Director, Student Engagement

Hawthorn, Australia
25 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Leadership role supporting student engagement and success
  • Attractive Salary Package on offer
  • 5 year tenure

About Swinburne

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives

About the job

This newly created role will lead a large team of academic and professional staff delivering student academic skills & career development, work integrated learning, and student access and advancement initiatives. Student Engagement supports Swinburne’s Future Ready Learner Strategy, leading in employability and business creation, and delivering an outstanding personalised student learning and engagement experience.

The Director Student Engagement will play an integral role in the delivery of key projects through the student engagement lifecycle and will contribute to the creation of our learning ecosystem. This highly engaged role will work internally and externally to design and implement student support strategies and innovations, and lead a sustainable program of student development and engaged learning to ensure our students are successful in their academic pursuits

About you

To be successful you will be PhD or equivalent qualification, with a national reputation as a thought leader in student experience. With experience in leading student engagement within the tertiary education sector, you will be able to demonstrate success in the design and implementation of strategic plans, programs and services that support success for a diverse range of students. As a natural leader with outstanding interpersonal skills, you will be able to connect with and support a large team, and network effectively internally and externally with key partners.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

Further information and how to apply

To view the position description or to start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2018 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

For further information about the position, please contact Katrina Spence (Executive Recruiter) –

Applications close on Sunday 16th December at 5 pm.