Monday, 18 July 2016


  • Lead strategy development, planning and performance review
  • Provide expert advice to the VC and university executives
  • Australia’s highest ranked university
The University of Melbourne is conducting an extensive search for candidates of exceptional calibre for the position of Executive Director Strategy, Planning & Performance, reporting to the Vice-Principal Policy & Projects in the Chancellery.
As Australia's leading university, Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that aims to provide current and future generations with education, research and quality of engagement equal to the finest institutions in the world. It is the number one university in Australia and among the fastest rising research universities in the world's top 100. The University has an annual budget exceeding $2 billion, 7,400 staff and more than 50,000 students (42,500 full-time equivalents).
The Executive Director Strategy, Planning & Performance leads a team accountable for coordinating the development and periodic review of the University's Strategic Plan, annual planning calendar, planning process, budget and reporting cycle, and risk frameworks. The Executive Director Strategy, Planning & Performance will chair the University's Risk Management Advisory Group and provide advice and support for the development of ancillary plans (including Division business plans) and the University-wide planning framework.
The successful candidate will engage extensively with senior stakeholders spanning the University Executive, Chancellery Executive, University Services and academic divisions, and work closely with the Director Business Intelligence to provide leadership and support to the development of the University's approach to knowledge management and business intelligence. Other accountabilities will include developing and implementing University-wide planning and performance reporting techniques and performance measurement and review standards.
As Executive Director Strategy, Planning & Performance you will have extensive experience and demonstrated success in developing strategy, and leading planning and performance reporting processes in large and complex organisations. Tertiary qualified, strategic, articulate and collaborative, you have deep understanding of the higher education sector and experience in developing sector approaches to benchmarking and knowledge management. Your career will highlight your exceptional leadership and management skills, capacity for system wide thinking and creative problem solving.
To register your interest in a confidential career discussion, please apply online quoting JO-1606-21613 or go to For more information, please contact Andrew Staite on +61 3 8620 8002. All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to SHK.

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