Capability Development Manager - Learning Enhancement and Innovation

Job no: 512007
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: HEO8, Management

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(HE08) $102,266 - $114,731 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Do you have strong leadership skills with experience of developing and implementing effective training and development plans?

We are seeking an experienced Capability Development Manager to join the Learning Enhancement and Innovation team at the University of Adelaide in a continuing role.

Working under broad direction with a degree of autonomy, you will be responsible for leading a team to deliver skill enhancement and training for teaching staff to enable effective engagement and collaboration in course design, development, and delivery, across all teaching modes.

You will work closely with stakeholders to produce training and development plans to meet strategic needs and quality standards.

A key aspect of the role is to drive sustainable and scalable academic skill enhancement for learning design, development, and delivery.

To be successful you will need:

  • Proven experience developing and implementing effective training and development plans, preferably in an academic setting, to meet diverse stakeholder and project needs.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with experience leading the development of cross team communication and interoperability to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Proven experience in coaching and enabling others to effectively deliver actionable feedback to support academic skill development.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of emerging trends and best practices in training and development and learning and teaching.
  • Experience in developing and implementing KPIs and using data-driven insights to inform decision-making.
  • Demonstrated experience in using Agile principles and methodologies would be highly desirable, as would familiarity with relevant policies, regulations, and quality standards in the higher education sector.

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels and lead through influence and have demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities.

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 culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

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. 

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Your division's broader role

The Division of Academic and Student Engagement drives the University's strategic activities in relation to learning and teaching. This includes ensuring all Adelaide students have a quality experience, and investing in our academic staff's professional development.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a resume, as well as a cover letter addressing your suitability and experience for the position in no more than 2 pages

Applications close 11:55pm, 8th June 2023.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Sharon Scott
Associate Director, Strategic Programs and Partnerships
Learning Enhancement and Innovation
P: +61 (8) 8313 0436

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 


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