The Associate Director, Partnerships will drive University strategy for, and lead the delivery of competitive, high-value funded research partnerships, in service of the University funding diversification and industry engagement goals.
Position Overview The Research and Innovation Portfolio provides leadership and oversight of The Australian National University’s research strategies to deliver high quality research outcomes and impact, including through commercialisation, and industry and business engagement. The Office of Business Engagement & Commercialisation (BEC) is responsible for partnering with ANU researchers, professional staff and external stakeholders to help create impact and drive growth through commercial and end-user engagement. As a senior innovation leader, the Associate Director, Partnerships will drive University strategy for, and lead the delivery of competitive, high-value funded research partnerships and collaborations, in service of the University funding diversification and industry engagement goals. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a high level of achievement in the development and management of partnerships including the translation of major research opportunities into funding and partnership impact.
The position holder will develop and maintain relationships with a variety of internal stakeholders including academic and professional staff , students and visitors, all from diverse disciplines or professional fields, and will manage key external relationships, interact with multiple funding and partner organisations, and represent the University externally as appropriate to role objectives. They will be accountable for delivering against growth targets, and leading, influencing, developing and continuously improving University policy, strategy and initiatives, as they relate to the responsibilities of the Office and the role. SELECTION CRITERIA: 1. Postgraduate qualifications and proven extensive expertise in the management of complex human and financial resources as it relates creating major funded academic-industry partnerships, preferably in the higher education sector. 2. A demonstrated high level of achievement at a senior level in the management of innovation activities in a large organisation, with a proven record of obtaining industry, government and investment funds to support intellectual property development through to its translation for impact. 3. Demonstrated extensive people management experience in a culturally diverse environment, with an ability to lead teams for high performance, and to attract, develop and retain high quality staff. Experience managing staff in a matrix management structure will be highly regarded. 4. High level of interpersonal and negotiation skills including the ability to consult and negotiate. Evidence of sophisticated analytical skills; an ability to exercise sound judgement and work to provide strategic support to with a wide range of senior people and organisations. 5. High level of interpersonal, liaison, negotiation and consultation skills with demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills and experience developing comprehensive written documentation and reports, including policies and procedures. 6. A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to successfully build networks, promote and represent the University.11/11/2019 HR125 Page 3 of 4 For assistance please contact HR Division Ph. 6125 3346 7. A demonstrated executive-level understanding of equal opportunity principles and a commitment to the application of EO policies in a university context.
Job no: 540646 Work type: Fixed Term Location: Canberra / ACT Categories: Professional Classification: Senior Manager 3 Salary Package: $139,010 plus 17% superannuation Terms: Full time, fixed term (5 years)
Canberra ACT How to apply - Please apply through the ANU Portal: https://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/540646/associate-director-partnerships