Manager, Entrepreneurship Pathway Programs

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 892251

Calling all innovators and big-picture-thinkers with a passion for education!

  • Do you want to play a key role in enabling high school students to become the entrepreneurs of our future?
  • Are you determined to continue breaking down learning barriers for low SES students, and students from diverse backgrounds?
  • Do you love to be at the forefront of stakeholder engagement?
  • Do you have a talent for building meaningful relationships and connecting people/organisations?

This new role is integral to connecting Curtin University with High Schools, to support young people to develop their entrepreneurial capabilities.

You will be at the interface between the University and High School sectors, working closely with key University and High School stakeholders, to design scalable educative and staff development initiatives that improve entrepreneurship and innovation opportunities for students.

This role will have you out on the road, meeting and connecting people, as you build working relationships that inform our educative programming, and staff development experiences. You’ll be a self-starter with strong leadership qualities that will work to support our ambitions to see students develop their capabilities, proactively raising the profile of Curtin University’s entrepreneurship and innovation courses and programs.

To be successful in this role you will be required to meet the following

essential criteria


  • A relevant tertiary qualification and proven expertise in similar roles.
  • Experience in Western Australia’s education sector, with proven networks and connections.
  • Demonstrated high level planning, management and leadership skills with the ability to develop and curate a portfolio of programs.
  • High level interpersonal, strong consultation, influencing and negotiation skills with a proven ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the education system with established networks and connections.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating group workshops/training and high-level of comfort with public speaking and event hosting.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and delivering events, both in-person and online.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with colleagues; and to clearly convey ideas.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively within a team.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Sonia Dickinson, Interim Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor – Faculty of Business and Law on 9266 3738.

In support of the deliberate commitments expressed through our University’s Strategic Plan, Reconciliation Action Plan and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment and Engagement Strategy, priority will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants as a special measure to achieve equality as per Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act (WA) 1984.

About us

The Faculty of Business and Law have considerable experience and influence in providing high-quality and transformative education and research across Australia. One of our great strengths is our ability to produce industry-ready graduates, making us a university of choice for high school students.

We provide an environment that encourages staff and student learning and innovation. Our programs and the wider Faculty of Business and Law experience encourages critical thinkers who develop into self-directed, motivated and active learners.

We achieve this by:

  • Developing curricula, courses and assessment informed by business needs, practice, research and scholarship.
  • Offering flexible learning opportunities and modes of delivery, which enrich the learning experience.
  • Observing continuous improvement provided by regular evaluation of practice, conscious of the contextual environment of our multi-national locations.
  • Additionally, our vibrant Bentley campus includes an art gallery, gym/childcare and medical centre, endless food options and great parking and public transport options.

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    Your application should include a cover letter, and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role. 

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    Applications close: 11:59pm AWST, Monday 30 May 2022
    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks, and provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination and booster (if eligible). 

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