Advancement Team Leader - Events and Special Projects

Hawthorn, Boroondara, Australia
$82,585 - $89,149
21 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Outstanding leadership role within a dynamic team
  • Salary range: $82,585 - $89,149 plus superannuation
  • Full time, fixed term position until Dec 2017, based at our Hawthorn Campus

Swinburne University of Technology is an internationally-recognised provider of quality education and an institution with a rich legacy of industry collaborations. We are an innovative University at the forefront of technology and are committed to delivering excellence in higher education, vocational training and research.

An opportunity for an experienced event professional to take on a leadership role within our team has arisen within the University Advancement Office Events and Special Projects Team.
As the Advancement Team Leader - Events and Special Projects, you will deliver creative and exciting public lectures, alumni and philanthropy as well as university events.
This role will support the wider university to run their own events and aims to increase involvement and participation in events, as well as planning for future enhancements.

Skills and experience
To be successful in the role, you will need to have proven experience in delivering strategic VIP and major events including the management of event logistics, speakers, venues and publicity. Your ability to develop and manage relationships, including in cross cultural environments, and the capacity to work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders

A full list of the selection criteria is available in the position description

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan, which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be a world class university of science, technology and innovation.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check.
All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

How to apply
To start an application click on 'begin' at the bottom of the page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description. Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information, please contact Michelle Macgregor Owen, Director, University Advancement on 9214 4768 or email:
If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: 28184
Applications close: 5pm, Thursday 28th April 2017


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