Director, Social Impact Industry

Randwick, Australia
14 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Business School is a leader in business education and research in the Asian region and one of the largest Business Schools in Australia with more than 15,000 students, 500 academic and professional staff and more than 80,000 alumni and partners.

The Business School offers a full suite of business degree programs at undergraduate, postgraduate, coursework and research levels, including the AGSM MBA programs and a range of Executive Programs. Its direction is guided by a business advisory council of leading CEOs, chairpersons and other business leaders.

The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is a national research and education centre dedicated to catalysing social change for a better world. We aim to catalyse change by drawing on our foundations of Research, and Education and translating knowledge, creating leaders, developing usable resources, and reaching across traditional divides to facilitate collaborations.

About the role

  • Senior appointment: A$165K per annum (plus 9.5% employer superannuation and leave loading)
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)
  • CSI Sydney CBD office

The Centre for Social Impact is seeking a Director of Social Impact Industry to take a lead role in developing and managing CSI’s Industry relationships and providing a critical bridge between academia and CSI’s catalysing social change strategic agenda.

The Social Impact Industry Director will have responsibility for working with new and existing industry partners and contributing to CSI’s financial sustainability and developing the capacity of the social purpose sector. It will do this through three primary areas: development and implementation of professional development education programs (based on industry needs); the development of tools/ guides/ resources that assist industry to achieve social impact (including the significant Amplify Social Impact project); and industry related outcomes focused research projects.

We are seeking an energetic, collegiate and effective individual who is passionate about, and wants to play a leadership role in, helping to catalyse positive social change.

You will have overall responsibility for delivering on CSI’s strategic vision for catalysing social impact. Working closely with the CEO, the CSI National Executive and the CSI UNSW Senior Leadership Team, you will ensure the alignment of CSI’s national and UNSW’s strategic priorities, whilst also contributing to community engagement of the Centre, Faculty and University.

About you

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have research experience in a discipline relevant to CSI and an ability to translate research into practical application (e.g. tools, guides, resources, including through technology) for social purpose organisations across sectors (government, corporates, not-for-profits, social enterprises etc.).
  • Be experienced in designing and managing high quality educational programs to build the capability of others.
  • Be experienced in generating income through the development and management of relationships (e.g. through industry projects, research grants or other funding).
  • Be an effective, proactive and energetic leader who can supervise and motivate diverse groups of people across CSI to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Be an outstanding communicator with an acute interest in understanding what industry needs, the ability to listen and exceptional at developing and stewarding highly productive external and internal relationships.
  • Be excited about, and committed to, the future direction of CSI, our culture and our values

An applicant for this role must be an Australian citizen or have Australian work rights for the duration of the fixed term role and will be required to undergo a pre-employment qualification check prior to appointment to this role.

Applicants should systemically address the selection criteria found within the position description in their on-line application. If an application does not systematically address the selection criteria it may not be considered.


Ben Richards, Talent Acquisition Lead.


Applications close: midnight Sunday 23:59 on 11th March 2018