Director, Information Services

Sippy Downs, Australia
15 May 2019
End of advertisement period
12 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Salary Level:   Senior staff remuneration package including University vehicle plus 17% employer superannuation contributions
Appointment:  Full-time, fixed-term (5 years)

USC Vision

USC will be a university of international standing and an unsurpassed community asset, focusing on the region from Moreton Bay to Fraser Coast.

University Strategic Goals

The University will be:

A primary engine of capacity building for our region;

A comprehensive multi-campus university growing towards 35,000 students; and

Positioned globally as a top-500 university and a top-100 university under 50 years of age.

Overview of Information Services (IS)                                                                           

As a strategic partner supporting the University, Information Services enables and supports student and staff success in learning, teaching, research and administration by building capability and providing professional expertise. To that end and in collaboration with colleagues and peer organisations, Information Services contributes to innovations and infrastructure that are critical to the advancement of research, teaching and engagement in the digital information age.  Its services are interwoven into all aspects of the University’s business and are founded on a strong service ethic and a culture that values innovation and diversity.

Overview of the Role

USC is seeking an exceptional individual to take on the role of Director, Information Services, leading our Information Services division and playing a central role in enabling our institution to tackle the challenges of a continually evolving university in the higher education sector.  The Director, Information Services is a member of the University’s senior staff and provides strategic leadership and direction in the development and delivery of information resources, services and facilities to support USC’s academic and business activities across multiple campuses.  The role works collaboratively with Executive and senior staff on organisational planning, budgeting, policy and strategy development to drive the University’s strategic goals.

The role manages the direction, coordination and implementation of initiatives to enable effective delivery of the strategic goals of USC and oversees the functional areas of the Library, Information Management Services and Mail and Print Services.  The role plans and works collaboratively with Executive and other Senior Staff to ensure the effective provision of educational resources and integration of information literacy and technologies into student learning and the provision of outstanding access to educational, research resources and library services for the entire USC community.  The position also provides expertise and ensures compliance with the University’s copyright and scholarly communication activities, records management, right to information and information privacy.

The role requires exceptional leadership skills to manage the portfolio and to support USC in its expansion and the opening of our new campus at Moreton Bay.  This is also an opportunity to review present practices, develop and innovate as USC integrates our information services across multiple campuses with a multidisciplinary teaching, learning and research environment. 

To be considered for the role, a candidate must demonstrate:

  • A relevant post graduate qualification with extensive experience in information services within a university or research institution and expertise in at least one of the Information Services’ functional areas.
    Success in the leadership and management of staff, including the ability to develop and maintain high performance teams across multiple campuses.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally and a strong track record of effective people leadership including the ability to lead change and manage performance.
  • Expertise in policy and strategy development and implementation, particularly in information management and related areas.
  • Extensive experience in the effective management of significant financial and capital resources.
  • Sound knowledge of the obligations and compliance requirements of relevant legislation.

The appointment will be for a period of five years.

Additionally, in accordance with the University’s Staff Code of Conduct – Governing Policy, all staff are expected to display professional behaviour, communicate respectfully, and perform their duties responsibly.

A role statement is not intended to limit the scope of a role but to highlight the key aspects of the role. The requirements of the role may be altered in order to meet the changing operational needs of the University.

Contact for Further Information

Professor Tim Wess
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Office of the DVC (A)
07 5459 4465

Closing Date

Midnight, Wednesday 19 June 2019

To Apply

All applicants MUST provide both a statement of claims and resume/curriculum vitae. 

Information regarding how to prepare your application and write an effective statement of claims is available on our website information for applicants

As part of your role, you may be required to travel to any one of USC's locations.

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USC values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion.
USC strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.