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Manager, Employer Engagement

Swinburne University of Technology - Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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At Swinburne we are scaling our Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program to ensure all our students benefit from closer connections between the world of work and the world of study. Our bold aim is to be the most industry engaged University, helping students gain valuable skills, confidence and vital career experience by the time they graduate.

You will bring your expert knowledge of WIL and employment, and strategic focus to develop co-created industry experience opportunities for our students that are of mutual benefit to new and existing partners in the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors.

In this pivotal role, you will act as an ambassador for employer-partnered offerings with Swinburne and drive robust stakeholder-designed services to maximise industry engagement with Swinburne’s WIL and employability programs to enhance students’ and graduates’ employment outcomes.

The role reports to Director, Employability and you will lead a team of professional staff who work with both external and internal stakeholders to deliver the University’s student employment and recruitment services, and business development and partner stewardship to support our WIL and employment offerings, to position the University as a talent pipeline of choice.

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. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
  • A postgraduate qualification and extensive relevant leadership experience; or extensive management experience and proven management expertise; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated stakeholder management experience, with the proven ability and confidence to communicate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders including industry, community, and external in a business development context
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, combined with the proven ability to exercise considerable expertise and initiative, and assume responsibility for the development and implementation of strategies and/or major initiatives and projects
  • Demonstrated people management experience, including the ability to lead and manage staff in a supportive and collegial manner, and foster innovation and collaboration.
  • Extensive tertiary education experience in stakeholder-centered practice for employability delivery, building a culture of scalable, personalised, digitally supported student experiences

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

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 Sarah Maddison, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation & Change) via email smaddison@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 5pm on Friday 12th Febuary 2021

Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training


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