job with UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

  • Full-time CDD until May 2024
  • Excellent opportunity for someone with excellent project management and business acumen to drive a new NFP initiative
  • Base salary $109,663 + 17% retirement pension

About the Opportunity

the Project and business manager is responsible for leading and undertaking overall project management for the establishment of a non-profit organization that will deliver key school-based mental health and substance abuse prevention programs developed and rigorously evaluated by the Matilda Center (e.g. The programs are currently widely used in Australian schools, and the NFP’s next critical step will extend their reach.

the Project and business manager manages and oversees project strategy and planning and a diverse portfolio of internal and external stakeholders to drive the establishment and implementation of the NFP. The role requires experience in managing start-ups in NFP environments, ranging from incubation/design through to operational readiness.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • lead the creation of a non-profit organization to implement evidence-based addiction and mental health education programs in schools
  • manage the overall organization and set-up of the project, including project finances and coordinate external funding opportunities
  • manage legal establishment and intellectual property to ensure proper commercial establishment
  • follow the existing NFP business plan, recruit staff, establish a board of directors, establish business activities and initiate revenue generation
  • develop the NFP model, identifying potential customers, business and distribution models and opportunities
  • provide sound advice and recommendations to University and Matilda Center senior management
  • develop and integrate project governance and reporting frameworks
  • provide effective leadership and people management

About you

  • has a balance of project and business acumen – the ability to use project management skills to drive project and NFP establishment, and lead the organization’s launch and business development
  • has extensive project management experience ideally relevant to start-ups, joint ventures and/or NFP initiatives with the ability to manage multiple project streams, risks and challenges with a focus on solutions
  • has a demonstrated track record of establishing business operations to support senior executives and board members, and the ability to influence and lead operational projects and reports
  • has solid legal and contractual experience, as well as budget and financial management
  • has a demonstrated track record of implementing business operations, strategies, business plans and future workflow practices
  • has experience implementing IP protocols or managing IP at an operational/senior corporate level
  • has a strong sense of drive and urgency, can drive initiatives and conceptualize methodologies, and the ability to deliver project and program deliverables effectively under tight deadlines
  • has a good to thorough knowledge of University operations, processes, policies, teams and requirements or demonstrably transferable experience.

Closes 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2022

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Sponsorship/work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

Australian temporary residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed-term contract for the duration of their visa, depending on hiring area and position requirements.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of any required pre-employment or background checks on terms satisfactory to the University. Likewise, your continued employment is conditional on your satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary action, including the termination of your employment.

This position is designated as involving work related to children. To undertake or retain this position, you must apply and obtain a Working with Children Check Permission in accordance with Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO declaration

At the University of Sydney, our shared values ​​include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a university community that reflects the larger community we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase the participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all walks of life.

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