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Director, Student Engagement

Apply now Job no: 497884
Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart, Launceston, Burnie
Categories: Student Services, Community & Engagement

  • Shape structure, culture and strategic direction of Student Life and Enrichment 
  • Collaborate in partnership with students to enhance experience and engagement
  • 5-year senior management opportunity based in Hobart, Launceston or Burnie 

­­­­­­­­­­­Your New Role

As Director of Student Engagement, you will lead strategic direction, collaborative partnerships, performance standards and data-driven decision making to enhance student experience. Providing University-wide leadership for the implementation of the Community Experience model, you will play a crucial role in advancing strategic priorities for student engagement offerings.

Shaping culture and structure, you will ensure strategic alignment of operations and maintain performance standards, leveraging data and stakeholder experience for quality assurance. You will monitor and maintain strategic plans, budgets and resources in alignment with key groups. Maintaining effective and collaborative partnerships across the University, student led associations and groups and broader community will see you succeed in this highly critical role.

About the University

The University of Tasmania is building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social, and cultural future of Tasmania, and from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage.

The University recognises that achieving this vision depends on the people we employ and on creating a people-centred University that is values-based, relational, diverse, and development-focused.

What You’ll need to succeed

Demonstrated experience of student and community engagement, coupled with your understanding of the challenges, developments, trends and opportunities in the higher education environment will ensure success in this career defining role. As an empathetic and people-centred leader, you will display skill in leading high-performing, multidisciplinary teams in a complex environment. Your highly developed communication and interpersonal skills will include conflict resolution, engagement and influencing capabilities to effectively collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders.

In a constantly evolving environment subject to scrutiny, resilience and adaptability will support your capacity to lead organisational change. Demonstrated ability to collect and analyse student feedback and complex information will enable data-driven strategic decisions. Your highly effective operational management skills, initiative, sound judgement and ability to manage competing priorities will be demonstrated by examples of providing complex, strategic determinations in dynamic environments.

What’s on Offer?

The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to create nurturing, inclusive, and collaborative working environments enabling us to nurture a vital & sustainable community.

On offer is a full-time, 5 - year fixed term opportunity including 17% superannuation. Available to be based in Hobart, Launceston or the Cradle Coast, this role offers the addition of staff benefits and discounts for health, fitness, accommodation, and banking to name a few.

Considering a move to Tasmania to take up this opportunity?

Offering a breath of fresh air, our island State’s wild landscapes, unique towns and fascinating history have something for everyone. Tasmania has crafted a unique brand of creativity and adventure; case in point: world-famous MONA and the exceptional mountain bike tracks of Derby. Our world-famous food and wine provide an abundance of fresh seafood, family-run wineries and distilleries, and culinary experiences celebrating farm-fresh produce. From our island shores, our research extends to the great Southern Ocean and down to the Antarctic.

How to Apply?

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. Please provide your up-to-date resume, a 1-page cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and full responses to the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description.

For further information about this position, please contact Stephanie Taylor, Executive Director Student Life and Enrichment via

We celebrate the strength that diversity brings. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.

Applications close Sunday 9 October 2022, 11:55pm 

Download File Position Description - Director Student Engagement.pdf

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. 

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.

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Applications close: Tasmania Daylight Time

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