Director, Organisational Development

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Jun 2021

Job no:505710
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Campus:Adelaide
Categories:Human Resources, Senior Manager


Total salary package offered will depend on qualifications and experience.

The Director, Organisational Development is both a strategic and operational role which forms part of the Executive team within the University’s HR function.

By every measure, the University of Adelaide stands tall among the world’s leading institutions of learning and innovation considered one of the top 1% of universities worldwide, and the leading university in the State of South Australia.

Serving a workforce of over 6,000 employees, the Director of Organisational Development is a strategic thinker and experienced change practitioner responsible for supporting the University in developing workplace culture, capability, and performance. Responsible for setting the direction for a small team that is accountable for designing strategies, frameworks, and tools to support talent management, change, and organisational design including coordinating of diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Human Resources, the portfolio led by the Director, Organisational Development is responsible for administering the biennial staff survey and designing and implementing contemporary programs to support staff engagement, leadership development and professional development across the University with a key focus to support leaders in building a culture consistent with the stated organisational values and behaviour expectations.

Knowledge and experience required to be successful in role:

  • Post-Graduate qualifications in HR Management, Business Management, or a relevant field partnered with Executive experience within a complex organisation.
  • Successful implementation of enterprise-wide Organisational Development strategy.
  • Proven track record in leading, coaching, motivating, and building a high-performing team of HR professionals.
  • Ability to engage, partner with and influence Senior Managers and Executives.
  • Evidence in successfully driving transformational change and leading complex projects.
  • Experience with sophisticated strategy framework methods and tools that contribute to creating a sustainable and diverse workforce.
  • Sound understanding of the use of information technology to support business processes and process change management

Make a real impact by driving a culture that creates alignment between organisational capability and operational performance at the University of Adelaide. In return, you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package commensurate with experience and technical capabilities, career development opportunities, a welcoming working environment and the opportunity to drive genuine transformation.


Applications close Tuesday 29th June 2021.

For a confidential discussion please contact Ella Morgan or Michelle Christie on 08 8216 3500.

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