Portfolio Manager - Learning Enhancement and Innovation

Job no: 512008
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: HEO9, Management

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(HE09) $118,888 - $127,192 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Are you an experienced Portfolio Manager with a proven track record in driving successful outcomes, leading high-performing teams, and adapting to change in Higher Education?

We have two exciting opportunities available for Portfolio Managers to oversee our operational portfolio, driving the delivery of Learning, Enhancement, and Innovation's services, projects, and products.

In this role, you will have the chance to showcase your program management expertise, stakeholder management skills, and exceptional leadership abilities. Collaborating with internal and external partners, you will plan, deliver, and monitor portfolio activities to ensure cohesive, sustainable, and scalable project, product, and service offerings.

As a Portfolio Manager, you will be an integral part of our leadership team, playing a vital role in delivering an exceptional student experience. With your strong leadership skills, you will foster a culture of collaboration, influence stakeholders, and drive positive change. Overcoming challenges, you will ensure the successful delivery of projects, services, and products. Your success in this role will be defined by the cohesive, sustainable, and scalable offerings you deliver.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated experience managing a portfolio of people and project, program, and service streams to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Proven success leading through influence in Higher Education, fostering teamwork and collaboration within high-performing groups to attain shared objectives and results.
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively manage challenges and risks, implement effective escalation pathways and achieve timely resolutions.
  • Strong aptitude for innovative and creative problem-solving.
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining effective networks and fostering collaborative and consultative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Demonstrated experience in using Agile principles and methodologies  along with knowledge of educational technologies is highly desirable.

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. 

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. This includes ensuring all Adelaide students have a quality experience, and investing in our academic staff's professional development.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/dase/division-leadership

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:

Colleen Ortega
Associate Director, Education Innovation and Support
Learning Enhancement & Innovation
P: +61 (8) 8313 8064
E: colleen.ortega@adelaide.edu.au
Sharon Scott
Associate Director, Strategic Programs and Partnerships
Learning Enhancement & Innovation
P: +61 (8) 8313 0436
E: sharon.scott@adelaide.edu.au

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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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