Strategic Advisor

Kensington, Australia
17 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Division of the DVC(E) is a large portfolio covering a wide range of activities supporting the student experience, the needs of academic staff and international operations. The Division is made up of the following departments: Library, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) and Shared Student Services.

The PVC Education Portfolio is responsible for leading and supporting the development and implementation of strategies, programs and initiatives to improve students’ experience of learning and to enhance the capabilities of the University’s staff in relation to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of technology enabled learning, teaching, curricula and the resources to support learning and/or teaching.

About the role

  • Salary Level: Competitive remuneration package with the option to take 17% employer superannuation plus leave loading
  • Full time, Fixed Term for 5 years

 This position will take a strategic leadership role in the planning, design and delivery of world-class learning and teaching environments at UNSW, driven by the University’s education strategy and Students as Partners’ objectives. Key to success will be the ability to effectively and efficiently manage interdependencies across the University, working with a wide range of stakeholders to deliver an academically-driven investment program and integrated service model. This role will be responsible for strategy, design principles, change program strategies and investment planning while delivering high level research, information, advice and analysis for decision-making at senior levels of the University.

The successful candidate should possess:

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or a combination of qualification and experience in an area of study and work relevant to learning environments and the higher education sector.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, influencing and negotiation skills, and demonstrated ability to build consensus with senior management and diverse stakeholders on both strategic and operational levels
  • Advanced analytical and conceptual skills including the ability to research, analyse and synthesize issues and develop clear strategies, methodologies and outputs

Applicants should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Geoff Crisp, PVC Education on telephone (+61 2) 9385 8244 or email

Applications close:  Sunday 26 March 2017

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