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National Manager, Higher Education - Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane

The Smith Family
  • Be part of an organisation that makes a difference
  • Permanent Full Time position
  • Flexible location

The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.

The National Manager, Higher Education leads The Smith Family's work with universities and vocational education providers across Australia. In this role, you will be responsible for the development and management of funded and in-kind partnerships with higher education institutions. You will work with internal teams to ensure the delivery of agreed partnership which aim to improve disadvantaged students' school engagement, aspiration for tertiary study and success at university.

A day in the life of the National Manager, Higher Education might look like this, but really every day will be different:

  • Develop and manage partnerships with universities and vocational education institutions nationally
  • Achieve annual national fundraising targets associated with university and vocational education partnerships
  • Utilise sector specific expertise to advise key internal team members on effective partnership development and management
  • Work collaboratively with General Managers to maintain productive relationships and successful partnerships with universities and vocational education providers in their State/ Territory
  • Ensure all partnership reporting obligations are met in accordance with individual Agreement terms and conditions

It takes a special kind of person to be our National Manager, Higher Education. Successful candidates will bring the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline and/or equivalent experience
  • Business development experience in a not for profit environment
  • Demonstrated experience in cross-sectoral business development and relationship management
  • Substantial experience in data management and report writing for internal and external audiences
  • Comprehensive understanding of higher education public policy, including Equity and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy issues

Living up to our employment promise, our team members tell us that working for The Smith Family they have great job flexibility and the ability to work alongside committed, passionate and professional team members whilst engaging in challenging, fulfilling and diverse work. In turn, our team members believe that they offer commitment to our vision, mission and values and effective collaboration with fellow team members to deliver strong performance outcomes.

If you are passionate about what you do, committed to make a difference and this sounds like your next role, please click apply, we’d love to hear from you. You may view the position description attached. For any other information, please contact Wendy Field, Head of Policy & Programs at Wendy.Field@thesmithfamily.com.au, using the subject line: National Manager, Higher Education enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children Checks. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

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