As part of the University of Otago’s Operations Group, Campus and Collegiate Life Services (CaCLS) Division is privileged to lead a group of world class services at the University, dedicated to promoting the unique Otago experience and Collegiate nature of the Institution. Ranging from our Residential Colleges and the internationally regarded UniFlats, to the campus life services provided by the University Union, Recreation Services and various hospitality and retail outlets across the Dunedin campus, this role offers a large range of duties.
The Operations Manager position is one of two identical positions located within the CaCLS Divisional Office and reports to the Senior Warden of Colleges for the day to day operational business management of the Colleges.
The Operations Manager will be responsible for the management and effective coordination of non-academic, non-residential and contracted staff at all colleges, including but not limited to: Property Services, Domestic Services, Financial Services, Catering Services, Client Services and contracted security staff. Furthermore, they will be expected to develop and manage conference and sundry income opportunities over the summer. This position forms part of the Senior Warden’s team and supports the Division’s strategic business planning processes.
Your skills and experience
The Operations Manager will possess the following attributes:
• Proven success in management and business development.
• Outstanding communication skills.
• High performing service culture.
• Proven business acumen and results focused.
• Ability to effectively and diplomatically relate, emphasise and influence a diverse range of people and cultures.
• Proficiency with digital technologies including the Microsoft Office 365 suite of products.
The position is suited to someone who is driven and has a high level of motivation to succeed in a complex and challenging environment. The successful applicant will be a highly effective communicator and be comfortable relating to all persons with whom they interact, so if you have exceptional relationship and communications skills, we would like to hear from you. Experience in a similar role would be a distinct advantage, as would experience working at the University of Otago.
This is a full-time, permanent position.
You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand