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General Manager, Education (Pave)

Swinburne University of Technology - Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (PAVE), the General Manager Education (PAVE) is accountable for providing strategic direction to, and operational management of Vocational Education program delivery in PAVE. The role will also have primary responsibility of significantly expanding globalisation efforts and developing partnership arrangements that support the delivery of Swinburne vocational qualifications offshore.

The General Manager is a member of the PAVE Executive Team and will lead the design, development, delivery and evaluation of innovative, high quality education programs within their portfolio, contributing to the development and achievement of the PAVE Strategic Plan, and ensuring the growth of vocational education program delivery is aligned with the overall Swinburne 2025 Strategic direction
The General Manager also has overall responsibility for vocational education program continuous improvement, operational budgets, quality assurance and for the development and engagement of a high performing workforce with the capabilities to realise the University’s vision and goals.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

For more than a century, we have persevered in our commitment to not only provide, but also transform education through strong industry engagement, social inclusion, a desire to innovate and, above all, a determination to create positive change. Our vision for Pathway and Vocational Education (PAVE) is to be the best provider of vocational education in Australia known for our industry and community connections and excellence in student focused learning.

About you
To be suitable you will be a strong commercial and people leader with proven tertiary sector experience, particularly in developing and implementing commercial and/or business strategies in the domestic and international student market. With extensive understanding of Australian international education and student engagement, you will provide strategic leadership that fosters innovation of delivery strategies, products and services to meet the University’s Strategic Plan. With excellent interpersonal, consultation and collaboration skills, you will have a proven ability to lead and partner with multiple stakeholders to bring people together around common goals.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure the provision of high-quality and sustainable vocational education programs that meet the needs of industry and community, whilst maintaining a high level of student and employment satisfaction.
  • Identify and drive initiatives that strengthen the vocational education offering for the University, both nationally and internationally.
  • Promote and communicate a clear vision for PAVE’s vocational education delivery that supports the strategic direction set by the University.
  • Develop strategic alliances to stay abreast of current trends, foster collaborative partnerships and enhance Swinburne’s reputation as an innovative organisation.
  • Work collaboratively with Senior Leaders across the University to achieve effective and efficient outcomes for teaching, course development, and delivery and use of resources.
  • Identify and manage operational, quality and corporate risks as they pertain to vocational education, and where those risks could have a material impact on PAVE, formulate strategies for managing and mitigating those risks.

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

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Enjoy 50% study fee reduction
  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs
  • Private health insurance discounts

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne

How to apply and further information
To view the position description or to start an application please click on 'apply' or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, contact lscharenguivel@swin.edu.au
If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at inclusion@swin.edu.au. For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au
Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5.00 pm on Friday 19th February 2021


Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training


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