Deputy Director, Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, AGSE

Boroondara, Australia
28 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • We are driven to find innovative research solutions to real world problems
  • HEW 9, $108,214 – $114,678 + 17% Super
  • Full-time, ongoing, Hawthorn campus

About Swinburne

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. 

About the job

The Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) is a vehicle for leadership in entrepreneurship and innovation, industry engagement, postgraduate and executive education, and entrepreneurship research in the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL). Its top-end postgraduate suite is grounded in a shared blueprint, including a focus upon entrepreneurship and innovation, disruptive and cutting-edge content, intensive delivery, industry engagement, business-to-business partnerships, applied learning and authentic assessment.

Reporting to the Director, AGSE, the Deputy Director, AGSE will manage a team of staff to ensure the successful implementation of AGSE courses and activities, including mentoring, events, marketing and communications. 
The incumbent will also support the Director, AGSE in all aspects of industry engagement, partnerships, co-creation of content, design and development of new products/services and external stakeholder management.

The Deputy Director, AGSE will act as Director, AGSE during leave periods and other occasions as required.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience; or extensive management experience and proven management expertise; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a leader of a professional team, exercising formal and informal leadership as appropriate, in a busy environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with industry to foster and implement collaborative outcomes

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


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How to apply

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 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 and innovation. 

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. 

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 Floran Shirzad on +61 3 9214 8080. 

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

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on

Applications close at 5 pm, Wednesday 14 March 2018