Director, Faculty Operations

Hawthorn, Australia
05 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Key Leadership role within large and dynamic faculty
  • 3 year, full time position based in Hawthorn
  • Excellent salary package with 17.5% superannuation and fantastic benefits

About the Job

The Director, Faculty Operations (DFO) is responsible for the leadership and broad spectrum of professional operations within the Faculty, ensuring that an operational framework is in place to support the achievement of faculty targets and objectives.

Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, and as a member of the Faculty Executive, the DFO is a member of the higher education leadership team. The position provides expert operational advice to senior executives on a range of matters and develops, manages and implements plans to achieve Faculty objectives.

In this position, you will lead an efficient and effective professional support team that effectively supports the Academic and Research teams within the Faculty. This includes overseeing the planning, development and monitoring of the Faculty’s human and physical resource plans in order to advance the performance and operational effectiveness of the Faculty.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5000 staff globally. Swinburne offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. 

The University’s mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience, and/ or proven extensive experience in the management of significant human and material resources
  • Proven ability in developing and executing strategic and operational business plans and policy, and the delivery of these within timeframes and budget
  • High level analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to develop and implement innovative solutions
  • Possess high level interpersonal skills demonstrated through an ability to collaborate, motivate, influence and negotiate in the best interests of the Faculty and University in the context of a matrix reporting structure

For further details on the requirements for this role, please review the Key Selection Criteria within the Position Description.


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Participate in regular personal and career development programs
  • Enjoy 50% study fee reduction
  • Salary package your car parking, superannuation and vehicle lease plans. It can help you get the most value from what you earn.

For more information on benefits, please visit https://www.swinburne.edu.au/intranet/your-employment/pay-conditions/staff-benefits/

How to apply and further information

To view the position description or to start an application, please click on ‘Apply’.

For further information about the position, please refer to the Position Description. For further enquires please contact Hung Nguyen (Pro Vice-Chancellor of FSET) on 0428993812 or hungnguyen@swin.edu.au.

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr Walter Robles, on inclusion@swin.edu.au. For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au

Applications close at 5 pm 20th August 2019.

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