Project Director – Transforming Culture

Updated: 24 days ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 07 Nov 2021

Job no:506315
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Project Management and Project Support, HEO10

Attractive remuneration package on offer to the successful candidate. Total salary package offered will depend on qualifications and experience.

Fixed-term appointment available for 12 months

Lead a University-wide project responsible for delivering transformational cultural change.

In response to the Statement about an Investigation – University of Adelaide released by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) in August 2020, the University committed to adopting all eight recommendations made by the ICAC.

To ensure sustainable and meaningful design of the University’s response to the ICAC Statement, the University partnered with an external provider and undertook an extensive review and consultation program with its community. Following the release of the KPMG Australia reportTowards a safer and more inclusive culture – University of Adelaide response , the University committed to implementing all 22 recommendations contained in the report.

The Project Director – Transforming Culture is responsible for leading the implementation of all 22 recommendations, under the broad direction of the Executive Dean, ECMS, as Chair of the Transforming Culture Implementation Team. Working with a high degree of autonomy, and in partnership with key leaders across the University, the Project Director – Transforming Culture will engage with senior stakeholders to; manage the Transforming Culture Implementation Team; design, manage and implement the comprehensive Transforming Culture program; implement a comprehensive change management program ensuring appropriate engagement across the University and provide regular high-level reports to Senior Management and University Governance.

The Project Director – Transforming Culture will also be responsible for managing and providing direction to the various project streams envisioned in the response.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and implementing significant and successful organisation-wide programs, on time and within budget.

  • Highly developed stakeholder relationship management abilities including success in working collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and negotiation skills with the ability to communicate effectively with University leaders.

  • Excellent written communication skills, including high level communications, documentation e.g. proposals, briefing papers, reports to senior executives and with the proven ability to develop plans aligned to strategy.

  • Demonstrated commitment to a customer service culture.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaboration - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with ourStaff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your division's broader role

The Division of University Operations enables the University's delivery of high-quality and distinct learning, teaching and research experiences. Its responsibilities link to Adelaide's strategic plan and focus on people, community, assets and infrastructure, and processes.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 7  November 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Alice Robinson
Project Director, Transforming Culture, Office of the Chief Operating Officer


P: 0406 676 227

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Opportunity employer, Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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