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Chief Operating Officer - Macquarie Analytical and Workshop Facility

Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Administration, Finance

A unique and exciting leadership opportunity to work within an innovative and progressive working environment
Salary Package:Level 10, Band 1 from $131,329 to $154,547 p.a., plus 17% employer’s Superannuation and annual leave loading
Appointment Type: Full-time continuing
The Role
The Faculty of Science and Engineering is seeking an exceptional Chief Operating Officer to lead the newly structured Macquarie Analytical and Workshop Facility. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will manage a highly diverse range of analytical instrumentation and research facilities including the Australian Proteome Analysis Facility (APAF), Macquarie GeoAnalytical (MQGA), Microscopy Unit, Molecular Sciences Analytical unit and Macquarie Engineering Technical Services (METS). This high-level position will demand a hands-on approach with responsibility for the administration, marketing, and commercialisation of analytical services.
Reporting to the Faculty General Manager, the COO will be responsible for setting the future direction for the Macquarie Analytical & Workshop Facility through the effective leadership and management of MAWF staff and day to day business operations. The COO will develop and implement strategies to continually improve and provide high quality services to deliver faculty and organisational research, learning and teaching, outreach and engagement objectives.
About Us
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs across a diverse range of disciplines and is home to a number of world-class researchcentres and facilities. It is comprised of eight departments and one school, each with a different scale and/or discipline specific approach to administration, technical and infrastructure support for research and teaching.
The Macquarie Analytical and Workshop Facility (MAWF) sits within the Faculty, and includes a highly diverse range of analytical instrumentation and research facilities including the Australian Proteome Analysis Facility (APAF), Macquarie GeoAnalytical (MQGA), Microscopy Unit, Molecular Sciences Analytical unit and Macquarie Engineering Technical Services (METS). The Facility provides research collaboration, technical support, education and training to researchers accessing the facilities. It also provides services to industry and commercial clients.
About You
You will be a strategic thinker and be able to synthesise information so that it is useful for policy and operational decision makers. You will have the ability to strongly communicate, build and manage effective relationships with a wide range of internal and externalstakeholders.You will be an experienced leader, bringing both your own expertise, but also the proven ability to harness the expertise of others. Extensive senior leadership experience with evidence of developing a compelling organisational vision and providing direction for large; disparate teams is essential. Candidates will have the personal resilience to adapt and operate in an ambiguous, fast-changing and complex environment.
To Apply
This is a unique and challenging opportunity, if you wish to be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:
A track record of developing, implementing, adapting and or improving infrastructure, systems policies, and procedures that support a strategic operational plan;
Demonstrated ability in preparing, tracking and managing large budgets;
Demonstrated understanding of Health and Safety requirements across a large lab-based faculty;
Proven and extensive experience in stakeholder and change management at all levels of an organisation, and across multiple projects and functional teams;
Demonstrated experience in analysing, and reporting on complex multi-faceted data to track performance and inform decisions;
Experience in coaching, managing, and developing a diverse high performing team.
For further information, please refer to the  position description.  
This position requires a Criminal History Check.
Specific Role Enquiries: Meredith Lowe, Interim Faculty General Manager at
General Enquiries:  Anne Kumanan, HR Officer at
Applications Close: Friday 28 August 2020 at 11:55pm
At Macquarie University, we are committed to providing a working environment where each individual is valued, respected and supported to progress. Our priority is to ensure culture, policies and processes are truly inclusive and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, gender, culture, disability, LGBTIQA+ identities, family and caring responsibilities, age, or religion. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares Macquarie University’s values of scholarship, empowerment and integrity to apply.
Learn more about our progress towards Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Advertised: 10 Jul 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 28 Aug 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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