Chief Operating Officer
- Executive leadership opportunity in tertiary education
- Lead a motivated team to ensure quality and compliance
- Deputise for the CEO when required
The newly created Chief Operating Officer (COO) position is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development and growth of an ambitious tertiary education institute, ensuring quality and compliance, and a core focus on an outstanding student experience.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and with around 14 direct reports, the COO is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organisation, including managing all administrative and operational functions and ensuring that the Institute operates efficiently and effectively. The COO will make a significant contribution to strategy and decision-making that will ensure the strategy and operations of professional services are effectively and efficiently aligned to support academic excellence, including providing leadership and oversight to relevant accreditation processes.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a track record in providing strong strategic direction and operational leadership, with the ability to effectively lead change and engage stakeholders through collaboration, negotiation and influence. Current knowledge of the Australian tertiary education landscape will be required, with experience in quality assurance and compliance and an understanding of tertiary education accreditation requirements, including demonstrated experience in the successful management of regulatory audits by TEQSA, ASQA, CRICOS or similar. The appointee will also bring a track record in driving innovation and continuous improvement, engaging and inspiring the team on the journey.
With a personal commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, the COO will be enthusiastic to promote and implement VIT’s core value of Students First. A tertiary qualification in business, management or a related field is expected.
Established in 1998, and with campuses in Melbourne, Geelong, Sydney and Adelaide, the Victorian Institute of Technology (VIT) has been a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) since 2000 and a higher education provider since 2014. It provides full and part time accredited, nationally recognised qualifications and short courses in leading edge technologies such as multimedia, information technology, business management and hospitality.
VIT helps students to develop interesting and challenging careers, by imparting skills that are in high global demand. With courses that specifically focus on industry needs, it provides a broad range of accredited vocational and training programs at convenient inner-city locations, delivered with excellent facilities and resources. With articulation, credit transfer and advanced standing arrangements with leading universities in Australia, the Institute is an SAP University Alliance Program Member, Microsoft IT Academy Program Member and Microsoft Certified Partner, and an Oracle Gold Partner.
For further information about VIT, please visit: www.vit.edu.au.
To apply: Please click on ‘Apply now’ using reference VTEcoo0523, addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.Download candidate information