Manager, Transition and Retention

Location
Darwin, Australia
Posted
14 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
07 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Continuing, full time appointment
Professional Level 8 Salary, $94,573 to $106,917 pa

Plus 17% super & 6 weeks annual leave
Casuarina Campus

Apply your strategic thinking and leadership skills to improve student transition and retention at CDU

We are a new world university. Like our namesake, Charles Darwin we think differently. We innovate, embrace change, challenge conventions and look for better ways. We’re not about tradition or legacy, privilege or exclusivity. We care about people as individuals, and about our wider society. We’re about what we can give to the world, rather than what we take. We cannot build a new world without diversity of thought, so we bring together people with unique perspectives in an inclusive and supporting learning environment to help them connect, discover and grow.This is the CDU difference.

Implementation of a successful change in 2020 brought VET and HE teams together to better support students. It’s a great time to join the dynamic Student and Engagement Success team at CDU, working to improve the student experience, contribute to student growth (through acquisition and retention strategies) and support education and training innovation.

Leading a new Transition and Retention team as Manager Transition and Retention,you will provide strategic advice and support for retention improvement, academic progression, student onboarding and orientation, student mentoring and equity-based transition programs. Using data and analytics you’ll deliver evidence-based targeted strategies to ensure the University is positioned to meet the changing needs of its target markets and achieve student growth by retaining students.

To be successful you require a relevant postgraduate qualification and/or extensive experience in a managerial role, alongside contemporary knowledge of research and practices in the field of transition and retention, widening participation and the application of this knowledge in a VET or HE educational context. Your high-level communication and stakeholder management skills will allow you to influence cultural and procedural change and lead teams to successful outcomes.

To view the responsibilities of the role please click on the:Position Profile

All applications must be received online via https://cdu.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/manager-transition-and-retention-562 and should include a cover letter, a response addressing the essential competencies contained within the position profile, and a detailed resume.

For a confidential discussion please contact Sarah Fletcher,Director Student Engagementon 08 8946 6290 or email sarah.fletcher@cdu.edu.au.

Charles Darwin University values inclusion and diversity in the workplace and aims to achieve a workforce that is representative of the community it serves.  We encourage applications from Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Applications Close: Sunday 7th February 2021

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