Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice-Chancellor | M25

Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice-Chancellor | M25

22 Nov
Swinburne University Of Technology

22 Nov

Swinburne University Of Technology


The role of Chief of Staff is a senior role, reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor and working collaboratively across the University and its stakeholder partners. This is an opportunity for an experienced, talented and energetic executive to:

- provide strategic analysis and advice to the Vice-Chancellor;

- drive institution-wide strategic programs, projects and initiatives;

- develop and maintain strong relationships between the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, the University’s portfolios, divisions and academic units, and the full breadth of its external stakeholders.

A dedicated and experienced leader, the Chief of Staff will also manage a small team that supports the Vice-Chancellor’s office.

About you

We are looking for a highly experienced individual who has:

- excellent influencing, diplomacy and communication skills to build and maintain relationships across a large and complex organisation as well as with senior external stakeholders;

- experience in an environment of complex business transformation and change;

- appropriate tertiary qualifications and a sophisticated understanding of the higher education sector or similar contexts;

- a record of achievement in senior leadership encompassing the conceptualisation and delivery of concurrent, complex and potentially sensitive strategic priorities and projects;

- the ability to influence, problem-solve, think creatively, take initiative and exercise effective judgment in a dynamic environment;

- high level analytical skills, with experience developing business cases, undertaking data analysis, reviewing budgets and preparing reports for senior executives regarding strategic initiatives;

- outstanding interpersonal skills and customer service.

About us

Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation.

The Horizon 2025 strategy outlines the next chapter for the Swinburne future. The past 18 months have significantly changed the Australian higher education landscape requiring real transformation not only within the academic and teaching areas but also our supporting offices to ensure that Swinburne continues to thrive into the future. This is an exciting time for Swinburne and the Chief of Staff will be a major contributor in supporting the Vice-Chancellor and shaping the Swinburne of tomorrow.

To learn more about this unique opportunity please contact our advising consultants Alun Parry, Philip Graham and Katie Miller at Boyden on +61 2 9225 7400 or [email protected]

Applications close 5pm 6th December 2021

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all Swinburne workers to have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 22 October 2021 and to be fully vaccinated by 26 November 2021, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.


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