Senior Manager, Events Strategy

Boroondara, Australia
21 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Play an integral role in advancing Swinburne’s strategic goals
  • HEW 9, $111,602 – $118, 196 + 17% Super
  • 3 years fixed term contract, Hawthorn Campus

About Swinburne

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 both industry and the community.

About the job

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen to join our Advancement division in the newly created role of Senior Manager, Events Strategy. The primary focus of this role will be to strategise and maximize the benefits of University events to advance Swinburne University’s strategic goals.

The Senior Manager will work pro-actively with staff across the University to advise on the conduct of distinctive signature events to leverage major achievements, key milestones, innovations and research which showcase the University’s strategic priorities.

In addition to this, the role will provide exceptional leadership to build capability and foster an environment of lateral and creative thinking within the team to deliver inspirational, seamless events of a consistently high quality.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing strategic support and advice to senior management and staff across SUT to create and maximise the impact of significant university events and activities
  • Collaborating with key internal stakeholders to develop compelling communications strategies across multiple channels to promote major events
  • Establishing and fostering key relationships with internal stakeholders responsible for communications, digital delivery and marketing activities to better leverage and raise the profile of alumni and development event activities across the University
  • Interacting with Directors within Advancement and the wider SUT community, to identify alumni, potential donors and stakeholders who may represent development opportunities and advise on engagement strategies through events and activities

You will have:

  • A postgraduate qualification in marketing and/or event management degree with subsequent relevant event experience; or extensive experience and specialist expertise or broad knowledge in event management; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in the conception and delivery of innovative, high quality events within designated budgets, including managing suppliers, allocating resources and the recruitment and management of volunteers
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills, including planning, scheduling, prioritising (with conflicting deadlines and limited resources) event management and reporting

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


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 (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. 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 paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

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Further information, contacts and support

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.

For further information about the position, please contact Louise McCarthy on +61 3 9214 3777 or via email at 

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, Thursday 26th July 2018.

For further details on How to Apply, including Hints & Tips, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions section.

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