Senior Manager, Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global & Engagement)

Ballarat, Australia
$118,730 p.a. plus up to 17% superannuation
22 May 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Global and Engagement – Ballarat Campus
  • Full-time, continuing appointment
  • HEW 9 - $118,730 p.a. plus up to 17% superannuation

About the role

You will lead the operational management of the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global and Engagement). In addition, you will coordinate and undertake high priority projects and initiatives aligned with the University’s strategic priorities and objectives, in addition to providing strategic advice to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global and Engagement).

You will:

  • manage the Global and Engagement portfolio’s strategic and business planning process;
  • work closely with the corporate functions of the University to ensure effective and efficient ongoing operations of the portfolio and project operations;
  • work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to contribute and implement the University’s strategy to grow new business; and
  • scope, develop, lead and manage projects relating to strategic priorities and business initiatives.

About Federation University

At Federation University, we are driven to make a real difference to the lives of every student, and to the communities we serve.

Across our University and TAFE campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, and the Wimmera, we deliver world-class education and facilities. With the largest network of campuses across Victoria, as well as a growing Brisbane base, we are uniquely positioned to provide pathways from vocational education and skills training at Federation TAFE through to higher education.

Federation University’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 outlines our ambition to be Australia’s leading regional university. Our University and TAFE provide integrated lifelong learning, skills, and impactful research enabling people and communities to prosper locally, regionally, and globally.

We are the number one ranked university in Australia for First Generation Student Enrolments (Good Universities Guide 2022). Along with top rankings in Victoria around student support, social equity, skills and employment. This includes:

  • Number one in Victoria for Social Equity
  • Number one in Victoria for Skills Development (undergraduate)
  • Number one in Victoria for Student Support (undergraduate)
  • Number one in Victoria for Skills Development (postgraduate)
  • Number one in Victoria for Full Time Employment (undergraduate)

About you

You will possess an understanding of the Australian and international tertiary sector. You will have proven ability in developing and executing strategic and operational business plans and policy and the delivery of these within timeframes and budget. In addition, you will have excellent project management skills with a proven record of successfully managing all aspects of projects through to completion.

You will possess:

  • exemplary relationship management and consulting skills;
  • analytical skills and highly developed planning and organisational skills; and
  • demonstrated high level problem-solving skills and ability to develop and implement innovative approaches.

How to apply

Please apply by Sunday, 4 June 2023

Interviews will be held on Thursday, 8 June 2023 and Friday, 9 June 2023

Applicants are required to submit a resume and suitability statement.

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If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please email the Recruitment team or phone 03 5327 9756.  Our position descriptions also list a contact person for job specific enquiries.

A workplace for remarkable people

For 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Organisational Development and Diversity.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Organisational Development and Diversity.

What we offer

We foster a positive culture shaped by our values of inclusion, innovation, excellence, empowerment and collaboration as outlined in Federation’s Living Values Charter.

You will be able to take advantage of our Health Sports and Aquatics Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, annualised hours, flexible work options, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen, SMB and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our LinkedIn Life page or our leave and work-life balance webpage.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more

Federation University is committed to The Circle Back Initiative program, whereby we will respond to every applicant.