Manager Strategic Projects

Perth, Australia
Mar 25, 2019
End of advertisement period
Apr 07, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Fixed-term opportunity for 3 years
  • Level 9: $112,133 - $118,721 p.a plus 17% superannuation
  • Role focused on strategic planning and implementation within the Student Experience Division

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

The Team

The Division of Student Experience and Life is responsible for the delivery of a range of services and engagement activities which provide an outstanding UWA student experience. The team is responsible for student administration and front facing services, health and wellbeing services and co-curricular activities designed to enhance the overall learning experience. These services are measured by student satisfaction scores, retention and success rates and the employability of graduates. The Division is integrated across the institution and needs to deliver on the brand promise at UWA.

About the opportunity

You will have a significant role in the planning and development of strategic initiatives to provide a consistent and successful delivery of activities and services within the division. You will have responsibly to finalise and implement the 2020-25 student experience strategy and assist the Director to analyse business requirements, synthesis data, articulate rational for change and design solutions that deliver business value. Success is achieved through relationship management and alignment with stakeholders across the university to deliver a package of activities, which are in line with the overall Student Experience Strategy.

About you

To succeed in this role, it is essential that you possess significant experience in a role focused on strategic planning and implementation, with a track record of successfully achieving delivery of tangible outcomes. You may have acquired this experience in industries other than Higher Education, although you must be able to demonstrate a keen interest of education and understanding of the key issues related to student experience. You will also possess demonstrated leadership skills, outstanding interpersonal skills and project management skills. Industry engagement experience would be highly regarded, as would be a sound understanding of student employability.

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:

Closing date: 7 April 2019

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

In your application, please provide a resume and a brief cover letter, including a paragraph outlining what interests you in the field of student experience. A statement addressing the key selection criteria is not required. In your application, please clearly outline how your relevant experience.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.

UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2017).