College Director and Principal, JCU College

Townsville, Australia
12 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Description

Overview and Objectives

The College Director and Principal is responsible for providing strategic leadership and overall management of the College. This incorporates the academic, administrative, financial, business development and marketing operations, the welfare and success of its students and staff, as well as compliance with the regulatory environment governing education and international student welfare. The JCU College Director and Principal reports to the JCUC Board of Directors.

In particular, the College Director and Principal will support the academic agendas of JCU, whilst exhibiting the organisational skills and business acumen to effectively manage a third party partnership.

Key responsibilities

  1. Providing responsibility for and leadership in all aspects of College governance, strategic planning and implementation including realisation of growth objectives and the effective management of financial, human and physical resources. Commitment to achieving the KPIs set through the Performance Management Agreement.
  2. Providing leadership and oversight of the ongoing development and maintenance of a quality assurance framework, ensuring continuous review and improvement in all aspects of College operations.
  3. Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning and in order to meet the reasonable needs and expectations of students, staff and other relevant stakeholders. Coordination of academic oversight through the JCU Pathways Board of Studies in consultation with the JCU Academic Lead. Building cooperative and productive working relationships with College Deans, LTSE, the International Directorate, and other service divisions in JCU. Building cooperative and productive relationships with JCUS leadership and JCUS pathways to ensure complementary strategy development, sharing of best practice and consolidation of one JCU in the market. Developing and enhancing strategic alliances with relevant stakeholders, with a particular focus on key stakeholders in JCU, Australian government regulatory bodies, Navitas and education agencies. Operating the College within recognised principles, standards and protocols governing the education sector. Identifying and developing growth opportunities which align with both the College and JCU’s strategic direction in consultation with the International Directorate, academic divisions, JCUS and other key stakeholders. Complying with applicable State and Commonwealth laws and regulatory requirements.

Ensuring compliance with the JCU-JCUC third party agreement.

Key Selection Criteria


  1. Relevant Tertiary level qualifications, preferably at postgraduate level, and extensive experience at a senior management level in the international higher education sector or pathways sector.
  2. Demonstrated leadership and management skills at both strategic and operational levels, including effective management of human resources and teams.
  3. Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning and demonstrated experience in leading and improving teaching and learning outcomes in pathways education.
  4. Demonstrated experience in effective financial management. Highly developed interpersonal, communication, conflict resolution and negotiation skills, with demonstrated ability to deal with confidential and personal matters. Proven ability to initiate, lead and implement change to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Demonstrated knowledge of, and commitment to, quality assurance management concepts and issues, with the capacity to apply this knowledge to the accountability of the position. Knowledge of and ability to respond to the regulatory framework governing the higher education sector in Australia and the delivery of education to overseas students (ESOS Act). Sound knowledge of equal opportunity, equity and workplace health and safety principles and ability to implement them at the strategic and/or operational level.


  1. Experience in the international English language and/or academic pathways sector.
  2. Experience in an international or multicultural environment.