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Program Manager

Job Title: Program Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: AU$900 - AU$1000 per day
Start Date: January 2021
Reference: 1469540/001_1608600136
Contact Name: Dominic Jennings
Contact Email: dominic.jennings@robertwalters.com.au
Job Published: December 22, 2020 12:22

Job Description

This internationally-recognised university are looking to hire an experienced Program Manager on an initial six month contract to establish and run a Greenfield Digital Program focusing on improving the Student Journey.

The Student Journey program, as part of the wider University's 2021 Digital Strategy, will look at all interactions the University has with students across their time with the University, from before enrolment through until after graduation.

While some groundwork has been completed already, with scoping activities largely done and a backlog of initiatives developed, the successful candidate will be tasked with taking this backlog and working with the relevant business units to prioritise the initiatives and create the program schedule, then build up a team to deliver the projects.

Working closely with the Director and Deputy Director of Projects & Business Transformation, you will be comfortable operating at a strategic level, whilst also being happy to 'roll up the sleeves' and pick up hands-on delivery responsibilities if required. You will have the ability to build out a team to support you, leveraging internal resources where possible and bringing in specialist talent when needed.

In this role, it is imperative for the successful candidate to have strong soft skills; particularly negotiation, influencing and stakeholder management. You will be required to build strong relationships with key stakeholders across multiple business units, aligning their objectives to those of the program and clearly communicating whether or not they align.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish the Student Journey program, prioritising the scoped initiatives and creating a schedule for delivery
  • Bring a strategic focus to the program, aligning initiatives to the business objectives and clearly communicating that to all stakeholders
  • Build a team to successfully deliver the program objectives, being a trusted advisor to the program members and offering support and advice where required (including being comfortable taking responsibility for hands on delivery when required)

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum 3+ years experience as a Program Manager or Director
  • Experience setting up and running Digital Programs essential
  • Experience working for Universities highly regarded
  • Exceptional soft skills, particularly influencing and negotiation skills

This role is targeted for a end of January start date, with interviews to take place from the 18th of January. The successful candidate will be required to obtain a Working With Children Check before commencing in the role.

To apply please click apply. We are currently receiving high application volumes, if your application is suitable we will contact you, if it is unsuitable you will be advised by email. To discuss confidentially call Dominic Jennings on +61 3 86282147.