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Manager - Swinburne Social Startup Studio

Employer: Swinburne University of Technology
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Corporate Social Responsibility, Education & Training, Management
Sector/s: University & Higher Education
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 05 February, 2019.
Applications close: 17 February, 2019. (Expired)

  • 3 year fixed-term contract, Hawthorn location
  • Newly created opportunity in the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne
  • Work to grow Victoria’s social enterprise ecosystem

About the job

Based in the Faculty of Business and Law, Swinburne’s Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is looking for an experienced professional to establish the Swinburne Social Startup Studio. The Startup Studio will deliver entrepreneurial training and development to early stage social enterprises, with a focus on the business model and business planning, together with opportunities to grow networks with other social entrepreneurs and the broader ecosystem.

Working with the the Principal Industry Fellow, Social Impact who will also act as Director of the Swinburne Social Startup Studio, in this newly created role, you will deliver the three objectives of the Startup Studio: social enterprise development support; knowledge creation and student engagement.
Your daily responsibilities will include the development and implementation of a program of business planning support, leveraging CSI Swinburne’s expertise and that of the broader Faculty and University. You will also contribute to ensuring take-up of Studio learning and business development by supporting communications and development of strategic relationships to support the Studio’s work and impact.

About Swinburne

Swinburne is a place where your work can impact the national economy and wellbeing of our society. We promote diversity, support career development, provide flexibility and offer competitive salary packages.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Undergraduate degree in management, entrepreneurship or a cognate area
  • Knowledge of Victoria’s social enterprise ecosystem
  • Demonstrated experience in social entrepreneurship processes and business planning for social impact, ideally in a social enterprise context

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description.


  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs
  • Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre (HALC) discounted memberships
  • Weekly yoga and pilates classes
How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.