Student Employability Manager
Australian National University

Job no: 530941
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional


Classification: Senior Manager 1 (Administration)
Salary package: $111,621 - $117,039 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed term (3 years)

  • Drive student employability for a transformational College
  • Innovative and creative team environment
  • Leadership role in a growing team

The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is dedicated to contributing to The Australian National University’s reputation for excellence in research and research-led education, bringing together expertise across a range of areas to reimagine the role of engineering and computing for future generations. CECS is a diverse and vibrant community dedicated to discovery and to making knowledge matter. Our academics and students are engaged in ground-breaking, cutting-edge research, in exciting areas such as renewable energy, robotics, telecommunications, biomaterials, human-machine interaction, and artificial intelligence.

The Professional Services Group supports the College, Schools and Institutes in the successful delivery of their objectives.  The Professional Services Group achieves excellence in services by partnering and collaborating with academic staff, students and external partners, through embracing diversity of ideas to coming up with innovative solutions.

The College is seeking applications for a new position of Student Employability Manager within its Student Services team. This is initially a three year fixed term, full-time position tasked with building and leading a small team responsible for developing and implementing multi-faceted employability programs and initiatives including enhanced work integrated learning opportunities, mentoring schemes, and other career development activities.

We are looking for someone with demonstrated leadership skills in building and developing high performing teams, and experience designing, developing and delivering organisation wide programs and initiatives. The successful candidate will have high level interpersonal and communication skills and the capacity to quickly develop productive professional relationships with a diverse range of external and internal stakeholders.  An ability to manage complex tasks using initiative and sound judgement is also required.

The ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, please visit

For further information please contact Paul Melloy, or T:  (02) 6125 9624

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

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