Manager, Learning Success

Curtin University

Lead a team that delivers unique and valuable programs to support our students.

  • $118,485 - $125,162 (G09) plus 17% superannuation
  • Permanent, Full time, based at Perth (Bentley) campus
  • Opportunity to lead and inspire a high performing team
Job Reference: 672536
About Curtin’s Library team:

The Library provides an array of valuable services and programs to support the University’s research and the development of students as independent learners and researchers.  The Learning Success team within the Library provides a number of programs that are essential to student success. This is a fantastic opportunity to lead this collaborative, student focused, innovative and high performing team.

About the role:

Reporting to the Associate Director and an active member of the Library’s management team, this position leads and manages the Learning Success team in delivering the Library’s student success program. The  program includes academic writing, numeracy, digital and information literacies, learning and study skills development. In this role you will also be responsible for the Library Makerspace, the UniPASS program and other ‘students as partners’ initiatives supporting student success.
In this role you will
  • Manage and coordinate the operations of the Learning Success team and contribute to whole-of-Library leadership as a member of the Library Strategy Team
  • Manage and inspire staff within the area fostering a work environment of high achievement.
  • Build a positive culture of trust, purpose and professional responsibility within the team, promoting an awareness of, and openness to, ongoing disruption and change in tertiary education.
  • Develop strong partnerships with Curtin’s academic staff and other student support staff to ensure that learning success programs and services meet the needs of students.
  • Lead the design, implementation, delivery and evaluation of the learning success programs and resources based on best practice.
  • Investigate new technologies, services and needs in the areas of academic writing, numeracy, digital and information literacies, learning skills development and makerspaces, make recommendations and implement approved changes.
  • Coordinate the collection and analysis of data relating to the Learning Success programs and prepare reports on trends, patterns, and issues.
  • Ensure continuous improvement, including developing plans, guidelines, procedures and performance measures.
  • Lead assigned initiatives and projects and ensure initiatives assigned to team members are progressed, including providing progress reports when required.
Why choose Curtin?
  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic and professional team environment.
  • Easily accessible location with great parking, public transport, and end of trip facilities.
  • A vibrant campus with gym, childcare, wellness programs, medical and counselling services.
  • We are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019)
  • Curtin continues to be a leader in reconciliation in the Higher Education sector, being one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevate RAP - the highest level within Reconciliation Australia’s Workplace RAP Framework.
  • The University has recently been named as one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA)
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We are looking for someone with:
  • A degree qualification and extensive relevant management expertise; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • High level skills and a reflective approach to student study support.
  • Exceptional management skills, with proven ability to lead an inspire successful team.
  • High level written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills with a commitment to the development of a collegial and supportive work environment.
  • A strong understanding of contemporary education practice and learning design (online and face-to-face)
  • A commitment to student-focused service delivery.
  • The ability to manage projects, apply innovative approaches to problem solving and work flexibly in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Relevant post-graduate qualifications (desirable)
  • Professional qualification in librarianship (desirable)
  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of current trends, developments and standards in library services. (desirable)
Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter and resume which addresses the criteria listed under “we are looking for someone with” to enable us to assess your suitability for the role.

Applications close: 9PM Monday 8 March 2021.

Contact details

To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact:

Andrea Robson – Talent Acquisition Consultant
Phone: +61 8 9266 3290
Valuing Diversity and Inclusion
At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and seek to build an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and encouraged. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance. 

Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.