Director: Defence & Space

University of South Australia
July 14, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:fixed term contract
Working Time:Full time
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  • Based in the University of South Australia Enterprise Hub in the City West campus

  • Full-time, fixed term contract until 31 December 2027
  • Strategic leadership and engagement opportunity
  • About the Role

    Reporting to the Director: Enterprise Partnerships, you will be responsible for the strategic leadership and coordination of the University of South Australia's (UniSA's) engagement with the defence and space sectors including opportunities related to the AUKUS security partnership.

    Driving and coordinating high quality University wide outcomes you will ensure UniSA generates revenue from educational, training, research and innovation partnerships with companies and Government agencies in the defence and space sectors domestically and internationally.

    Representing UniSA in the engagement of defence and space organisations and Government, you will support defence and space related activities including university activities related to AUKUS security partnership whilst strengthening the position of UniSA as an internationally renowned higher education partner through strategic leadership and the provision of guidance and advice.

    About the UniSA Enterprise Hub

    The UniSA Enterprise Hub acts as the industry front door for UniSA and unites industry partners with UniSA researchers, educators and students on activities that solve real problems, drive progress and shape business and community prosperity in South Australia and beyond. It brings together the experience and expertise of UniSA Ventures, the Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC), Business Development and Research Services to support a range of activities from start-ups to mature business regeneration and commercialisation.

    About UniSA

    The University of South Australia is Australia's University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous, and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

    Essential Skills and Experience

  • Outstanding record of achievement in Defence, Government or University sectors focussed on business development or related disciplines.
  • Exceptional understanding of industry, professional, and government environments in Australia and internationally in relation to defence and space
  • Proven ability to establish partnerships with industry and collaborate with national and international organisations in areas related to research and development
  • Demonstrated capability in leading large programs of work, tender management, business development and the generation of income
  • Experience developing and implementing strategic plans and leading and guiding teams to achieve strategic outcomes
  • Has or is eligible to obtain security clearance NV1
  • Benefits

    Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops, and car parking fees
  • Staff study support
  • Culture At the University of South Australia, we value workplace diversity and are committed to providing a supportive, inclusive, and respectful work environment for all people. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, women, members of the LGBTIQ+ community, people of culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disability.

    We are committed to providing an equitable and barrier free recruitment process and encourage you to share any support, adjustments and/or access requirements you have by contacting our Recruitment Central team on [email protected] Anything you tell us will be kept completely confidential.

    Start Your Unstoppable Career For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

    Please address your cover letter to Amanda Culleney Manager: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 6145.

    Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 14 July 2024

    Applications are welcomed from Australian citizens only.

    Appointment is subject to a Personnel Security Clearance at NEGATIVE VETTING LEVEL 1 being obtained and maintained.

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