Director, Strategy Planning and Quality

Lismore, Australia
01 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
22 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Organisational Unit: Office of Planning, Quality and Review
Appointment Details: Five year term and an attractive remuneration package
Closing date: Friday, 22 February 2019 at 9.00am AEDT

Open to

Job applicants must be Australian and New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents or currently hold a visa with unrestricted work rights in Australia for the entire duration of the vacancy. Employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Key leadership opportunity
  • Ideal regional coastal location
  • Attractive remuneration package and 5 year term

About the role

The Director, Strategy Planning and Quality is responsible to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) for the establishment and management of a comprehensive strategic planning and quality framework that supports and underpins the achievement of Southern Cross University’s organisational goals.

The Director provides strategic advice and support to the University’s Executive across the portfolio areas to develop evidence-based planning and decision-making in line with the University’s goals. The role provides leadership and direction to the Planning, Quality and Review team to support an integrated planning and data reporting capability of student load management, delivery of core surveys, and in the University’s performance and provision of analytical insights to inform future service delivery.

The Director will strategically manage the University’s compliance, as a self-accrediting university, in accordance with Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act and as an international education provider under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act.

About you

As Director, you are an effective leader with a track record of developing and implementing evidence-based planning, data modelling, and reporting capabilities to support organisation-wide strategic decision making.

With experience in the Australian higher education sector and strong knowledge of the associated regulatory processes, you will have demonstrated success in effectively partnering with senior management to implement key policy initiatives.

About us

Southern Cross University, ranked in the Asia-Pacific's top 100 universities and the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings for 2018), is a progressive, young and connected research university, with vibrant campuses in two states. They are in locations of extraordinary natural beauty and creativity: Coffs Harbour in the Mid North Coast and Lismore in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, while our fastest-growing campus is located at the Gold Coast Airport in southern Queensland.

Our Lismore campus is located in the beautiful Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, set on more than 75 hectares of lush landscaped gardens and rainforest walkways. With a population of approximately 45,000, Lismore is the business and government centre of the Northern Rivers region of NSW and enjoys all the amenities you would expect of a vibrant, regional city. A thriving arts community ensures a lively calendar of events, many of which celebrate the agricultural life of the region and its clean, green, alternate lifestyle.

Contact for further information

Name:         Professor Tyrone Carlin, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)
Phone:         02 6626 9189

Applications close at 9:00am AEDT on the closing date. Late applications will not be accepted.

To view the full position advertisement and details of the application process please click on the APPLY button where you will be redirected to the Southern Cross University website.  The Vacancy ID is 19013