Senior Higher Education Adviser

Clayton, Monash, Australia
$108,469 - $115,133
13 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job No.


Faculty / Portfolio:

Vice-Chancellor and President  
Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President 

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: Two year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $108,469 - $115,133 pa HEW Level 09
(plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Achieve at a world top 100 university
  • Support the Chair of Universities Australia
  • Clayton location

If you're after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen.  With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

Monash University wishes to appoint a dynamic professional to the position of Senior Higher Education Adviser to support the Vice-Chancellor in her role as the next Chair of Universities Australia.  Responsibilities will include supporting the Chair of Universities Australia to develop and implement policy agenda. This will involve close collaboration with the Vice-Chancellor and a broad range of stakeholders including senior university leaders, the Universities Australia Board and staff members, politicians, ministerial advisers and government officials. 

Universities Australia was established on 22 May 2007 as the peak body representing the university sector. Universities Australia represents Australian universities in the public interest, both nationally and internationally. Members of Universities Australia are the universities, represented by their Chief Executive Officer and the Chair of the Universities Australia board.

The fundamental elements of the role encompass the provision of policy, advocacy and political advice to the Vice-Chancellor/Chair as well as liaising with key stakeholders on the development and delivery of the Chair's policy agenda.  

Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor's Chief of Staff, the Senior Higher Education Adviser will demonstrate a deep understanding of the higher education environment in Australia and internationally and a strong commitment to delivering on the Vice-Chancellor's and Universities Australia's agenda. The successful candidate will possess exceptional numerical, conceptual and analytical skills with the ability to evaluate potential impacts and interpret complex legislation and policy. Key relationship management skills with proven experience in negotiating consultative and successful outcomes will be critical to selection.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer toDownload File "How to apply for Monash Jobs"


Initial enquiries may be directed in confidence to Emily Spencer via email at or by 03 9902 4327

Position Description

Download File PD - Senior Higher Education Adviser

Closing Date

Wednesday 26 April 2017, 11.55pm AEST

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