Executive Director, Education Transformation

Job no: 502491
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Education, Senior Manager, Management

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An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate

Fixed term position for five years

Newly created strategic leadership role

This exciting new senior leadership role will play a key part in the delivery of major commercial and strategic projects within the Division of Academic and Student Engagement (DASE) including online education, curriculum reform, flexible timetabling and continuing professional development.

With previous extensive experience in a senior management role in a large and complex organisation you will successfully initiate and lead change within the Division ensuring alignment with the University’s new strategic plan “Future making”. You will also engage with and manage key third party relationships ensuring the success of new teaching and learning initiatives.

With a deep understanding of both international and domestic higher education you will actively participate in the development of public policy in the sector and will provide high level strategic advice to the University on Commonwealth and State Government led higher education initiatives and their impact on students and services.

This is an excellent time to join the University of Adelaide and this role will play a critical role in transforming the delivery of education in a large and complex organisation.

To be successful you will need:

  • Extensive experience and skills in strategic and business planning
  • Demonstrated ability in project management
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, the ability to communicate an organisational visiion and manage individual and team performance
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated negotiation and influencing skills

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities. 

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your division's broader role

The Division of Academic and Student Engagement drives the University's strategic activities in relation to learning and teaching, student experience support as well as internationalisation. It also leads continuing professional development and online activities

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/learning/governance/portfolios/

If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, Sunday 23 June.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dave Lamb
Executive Director, Division of Academic and Student Engagement
P: +61 (8) 831 34001
E: dave.lamb@adelaide.edu.au

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Opportunity employer, Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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