Manager, QA, Accreditation and Academic Support

Location
Boroondara, Australia
Posted
31 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2018
Ref
1528_09/17_A1
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • Newly created opportunity to contribute to our 2025 vision
  • Swinburne International, creating transnational education partnerships
  • Attractive Salary and Generous Benefits

Swinburne is a place where your work can impact the national economy and wellbeing of our society. We promote diversity, support career development, provide flexibility and offer competitive salary packages.

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with industry, government and the broader community.

Swinburne International is tasked with expanding the University’s global capability and a critical component of this strategy is the development of innovative transnational education partnerships and programs, particularly within the Asian region that help create positive impact and profile for our students, staff and research. 

About the job

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team managing operational quality assurance, accreditation and continuous improvement in teaching and learning across the University’s transnational teaching locations. The Manager, QA, Accreditation and Academic Support reports directly to the University’s Dean of Transnational Education. They will also work collaboratively with senior professional and academic staff (particularly Associate Dean’s International) to ensure high quality contextualised delivery of Swinburne academic programs at scale with multiple partners using diverse models and modes of delivery for optimum student outcomes. 

This will include providing Swinburne Faculties and transnational education partner staff with high-level service to support the achievement of the University’s International Expanding Global Capability strategy. An important component of the strategy is to identify and develop high performing teams of academic and professional staff in-country to help expand the University’s ability to deliver in-demand academic programs across a broad range of discipline areas.

The Manager, QA, Accreditation and Academic Support will play a central role in familiarising such staff with our quality assurance policies, procedures and processes, as well as more broadly facilitating collaborative activities between academics (Swinburne and partner staff) across our teaching locations. 

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Postgraduate qualifications and extensive experience in quality assurance, accreditation and support of teaching and learning within a transnational education setting; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Proven ability in working collaboratively with academic and professional staff (within culturally diverse settings) to operationalise quality assurance policies, procedures and processes within the higher education sector A track record of facilitating a continuous cycle of quality improvement in academic program delivery; and
  • High level analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to develop and implement innovative solutions

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

What we offer

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 up to 17% employer contributions (superannuation) and various voluntary salary packaging options. Other discounts include annual Myki cards and private health insurance. 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 negotiable removal expenses for Academic staff, paid maternity/partner leave, working from home and part time options are available.

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/

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, business, design and innovation. 

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 Bill Damachis (Dean, Transnational Education) on +61 (0)3 9214 3520. 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 (0)3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Applications close at 5 pm on Friday 23rd February 2018