Director, Centre for English Teaching

Sydney, Australia
07 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Director, Centre for English Teaching
Centre for English Teaching

  • Opportunity for an innovative and collaborative Director to lead the Centre for English Teaching
  • Be valued for your exceptional experience at leading a large English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) unit
  • Full-time continuing, competitive remuneration package available which includes base salary, leaving loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

We have an exciting opportunity available for an innovative and collaborative leader to take on the position of Director, Centre for English Teaching and drive the effective development and implementation of strategy and business plans, and the overall management of all aspects of the Centre for English Teaching (“CET”), including the financial management of programs and the development of new markets. Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Registrar) you will:

  • provide the strategic leadership to CET to ensure it prepares students to successfully attain the required English level for their University programs
  • be responsible for oversight of the coordination of delivery and evaluation of the student related administrative procedures to support all CET students
  • provide effective supervision and management of staff to ensure high staff morale, and an effective collegiate culture which values innovation, respect for others, stakeholders needs and a strong customer service ethos, both internally and externally
  • develop and review the scope of CET policy to improve the quality of academic policy.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Director, Centre for English Teaching who demonstrates:

  • experience in successfully leading a large ELICOS centre
  • substantial demonstrated experience in leading strategic development and business planning in a competitive ELICOS market and communicating their vision clearly
  • experience in budget development, including forecasting, reporting and general financial management of a substantial budget
  • demonstrated experience in successfully managing complex change with diverse stakeholders in challenging environments
  • demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining credible, productive, consultative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders both within and outside the University, including agents and government officials and providing high level and accurate and timely advice
  • demonstrated experience building, leading and evaluating innovative teams to achieve desired outcomes in program/curriculum development, assessment and systems development
  • substantial experience in teaching effectively, developing innovative curriculum and program and student evaluation
  • relevant qualifications at the postgraduate level
  • experience and recognition as a leader in digital education innovation.

About us

The Centre for English Teaching (CET) is located in the DVC (Registrar) Portfolio and works in close cooperation with the other Portfolios and with Faculties to offer a number of English language programs  that enable students to successfully attain the standard of English  required for entry to a range of postgraduate programs.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 5pm 22 November 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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