- Strategic and transformational leadership position
- Engage with a range of stakeholders and advocate for members
- Collaborate and partner with universities to ensure currency of industrial relations sector-wide
At a time of change and opportunity the Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA) seeks an outstanding individual to provide strategic executive leadership in the day-to-day management, governance and compliance responsibilities of the Association.
Reporting to the Chair of the Executive Committee and leading a current team of eight, the Executive Director will maintain strong relationships with member universities and ensure that the Association is meeting their needs in being a leading voice in human resources and industrial relations for the higher education sector.
With appropriate tertiary qualifications, ideally at graduate level, the ideal candidate will bring a strong and proven record in transformative leadership, with a depth of experience and expertise in industrial relations. Outstanding communication skills are essential, with the ability to engage key stakeholders across the higher education sector and beyond, including government, industry associations and media, driving advocacy and thought leadership. With strong strategic, analytical and problem-solving skills, the successful candidate will have a high level of personal integrity and professionalism, with the gravitas to represent member universities and the sector as a whole. The ability to work with a senior board or committee in the development and execution of strategy will be key to success.
The position is based at the Association’s Melbourne office and is for an initial term of five years. An attractive salary package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
The Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA) is the employer association for the higher education sector, with membership currently comprising 32 of Australia’s 39 universities.
As an industrial association, and advocate for the sector, the organisation provides advice, assistance and representation to its members on workplace relations matters, on either an individual or collective basis. It assists members in enterprise bargaining processes and shares developments on bargaining across the sector. AHEIA supports its members in making formal submissions on their behalf to government and parliamentary inquiries on workplace relations matters, providing public commentary on these matters.
AHEIA also provides a range of learning and development services, including a suite of workplace relations training programs, leadership development programs and wellbeing programs specifically designed for university staff. Additionally, it provides training workshops, delivered nationally, and tailored programs are developed for ‘in-house’ delivery by member universities.
For more information visit: aheia.edu.au.
To apply, please click on on ‘Apply now’ below, addressing your application to Andrew Norton and quoting reference AHEexd0222, or for further information, please call 1300 437 347.