Director, Academic Planning and Performance

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  • Lead operational planning and implementation for the Academic Portfolio
  • Full time, ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus
  • HEW Level 10 $124,270-$141,391 + 17% superannuation
  • About the Job
    At Swinburne we are passionate about elevating the planning, quality and delivery of our Academic portfolio, through enhancing the investment and alignment of strategic and operational priorities. The Director, Academic Planning and Performance will be at the forefront of delivering this – driving the planning, performance and reporting framework for Swinburne’s Academic Portfolio and ensuring actions of the Academic Portfolio directly connect to the strategy set by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic (DVCA) and the University’s broader strategic direction.

    Reporting to the DVCA, this position is integral to delivering key advisory support to the DVCA on matters relating to academic operational planning, and performance monitoring and implementation. Utilising a comprehensive knowledge of academic operations and crucial operational drivers in higher education, this role will oversee and lead the Academic Planning and Performance team in the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), providing subject matter expertise to the Academic Portfolio business lines in their development of annual plans and KPIs.

    Working to enhance the effective governance of Swinburne’s Academic Portfolio, this position will be a key conduit to the Academic Executive Group, providing timely, expert, and strategic advice correlating to performance insights on issues regarding the implementation and delivery of the Portfolio’s priorities. This position will collaborate with experts across the organisation to devise recommendations designed to improve the implementation and delivery of the Academic portfolio’s strategic priorities. Adopting an evidence-based approach, the Director, Academic Planning and Performance will proactively engage opportunities to build trust, influence and negotiate with other key stakeholders to realise these high-priority objectives.

    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:

  • Postgraduate qualification in tertiary education management, business management or relevant field
  • Expertise in academic operations and key operational drivers in higher education
  • Background in implementing strategic and operational planning and performance frameworks and processes
  • Demonstrated ability to convert modelling and quantitative analysis into coherent, synthesised recommendations and advice
  • A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.


  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs
  • Onsite childcare
  • Discounted gym memberships – including Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre (HALC)
  • Private health insurance discounts
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