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College Executive Officer (Strategic Advisor)

Job No.:552843

Work type:Fixed Term


  • Support research excellence in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce
  • Full-time, fixed term role (until November, 2018) based at the Melbourne Campus in Bundoora
  • $91,330 – $104,909 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation


About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce (ASSC) comprises 4 Schools and 12 Departments across La Trobe’s multi-campus operations. The College offers a range of general and specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are rigorous and attuned to meeting the needs of students in ensuring their readiness to work in changing environments. Our courses are appropriately linked to emerging trends and critical global issues. The College research achievements have an outstanding reputation for their innovation and contribution to society and are at the forefront of building strong relationships with industry partners.


About the role

We are seeking an experienced advisor to take on this influential and multifaceted role with accountability for strategic advice, project management, internal communications and reporting and analysis.

Reporting to the College General Manager (GM) and responsive to the College Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC), this is a broad role that is responsive to the needs of the College.  Some of your responsibilities will include the provision of strategic advice and operational delivery of projects, the provision of a range of high level analysis, research and policy recommendations, developing briefing papers, high level reports and discussion papers and the management, development and delivery of College internal communications.  You will also be responsible for the line-management of the College Executive Office team, organising and supporting ad hoc committees, task forces, working parties and other related activities within the Executive Office.


Skills & Experience

To be considered for this role you will be degree qualified and/or possess extensive relevant experience.  You will have strong demonstrated project management and organisational skills, as well as very strong written communication skills evident in your experience preparing strategic communications, reports, and briefing / discussion papers.  Your relationship management and stakeholder engagement skills will be well honed, particularly in terms of liaising, influencing and developing stakeholder buy-in.

To be successful you will have strong critical thinking and analytical skills demonstrated through the development of insightful reports, papers and analyses.  You will be highly self-driven, passionate about staff engagement and student outcomes and have proven experience working with ambiguity and a high level of independence.



Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs/working/benefits


How to Apply

Closing date:  Sunday 27th August, 2017 (11:55pm)


Position Description below:

Download File HEO8 - College Executive Officer (ASSC) fixed-term position.pdf

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.


La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact HR Assist on 9479 1234.


To apply and to view position description please visit http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs and search for position no 552843 under current vacancies.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


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