Business Manager

Positive values-based culture, Help lead a high-performing staff team, Help to shape the future of one of Australia's leading university colleges.

About us
Founded in 1925, St Mark’s College is a residential academic community for students of the universities in Adelaide. It provides a supportive, values-based and stimulating environment where students pursue academic success whilst engaging in sporting, cultural, community service, and other activities.
Join St Mark’s College at this exciting time of growth, impressive student success, and outstanding staff appointments.
About the role
Working closely with the Head of College, the Business Manager is responsible for the management of the College’s business affairs, including finance, property, facilities, and operational services including outsourced contracts (such as for IT, catering, cleaning, and painting). Ensuring smooth day-to-day College operations and administration, the Business Manager is also responsible for human resources, data management, conferences and events, and other business development, and legal and risk management.
St Mark’s welcomes applications from candidates with diverse qualifications and experience. To be eligible for this role, you will need to meet these selection criteria:

  • Extensive relevant work experience in a senior management role, with an aptitude for effective financial, operational, and HR management
  • A commitment to the vision and values of St Mark’s College as a values-based residential academic community
  • A management style that encourages teamwork, collaboration, communication, and excellence
  • Ability to combine strategic vision with operational effectiveness and efficiency
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to prepare reports and proposals with clarity and precision
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to ensure staff accountability for high performance in a friendly, efficient, “can do” staff team
  • Demonstrated skills in implementing significant improvement in processes, systems, and data management
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • A solution-oriented person with a growth and innovation mindset
  • Ability to work successfully both independently and as part of a team

 What you need to provide

Your application must include:

  • Covering letter addressed to the Head, St Mark’s College, which should refer to the key selection criteria
  • Curriculum vitae
  • The names and contact details of at least three referees


Applications close 5th May 2021 at 5pm. 

Flexible work arrangements will be considered for this appointment.

20/04/2021 $0 Adelaide 1 CEO & General Management
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