Director, Governance

Bathurst, Australia
26 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • New leadership and direction driving organisational change
  • Provide academic governance expertise
  • Assist in establishing leadership governance across the University

The Role

  • Fixed Term (up to three (3) years), Full Time
  • Senior remuneration in the range of $156,499 to $195, 624 p.a.(including 17% superannuation)
  • Bathurst

As Director, Governance you will have responsibility for managing the business and operations of the Governance Services unit within the Office of Governance and Corporate Affairs, including, in coordination with the University Secretary, the responsibilities of the University Council and its Committees, Academic Senate and its Committees, compliance committees of the University and other University management and academic committees. You will provide high-level advice on governance matters to the University Secretary, and manage tasks delegated by the University Council, and Academic Senate relating to all reporting responsibilities (internal and external), University rules, policies and procedures.

As Director, Governance you will have particular responsibility for the Universitys coordination and management of reporting against the Higher Education Standards Framework as a key driver of academic quality. This includes the provision of advice to the University community on reporting requirements. You will effectively manage all governance policies and procedures, which apply across all staff, students, Faculties and Divisions. This includes researching and developing new policy, with reference to the university sector and to administrative law rules and precedent, provision of authoritative strategic advice to staff, students and sections of the University, and management of many of the processes that flow from policy.

The provision of advice on academic governance structures, responsibilities and accountabilities also forms a key responsibility.

To be successful you will have:

  • A higher degree in business, law or public policy or equivalent knowledge and expertise such as professional accreditation, with significant experience in a relevant setting.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and maintain professional relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of higher education policy and the Australian Higher Education environment, including AQF, TEQSA and Higher Education Standards Framework, governance protocols and cross-sectoral policy and issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to research, review and analyse data, identify solutions and opportunities in complex areas, formulate options and recommendations, write and present reports and high level policy and procedures at the corporate level and to develop systems of accountability for University policies and procedures; AND
  • Demonstrated experience in the strategic and operational management of staff and resources to meet the objectives of the Office and the University.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Office of Governance and Corporate Affairs is responsible for coordinating the governance of the University and is required to provide executive support to senior committees of the University. The Office of Governance and Corporate Affairs is also responsible for providing advice to the Vice-Chancellor, senior executives and staff of the University in relation to University governance, audit and risk management, investigations/appeals and complaints, legislative compliance, legal requirements, policy management and records management. The Office of Governance and Corporate Affairs also assists with other administrative, governance and advisory services relating to the corporate organisation of the University, such as graduations, elections, University rules and delegations.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Cassandra Webeck | University Secretary and Director, Governance and Corporate Affairs | email: | Ph: 02 6338 4207

Closing Date: 11 pm, 24 October 2019