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Operations Manager

Massey University
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Transport & Logistics
Auckland - North Shore
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Senior Manager
Massey Business School

Position Overview

For more than 80 years, Massey University has helped shape the lives and communities of people in New Zealand and around the world. Its forward-thinking spirit, research-led teaching, and cutting-edge discoveries make Massey New Zealand's defining university.

Massey Business School has a proud history and the top New Zealand rankings in Business Administration and Finance in the 2019 Shanghai International university subject rankings. MBS is accredited by AACSB and AMBA, along with a number of discipline-specific endorsements, and is currently seeking EQUIS accreditation.

Massey Executive Development (MED) is one of six units within MBS, and focuses on postgraduate, post-experience professional programmes. We offer New Zealand's longest running MBA programme (our Executive MBA) and the Master of Advanced Leadership Practice, along with executive short courses. We are now expanding, with a new MBA to be offered in two modes starting in October this year.

Learn more about us here...

The Operations Manager is primarily responsible for effective co-ordination and integration of administrative, technical and academic support functions within MED. We are rolling out a new MBA offering and you will play a key role in leading a team to ensure quality operations that enable excellent student experiences.

Key accountabilities include the following:

  • Systems and Policy Support
  • Academic and Student Support
  • Staff Management
  • Administration Support

About you

Ideally you will have a university qualification related to management and business. The thought of working at a University to serve mature students really appeals. Tell us why!

You'll have the following:

  • Experience in managing operations and logistics -essential
  • Experience in programme and event management -essential
  • Experience in working effectively as part of a team - essential
  • Experience in managing a budget - essential
  • Experience in establishing and developing networks - essential
  • Experience in setting and achieving targets - essential
  • Experience in leading a team - preferable
  • Experience in a tertiary education context - preferable

You will be based at our Massey University's Auckland campus, located at Albany, which is part of the North Shore and is usually just a 20 minute drive from the centre of Auckland. It is New Zealand's largest urban area with a diverse multi-cultural population and world-class features and facilities.

The campus is surrounded by a wide range of amenities, including numerous cafes, shopping centres, cinema complexes, art galleries, libraries, a performing arts facility, and extensive leisure and sport facilities including the North Harbour Sports Stadium.

In addition to a salary Massey offers:

  • Five university holidays per year in addition to your annual leave
  • Subsidised Southern Cross Healthcare plan for you and your family
  • Discounted membership to our fully equipped recreation centre and gym facilities
  • Access to a wonderful on-Campus creche/day care facilities for dependants of staff
  • Comprehensive professional development and training programme
  • University staff study provisions
  • Discounted staff car parking
  • Up to 6.75% employer contribution to the UniSaver Superannuation Scheme

We embrace diversity, talent and performance and provide staff and students with an extensive range of opportunities to develop intellectually, professionally and personally. We recognise the importance of being a Te-Tiriti-led organisation; and in 2017, Massey University took the bold step to be Tiriti-led. Our 2018-2022 Strategy positions the University as Role-modelling excellent practise as a Tiriti o Waitangi-led institute.

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For further information, or a confidential discussion, please Professor Ted Zorn, Head of Massey Executive Development; or T +64(9) 414 0800 ext 43268

Please do not email your CV to Professor Zorn

Applications close Tuesday 8 October 2019, at 11:30 pm

Interviews will commence the week beginning 21 October 2019.   

Ready to apply online now?  Please ensure you have the following on hand: 
• An up-to-date CV 
• A cover letter 
• Three referee contact details –Note -Referees will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established

Closing date: 8 October 2019
Reference number: MBS_MED_467_09/19

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