Campus Experience Design Lead

Sydney, Australia
22 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Office of the Vice-Principal (Strategy)

  • Strategic Lead role based in Camperdown
  • Full time, fixed term for 1 year with possibility of extension
  • Competitive remuneration package over $175K

About the opportunity 

We are seeking an innovative, strategic thinker with an understanding of design practice to support the University of Sydney (Parramatta/Westmead) expansion strategy, a key priority of the senior executive. The Campus Experience Design Lead will be responsible for the thought leadership and strategy of campus experience design within the University of Sydney (Parramatta/Westmead) initiative. This role will take ownership and responsibility for the student and academic experience aspects of the new campus, while also developing and mentoring junior strategy consultants. The Campus Experience Design Lead will frame University and wider community questions, lead design research, design definition, design and development in support of both our baseline and future state campus experiences.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Campus Experience Design Lead who possesses:

  • an understanding of the Australian higher education sector and are a champion for innovation
  • strong experience designing and implementing whole-of-organisation processes, including skills in due diligence and design
  • extensive experience in developing and maintaining senior stakeholder relationships in delivery of initiatives, including partnering and consultancy experience gained in the higher education sector, or large, complex, matrix organisations

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

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.

Closing date: 11.30pm 21 January 2018

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.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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