Director – Policy & Programs (Initial Teacher Education)
- Leadership role with national reach
- Drive complex policy issues in education
- High level stakeholder engagement
Our client seeks to appoint a talented policy and stakeholder specialist to the position of Director – Policy & Programs. The area of focus is Initial Teacher Education (ITE). The position will lead a range of projects that focus on improving the quality of ITE nationally. Managing a team of up to 10, the position is responsible for planning, directing and overseeing projects, teams and budgets to successfully deliver the annual ITE work plan for the organisation.
As a member of the Leadership Team the Director – Policy & Programs (ITE) is expected to be a key contributor to the development of the culture and strategic direction of the organisation. The position will provide policy advice on ITE issues and will initiate, influence and manage relationships with a variety of stakeholders including teacher education institutions and regulators across Australia.
Equipped with a background in policy, the ideal candidate will have a track record of leading and managing multiple complex projects and advising on issues within a political environment. The appointee will also possess the demonstrated ability to initiate and diplomatically influence and manage relationships with a variety of high-level stakeholders with competing points of view. A demonstrated understanding of key issues related to teaching, ITE and education policy, or the ability to quickly develop this in the role, will be critical as will be highly developed analytical skills, a capacity to interpret, develop and provide robust advice and practical solutions. The new Director – Policy & Programs (ITE) will be a respected and respectful leader who possesses the demonstrated ability to effectively manage a team, work with staff across the organisation and take accountability for their performance. A relevant tertiary education qualification is required.
To apply – please click on ‘Apply now’ using reference AITdit1118, addressing your cover letter and resume to Deborah Komesaroff, of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.