Executive Director - Swinburne Innovation Precinct

Hawthorn, Boroondara, Australia
10 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Innovation Precinct and the role

Swinburne University of Technology is on an exciting growth trajectory, which has at its heart a focus on research impact, translation and innovation to create value for our partners in industry, government and the community. We have established a university wide “Innovation Precinct” that will position Swinburne as a leading centre of entrepreneurial activity, integrating research, new business development and commercialisation. Our goal is to create a unique outcomes-oriented entrepreneurial and commercially oriented environment for students and staff that is supported by a coherent and consistent approach to industry research engagement, business development and commercialisation.

We are seeking an innovation leader for the role of Executive Director, Swinburne Innovation Precinct that will lead the development and implementation of the next phase of the Innovation Precinct.

You will work collaboratively with industry, government and community partners, Swinburne Research colleagues and senior staff of the University. Key to your success will be the capacity to facilitate positive internal and external networks to build, promote and manage the Precinct with a clear focus on outcomes including KPIs related to incubator/ accelerator activities, research-led innovation, new commercialisation opportunities and impact.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Proven track record in research-led innovation and commercialisation, with high-level understanding of the Australian innovation ecosystem, policies and opportunities.
  • Proven experience in the development and implementation of complex high impact innovation projects, and ability to act strategically across disciplines and at a whole-of-system level involving a wide range of factors and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in building relationships and lasting partnerships with government, industry, business and/or stakeholder management, including a sound knowledge of appropriate concepts, methods and practices.

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

What we offer

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. 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 world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/about/jobs/why-work-at-swinburne/

As we are a Child Safe Organisation, 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.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Aleksandar Subic, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Development), +61 3 9214 5223.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: 33028
Applications close at 5pm, 3rd August 2017

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