Director, Divisional Operations

Townsville, Australia
10 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Work for a world-leading University
  • Key senior leadership role
  • 5 year fixed term contract

James Cook University is committed to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference.We now have an exciting opportunity for a Director, Divisional Operations to contribute to our commitment. A five year, fixed-term contract, this position is based at our picturesque campus in Townsville.

What you can accomplish in this role

This is a key leadership role that provides operational leadership, day-to-day management and financial development of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies.  

Through effective & inspirational leadership, you will deliver on the Division’s strategic direction to build a sustainable future for people and industries in the tropics. 

Establishing strategic and collaborative working relationships, you will work to diversify our current portfolio of offerings and transform our culture to producing not just graduates, but attracting the best of the best to experience our world class facilities and establishing JCU as a University for the 21st Century that contributes to society, jobs and economic growth for the regions we operate in.

What you can bring to this role

With an ability to inspire a sense of purpose and direction within the Division, and more broadly, across the University  you will bring  your Entrepreneurial spirit to work with a team of people who share the vision in transforming JCU to a 21st century University.  Providing strong, effective, leadership, management, mentoring and professional development, you will optimise use of available resources and establish a healthy and safe culture of teamwork, transparency and openness, and maintain strong communication channels at all times.

Why is JCU the right career move for you?

Consistently ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, JCU is one of the world’s leading institutions focussing on the tropics and offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth.  JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

We support our people through the provision of:

  • generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
  • ongoing professional and career development
  • five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • well-equipped, modern facilities including on-campus shopping, gym, pool and childcare
  • balance of work and life so you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests

Click on the ‘apply now’ button to be taken to JCU’s career page where you can find out more information and download a PD and Information Pack

Vacancy Number: 16355

Applications close: 25 April 2018