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Associate Director, Strategic Digital Programs

Geelong, Australia
An attractive salary package on offer | 17% Superannuation
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

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  • Based at our Geelong, Waterfront Campus | Hybrid work arrangements
  • Full-time and fixed-term for 2 years
  • An attractive salary package on offer | 17% Superannuation

Why work with us?

At Deakin, you will enjoy a range of benefits, including various leave options such as generous parental leave and the ability to purchase additional leave; flexible working arrangements to help manage your work-life balance; ongoing learning and development opportunities to advance your career; an inclusive, supportive culture and environment to work in, both online and on campus.

Who are we?

Deakin University is a tech haven, at the forefront of innovation and cutting-edge research. With locations across five campuses including Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and our dynamic online Campus - it's the ideal place for tech enthusiasts to thrive. We're proud to be a progressive and open-minded university, delivering the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world's universities.

The Digital Services Division drives digital innovation at Deakin to deliver intelligent, future-focused solutions that anticipate and respond to digital needs.

Join us on this exciting journey of innovation, where Deakin's dedication to technological progress can fuel your passion for the tech world.

About the role:

As the Associate Director, Strategic Digital Programs, you will be reporting directly to the Chief Information and Digital Officer where you will play a pivotal role in advancing strategic and operational initiatives. Your leadership, characterised by a passion for technology, a drive to shape culture, and strong relationship management, will be integral to the success of Digital Services.

As Associate Director, Strategic Digital Programs, you will:

  • Lead, mentor, and inspire a team of skilled professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment. Provide guidance and support to team members in delivering strategic initiatives, ensuring their growth and development.
  • Contribute to the development of the strategic direction for Digital Services, in alignment with the wider University Services portfolio and create a shared sense of purpose by demonstrating how elements of the strategy fit together and contribute to higher-level goals.
  • Collaborate closely with various stakeholders and across the University to ensure alignment and successful delivery of initiatives.
  • Develop and implement strategic initiatives that align with Deakin’s goals and future needs. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for improvement.

What you will bring:

  • Extensive experience conceptualising, developing and implementing contemporary solutions, strategies and services to achieve a large organisation’s objectives.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain strong and productive relationships with internal and external partners and customers.
  • Proven ability to exercise judgement, influence others, be flexible and adaptive to environmental changes and priorities, and gain support for new plans, programs or initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative work teams and proven capability to achieve quality customer service to clients and quality improvement to a wide range of practices and services.

Here's how to apply: 

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter of no more than 1 page, outlining your skills and experience.

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Peter Auhl, Chief Information and Digital Officer via

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File PD - Associate Director, Strategic Digital Programs.pdf

Applications for this position close on Monday, 1 July 2024.

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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