Senior Manager, Partnerships

La Trobe University
February 25, 2024
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Senior Manager, Partnerships

Job No.: 567069

Work type: Fixed Term

  • Full Time, Fixed Term Appointment until 31/12/2025
  • Role can be located at any La Trobe University Campus
  • Generous package, including 17% Superannuation and a range of employee benefits
  • Provide outstanding operational management of the award-winning Nexus program
  • About the position

    Reporting to the Associate Dean, Partnerships, the Senior Manager will specialise in developing strategic partnerships for the School of Education. They will possess proven experience in driving business growth and fostering innovation. The role will entail engagement with a range of external stakeholders, involving the forging of ties with education, government, industry and community-based organisations. A keen understanding of business and development opportunities is essential for excelling in the role.

    A significant aspect of the Senior Manager's role is the operational management of the award-winning Nexus program, an innovative component of the High Achieving Teachers Program (HAT) that offers an employment-based teaching pathway. Operational management includes overseeing all administrative aspects of the Nexus program, including budget development and maintenance, expenditure monitoring, and government reporting on program outcomes. They will monitor and ensure compliance with all aspects of Nexus and the School's other partnerships agreements, including the agreement(s) with the federal Department of Education. This position is fixed-term, until the end of December 2025, with the possibility of extension.

    A selection of your duties will include:

  • Leading major projects and initiatives with significant resources and/or strategic impact.
  • Representing the University externally in sector groups and negotiations.
  • Preparing and delivering regular reports to the government regarding the progress and performance of Nexus student intakes, in alignment with the partnership agreement.
  • Preparing and developing tender proposals in response to Requests for Proposals, ensuring competitiveness and alignment with the School's strategic direction.
  • Collaborating with the Business Development team in the Office of the PVC Industry Engagement and the Partnership Operations team, along with the Associate Dean, Partnerships and the School Senior Manager, to create new partnership agreements for potential industry partners.
  • Ensuring compliance with all aspects of Nexus and other partnerships agreements within the School; Collaborating with the OPV's Partnership Operations team to manage the lifecycle of placement and work-based learning agreements.
  • Overseeing the implementation of the School's strategy for short courses.
  • Skills & Experience

  • Proven track record in managing and controlling substantial budget, resources, and funding, along with an understanding of financial management procedures.
  • Awareness of TEQSA compliance requirements and an understanding of the Higher Education landscape in Australia would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex projects and addressing the needs of multiple stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Experience in dealing with or drafting partnership agreements, budget proposals, and project timelines.
  • Understanding of partnership and/or business development approaches; experience working with a PRM/CRM, ideally Salesforce.
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses
  • How to apply

    Closing date: Sunday 25th February, 2024 @ 11:55pm

    Position Enquiries: Miriam Tanti, Associate Dean, Academic Partnerships, School of Education, Email: [email protected],

    Recruitment Enquiries: Vicki Stavrou, Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner, Email [email protected], Phone (03) 9479 5191

    Position Description below:

    PD-Senior Manager, Partnerships 09.02.2024.pdf

    Please note, this opportunity is open only to applicants who hold the full rights to work in Australia.

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • A Cover letter;
  • An up-to-date resume and;
  • Response to Key Selection Criteria located in the position description.
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    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

    Why La Trobe:

  • Develop your career at an innovative, global university where you'll collaborate with community and industry to create impact.
  • Enjoy working on our inspiring and stunning campuses – the perfect hub for industry, students and academics
  • Help transform the lives of students, partners and communities now and in future
  • 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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