Program Lead (HEO 7)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 13 Sep 2021

  • Based in the Innovation and Collaboration Centre (ICC) within UniSA Business at the City West campus
  • Full-time, fixed term contract until 31 May 2022
  • Commencement Salary: $90,234 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

As the Program Lead, you will oversee and manage the Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC)  community by developing effective relationships and facilitating strategic business opportunities. You will play a key role in developing, establishing and managing a range of innovative programs, initiatives and offerings provided by the ICC, ensuring the programs are delivered to the highest standard.

A primary focus of this position is to manage the delivery of the Venture Catalyst program across various categories of space, hi-tech and social enterprise.

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.

The Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) is a strategic venture between the University of South Australia (UniSA) and the South Australian Government supporting technology-based incubation and acceleration programs for startups. By leveraging world class technology and UniSA's expertise in business growth, creative thinking, commercialisation and technology, the ICC supports the lifecycle from idea generation to growth and expansion for students, businesses and industry.

Core Responsibilities

  • Manage the ICC start up community by providing advice, facilitating introductions and supporting start-up companies based in the ICC with their business goals
  • Project manage the ICC offerings through independent research of relevant initiatives, trends and issues
  • Identify and manage events, workshops, meetings and seminars that support the ICC’s strategic initiatives
  • Develop concepts and ideas for projects and programs whilst liaising with relevant stakeholders to gain interest and support to further develop projects
  • Independently identify opportunities to promote the ICC and its activities to build, broaden and enhance its profile

Essential Skills and Experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline with a strong understanding of contemporary business and project management principles
  • Significant project and/or program management experience, involving the design, development, planning and delivery of complex projects
  • Highly developed communication and negotiation skills in order to influence and build key relationships with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Proven analytical and research skills with the ability to synthesize information and data from multiple sources
  • Excellent initiative, flexibility and organisational skills to effectively deal with competing demands in a complex team environment


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%
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • Corporate health insurance
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership
  • A variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

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 Ms Sara Heidrich, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 3322.

Applications close: 11.30pm Monday 13 September 2021

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

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Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email and you will receive a response within one working day.

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