Head, Education Services

Sydney, Australia
21 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Lead the professional staff teams supporting all aspects of teaching curriculum management and the student experience
  • Be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of education planning, service strategy and delivery of all programs and Discipline based activities
  • Full-time, continuing, Senior Professional Staff B role with attractive remuneration package

About the opportunity 

In this exciting role you’ll be a senior member of the professional leadership team for the Faculty, and provide expert advice and input in the development of strategy, policy and planning for the delivery of education, developing a culture of connectivity to transform the curricula in partnership with academics. Importantly you will enable academics to deliver the highest quality teaching experience for students and be a lead contributor to us achieving the goals of the distinctive Sydney education plan.

Another important part of your role will be to provide strategic advice regarding high quality, student oriented, and technologically supported and inclusive learning experiences. Your skills and experience in the postgraduate space will be especially well utilised as we continue to transform and deliver some of the largest postgraduate programs across the University, and increase our MBA and executive education offerings, including embedding career mentoring and support into our programs.

The University is undergoing a transformation of the student experience from support through to curriculum timetabling, career development and mobility, student enquiries and academic honesty and this position is your opportunity to lead the Business School’s contributions and efforts in these areas.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Head, Education Services who:

  • is an expert in change leadership and can work with teams and senior academics to deliver positive change across the areas of curriculum and quality, careers, admission, transition and student experience
  • develops and implements a consistent education planning process and service delivery strategy including working on university wide education initiatives
  • supports strategic academic decision-making across a range of education initiatives in the Faculty and university wide
  • continues to build and develop  high performance teams to deliver the administration and integration of services, quality assurance practices and reviews, curriculum development and planning, educational innovation and design and work integrated learning
  • designs and delivers strategies to improve the student experience, and
  • Fosters a culture of excellence and engagement across all staff members.

This is a role for a positive, forward thinking people leader who wants to effect real and positive change at team, Faculty and university level in collaboration with academic colleagues.

About us

The University of Sydney Business School has an outstanding international reputation in management research, learning, development of resources, and journal publishing and works in close cooperation with industry, government and the not-for-profit sectors. We are situated in a new state-of-the-art learning environment which, in the highly competitive global market for business education, will further enhance our ability to attract the best and brightest students, staff and researchers from around the world. The Business School has over 14,000 students enrolled in our suite of undergraduate and postgraduate programs and employs over 500 professional and academic staff.

The Business School is regarded as a leader in the region, and is one of the very few Australian schools to hold business and accounting accreditation from AACSB International and EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development. It is also the only Australian member school of CEMS, the Community of European Management Schools & International Companies.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney as an institution has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Sunday 3 November, 2019 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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