Planning & Improvement Advisor

Bundoora, Banyule, Australia
$91,330 - $104,909 per annum
20 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
14 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Work collaboratively with staff to co-ordinate effective strategic and operational planning and improvement processes
  • Full time, continuing role based at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $91,330 - $104,909 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation

About La Trobe

La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turns 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The Planning and Governance Division provides a leadership role within the University in the following functional areas: Planning and Institutional Performance, Risk Management, Legal Services, Governance and Policy, Records and Archives, and Program Management.

Within the Planning and Institutional Performance Unit, the Planning, Review and Improvement team is primarily responsible for leading and managing the implementation of the integrated and robust planning, review and improvement framework and processes within La Trobe to ensure that the achievement of the University's strategic objectives is appropriately supported.

About the role

Reporting to the Manager, Planning and Improvement, you will work in close collaboration with staff across the University, building and maintaining relationships, recognising shared agendas and working towards positive outcomes. Coordinate the implementation of the University's annual planning and review cycle processes. Provide professional and administrative support for cyclic reviews of Colleges, Schools and units. Support strategic and operational planning process and support the development and implementation of annual monitoring and review processes. You will also project manage various initiatives.

Skills & Experience

To be considered for this role you will have completed a relevant tertiary qualification, preferably at postgraduate level, with management/initiative experience within a tertiary environment. You will possess strong analytical, problem solving, negotiation, research and communication skills. Experience with strategic and operational planning cycles, preparing planning documents, project design and management, project evaluation and supporting senior committees is also essential.


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How to Apply

Closing date: 14 May 2017

Position Enquiries: Katerina Speer, Director, Planning & Institutional Performance Unit (PIPU)   +61 3 9479 1423 /  


This position is open to people with valid full-time working rights in Australia.

Please address the Key Selection Criteria in the position description and include with your application.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Kerryn Harbert, Recruitment Advisor +61 3 9479 1623.

To apply and to view position description please visit and search for job no. (552373) under current vacancies.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

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