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HDR Administration Manager

Apply now Job No:512418
Area:Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Res and Innov)
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 08 ($100,264.90 - $112,583.95)
Work type:Full Time - Continuing
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

HDR Administration Manager - The University of Queensland Graduate School

The University of Queensland (UQ) has supported over 15,000 students in their academic pursuit to attain a higher degree by research (HDR). With over 2,000 research experts and a reputation world-wide as an elite research institution, UQ provides research candidates with every advantage.

More than 4,400 students are currently undertaking a higher degree by research at UQ under the support and guidance of the UQ Graduate School. The Graduate School has academic responsibility for managing admissions, providing research scholarships, supporting students during their candidature, and facilitating the examination of theses. The Graduate School coordinates year-round skills training, supports infrastructure and research facilities, and provides opportunities to accelerate career development for HDR candidates.

About This Opportunity

The HDR Administration Manager, UQ Graduate School is responsible for the management of a HDR Administration team who are responsible for a large portfolio of students. This position ensures the provision of high quality candidature services on behalf of the Graduate School; encompassing delivering program administration and candidate admission and progression and the provision of high level advice on policy and procedure.

Key components of this role include leading and developing a HDR Administration team, overseeing all aspects of HDR program related administration; providing high-level advice and recommendations in relation to all matters HDR administration related; building and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders; and developing and implementing business improvement initiatives.

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. Bounded 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

Applicants should possess a relevant postgraduate qualification or be progressing towards gaining one, with significant relevant experience and leadership and management expertise in the student administration field, or a combination of relevant experience and/or education and/or training in the field of University administration. A track record of innovative and high-level problem solving skills is essential, as is the ability to make accurate assessments and exercise well developed judgement in complex situations. Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills will complement these skills; as will the ability to confidently interpret policies and legislative requirements.

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, continuing position at HEW level 8.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $100,264 - $112,583, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $117,309 - $131,723.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, development programs and many other benefits.

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

Position Description

Download File 512418_HDR Administration Manager_pd.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Dan Walker, Deputy Director (HDR Governance), UQ Graduate School on

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

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

  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria found in Position Description (maximum of two pages);
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs 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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