Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Success

Melbourne, Australia
13 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Play a central role in driving strategic imperatives across the University
  • Fixed term (5 years), full-time position based at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • Salary commensurate with executive level position

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 turned 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.

 About the role

This is a key position that will provide leadership and strategic direction in the delivery of key University strategic imperatives.  The Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Success (PVC Student Success) is a new leadership position reporting to the DVC (Academic) and plays a central role across the University to give effect to the Strategic Goal of delivering an outstanding student experience that is engaging, academically successful and leads to positive career outcomes.

The PVC is responsible for leading the university’s student employability strategic objective which includes curricular and co-curricular strategies for preparing career-ready graduates.

The PVC will work collaboratively and strategically with key stakeholders across the academic Colleges and central portfolios to build on existing programs and develop new initiatives that contribute to supporting and enhancing the success of all students.

Key priorities for this position will include;

  • Leading the Student Employability initiative
  • Brokering educational links with industry in our community
  • Develop capacity for the integration of employability capabilities within the University

Further responsibilities and requirements for the role can be found in the attached Position Desciption.

Skills & Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have a distinguished scholarly record in the field of student success and career education.  You will also demonstrate experience in managing a large and strategically important business unit, including professional maturity, political acumen, tenacity and resilience.  Well developed communication skills – both verbal and written – will be critical in effectively performing this role.                                                                                                                                                                                

How to Apply

Closing date:  11th October, 2017

Position Enquiries: Joe Mallamace – Senior Recruitment Business Partner.

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact HR Assist on 9479 1234.

To apply and to view position description please visit and search for position no. 552961 under current vacancies.

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

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.