Diversity Manager

Hawthorn, Australia
16 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Lead and shape diversity programs and initiatives
  • Salary package c $130,000
  • Hawthorn Location

About Swinburne 

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

Swinburne seeks to create a culture of acceptance. We cultivate and respect the strength that difference creates. Swinburne celebrates the diversity of its community and recognises the rights and responsibilities of all those within it.

About the Job

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Diversity Manager to drive and develop Swinburne’s diversity and inclusion agenda. This role will partner with the broader People and Culture team as well as key stakeholders across the University to embed Diversity and Inclusion into all people initiatives. You will also provide advice to a range of stakeholders on strategic and operational diversity, inclusion and workforce planning initiatives and activities.

Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Design and develop diversity and inclusion strategy and supporting initiatives in line with P&C strategy and overall business strategy Coordinate diversity and inclusion programs, including set up of working groups and project teams Partner with P&C to ensure diversity and inclusion initiatives and measures are in place across the University Manage cross functional relationships to ensure consistency in program implementation, and network across brand and within industry to gain understanding of best practice Develop and implement action plans across Gender Equality, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, People with Disability, People with linguistically diverse backgrounds, Mature age workers and Gender Balance in Leadership.

About You

To be suitable you will have a tertiary qualification in Human Resources or related discipline and demonstrated experience in designing, delivering and measuring diversity strategic initiatives. Also critical to this role is proven experience in coaching, challenging and educating business leaders in how they drive a diverse culture, ability to quickly build rapport, communicate and engage regularly with internal and external stakeholders along with a ‘can do’ attitude and customer first mentality.

A full list of all selection criteria is available in the position description.


To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/corporate/hr/swin/benefits/index.htm

How to apply

Swinburne is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. Swinburne encourages applications from Indigenous people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, women and men. 

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume and cover letter.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online. 

For further information about the position, please contact Rowena King at raking@swin.edu.au

Applications close at 5 pm on 1st February, 2019

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