Associate Director, Education Innovation and Business Development

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
27 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Leadership position playing a significant role in operationalising strategies to establish a local, national, offshore, and online learning presence for UWA
  • Full time appointment on a three-year, fixed term basis
  • Attractive remuneration package with a competitive salary and 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The role will work within the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) portfolio: Education Innovation and Enterprise.

The office of the Director, Education Innovation and Enterprise is a newly established function that recognises the dynamic and disruptive nature of higher education. It will oversee two major areas of strategic direction for UWA: digital innovation and employability.

The role will also work collaboratively within and beyond that portfolio to support student recruitment, enhanced student experiences, industry engagement initiatives as well as key institutional partnerships. Within these two areas, external negotiations with government; software providers; third party online delivery organisations and many other bodies, is an increasing feature and involves close internal liaison with UWA’s legal, IT, finance and other areas.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Director, Education Innovation and Enterprise, you will explore and implement opportunities for establishment and growth of the University’s local, national, offshore, and online learning presence. You will also provide oversight for a program of local, national, online, and offshore projects including managing third party contract development, budgets, scope, risks, and stakeholders to ensure all projects are delivered within budget, to agreed timeframes and to quality expectations. In addition, you will work to ensure relationships are cultivated and nurtured with partners to further the University’s local, national, and international reach and reputation, and the achievement of this element of the Education and Internationalisation Strategies.

About you

To be considered for this opportunity, you will have relevant tertiary qualifications and extensive relevant experience in project management. You will also have significant experience in the higher education sector or a related field, and experience working within legal and regulatory frameworks and varied governance structures at a senior management level.

You will the ability to influence across senior levels of large, complex organisations and demonstrate the ability to analyse and interpret complex data, present findings, and advocate positions. In addition, you will have the ability to develop and lead significant projects through the project management lifecycle, collaborating with diverse stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1-page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Monday, 20 March 2023

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Deborah Roberts on (08) 6488 2490 or at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
    We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.