15 Mar 2019

Full-Time Research Programme Manager

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAnywhere

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Auckland University

Job Description

The opportunity

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join our team as a Research Programme Manager on a full-time, permanent basis.

This position has an emphasis on providing grant and project management support for researchers in the Faculty of Education and Social Work. This portfolio currently includes approximately 60 academic staff and 105 projects that vary in scale and complexity: projects may be publically-funded, private good, internal or consulting; grants may range in size from thousands to millions of dollars.

To be successful in this role, it will be important to:

  • Ensure systems and processes are in place to manage budgets, timeframes and risks
  • Develop productive working relationships with researchers and service partners
  • Understand and effectively communicate policies, funder guidelines and contract requirements.
  • Seek and contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and procedures

There is scope within the role to contribute to faculty research strategy and to be involved in the development of high-quality funding proposals.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a research-intensive environment and/or managing similar research projects
  • Proven knowledge of budget management and financial systems
  • Strong relationship building, stakeholder engagement and communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • The ability to work collaboratively or autonomously as required
  • Experience with interpreting financial reports and communicating key information to researchers.

About us 

The Faculty of Education and Social Work is committed to improving the quality and understanding of education and social services provision in New Zealand and internationally through high quality teaching, research and professional development.


Why work for us?

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Thursday, 28 March 2019 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website.  Search by the Job ID number: 20583. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Thursday 28th March 2019.

Job Categories: Research. Job Types: Full-Time.

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