The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

Program Manager, Online



HEO10 $136,821 - $145,823 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation.

Full time, fixed term position for 9 months.

The University of Adelaide is a large and successful university in Australia's Group of Eight research intensive universities, distinguished by its international reputation and commitment to innovation and excellence in research and teaching.

The Division of Academic and Student Engagement (DASE) provides leadership in achieving the University's strategic goals, particularly in relation to learning and teaching and the provision of quality student experience across the University, as expressed in the University's Strategic Plan.

As our Program Manager, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the successful execution of the design, development and delivery of in-house capabilities for online courses and programs. Supporting the Program Director, you will play a critical role in the initial phase of establishing a comprehensive online Learning and Teaching (L&T) infrastructure, encompassing lead generation, online learner support functions, and an expanded product range and oversee the transition of existing online programs from a shared service model to a strategically negotiated future state.

Your key responsibilities will include developing online lead generation and online learner support capabilities; managing the Online project team and dedicated workstreams; collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate organisational, cultural, and structural change; and leadership of project planning and reporting for implementation of 'day 1' deliverables.

To be successful you will need:

  • Proven experience in establishing and delivering complex programs (preferably within a Higher Education context).
  • Demonstrated understanding of the national and international context of vocational, pathways and higher education.
  • Experience in delivering successful programs, initiatives and projects on time within budget.
  • Demonstrated capability and professional leadership to influence at all levels of staffing within a large and complex organisation.
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills coupled with a consultative and collaborative communication style to be able to negotiate and engage with senior people internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate with a high overall degree of autonomy, exercise strategic and creative thinking and problem solving.
  • High level experience leading operational and/or project delivery teams that consistently deliver results within agreed timeframes.
  • A demonstrable capacity to contribute strongly to creating and maintaining a working environment which is positive, respectful, inclusive, and productive.
  • Qualification/s:

  • Postgraduate qualification (preferably in project management) and extensive relevant experience.
  • Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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    Your division's broader role

    The Division of Academic and Student Engagement drives the University's strategic activities in relation to learning and teaching. This includes ensuring all Adelaide students have a quality experience, and investing in our academic staff's professional development.

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    If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit an updated resume and cover letter that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, 14 April 2024.

    The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

    For further information

    For more information regarding this position, contact:

    Craig McCallum Project Director E: [email protected]

    You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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    Job details


    Program Manager, Online


    The University of Adelaide




    March 28, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 14, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Adelaide (informally Adelaide University) is a public research university located in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third-oldest university in Australia. The university's main campus is located on North Terrace in the Adelaide city centre, adjacent to the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the State Library of South Australia.

    The university has four campuses, three in South Australia: North Terrace campus in the city, Roseworthy campus at Roseworthy and Waite campus at Urrbrae, and one in Melbourne, Victoria. The university also operates out of other areas such as Thebarton, the National Wine Centre in the Adelaide Park Lands, and in Singapore through the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre.

    The University of Adelaide is composed of five faculties, with each containing constituent schools. These include the Faculty of Engineering, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of the Professions, and the Faculty of Sciences. It is a member of the Group of Eight and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The university is also a member of the Sandstone universities, which mostly consist of colonial-era universities within Australia.

    The university is associated with five Nobel laureates, constituting one-third of Australia's total Nobel Laureates, and 110 Rhodes scholars. The university has had a considerable impact on the public life of South Australia, having educated many of the state's leading businesspeople, lawyers, medical professionals and politicians. The university has been associated with many notable achievements and discoveries, such as the discovery and development of penicillin, the development of space exploration, sunscreen, the military tank, Wi-Fi, polymer banknotes and X-ray crystallography, and the study of viticulture and oenology.

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