First listed on: 15 April 2019

Director, External Engagement


  • Exciting opportunity to make a difference in your local community
  • Promote University courses, research, services and events
  • Collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders in the region

The Role

  • Full Time, Fixed Term (up to 3 years)
  • Senior remuneration package in the range of $152,682 to $190,853
  • Albury-Wodonga or Wagga Wagga

As Director, External Engagement you will represent and advocate for the University in the local community, helping us to achieve our mission "for the public good".

We are seeking a leader who is passionate about the transformative role of higher education and research in the development of our regions, and enthusiastic about driving the University to engage effectively with its broad regional communities, industries and government to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

To be successful you will have:

  • Background in identifying, building and sustaining strong partnerships
  • Expertise in facilitating stakeholder engagement to deliver results
  • Track record of providing strategic leadership in a complex environment
  • Understanding of the local landscape including social, political and economic environment

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

Community Engagement is one of the three pillars of the University Strategy which aims to achieve recognition of the University as an anchor institution in its communities and as an agent of change through impactful, solution-driven research. The strategy also focuses on creating social and economic value from our campus network, from Port Macquarie in the east to Albury in the west.

The University is a community-minded organisation with strong links to industry, government and other educational organisations. CSU courses are developed in collaboration with industry representatives to ensure the skills our graduates acquire meets industry needs. The Community Grants program supports the development of our regions through contributions to cultural, economic, sporting and related activities and build higher education aspiration and awareness particularly among young people in rural and regional communities. The Explorations Series aims to engage our rural and regional communities in discussions about major issues facing our regions, the nation and the world.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

The is a re-advertised position and previous applicants need not re-apply.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Associate Professor Laura Dan | Director, Industry and Community Engagement | | Ph: (02) 6272 6329

Closing Date: 11pm, 12 May 2019.

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