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Sustainability Manager

Swinburne University of Technology
  • Are you ready for a rewarding challenge in your sustainability career?
  • Full time, ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus
  • Salary: $ 118,433 - $ 125,430 base plus 17% superannuation

About the Job

Swinburne is embarking on an exciting journey, working towards our new vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Striving to create social and economic impact, we are looking for a passionate and experienced sustainability professional to provide leadership and drive momentum in Swinburne’s sustainability efforts.

The Sustainability Manager is a newly created role and represents a significant opportunity to contribute to Swinburne’s sustainability agenda, to demonstrate leading-edge sustainability innovations and drive cultural change. In this role you will:

  • Develop and implement strategies and initiatives across Swinburne’s operations (considering environmental, social, and economic outcomes of sustainability)
  • Lead activities to embed sustainability across the operations, deliver programs and program oversight that achieve sustainable outcomes including our plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025
  • Communicate and educate to raise awareness and drive behaviour change
  • Deliver governance and support to delivery teams to ensure success of initiatives in line with university sustainability strategies and plan
  • Lead the delivery of key sustainability initiatives that will require development of business cases, project management, and stakeholder management

Reporting to the Director, Sustainability & Procurement, you role will be relied upon as a subject matter expert across topics of sustainability, providing insight and direction on issues or opportunities.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is a young university with a long history. As a dual-sector university of technology, born of a technical college, we are proud of Swinburne’s technology DNA, and of our national and global standing. Our contribution to Technology, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the STEM disciplines, and our track record of meaningful industry and community engagement, are natural manifestations of the legacy initiated by the vision of our founders George and Ethel Swinburne in 1902. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

About you

This opportunity will require an experienced professional with a passion for sustainability, a desire to make a difference, and a willingness to navigate a complex yet rewarding journey.

To be suitable for the role you will also possess:

  • Tertiary (degree) qualification in a related discipline
  • Experience in corporate sustainability strategy, principles and practices
  • Experience and strong theoretical and practical understanding of sustainability in a complex organisation
  • Strong interest, passion, and experience in driving environmental, social, and economic sustainability outcomes

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


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Enjoy 50% study fee reduction
  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs
  • Private health insurance discounts

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Employee Benefits and refer to ‘Benefits’ section.

How to apply and further information

To view the position description or to start an application please click on 'apply' or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, contact Rhiannon Jones (Director, Sustainability & Procurement) on email: rejones@swin.edu.au, using the subject line: Sustainability Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au

Diversity and Inclusion

Equity and diversity are integral to achieving our 2025 vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as:

For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Assistance and Support

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at inclusion@swin.edu.au. For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Timothy Werner at DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

(Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position)

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