First listed on: 18 January 2019

Director, External Engagement


  • Join a University committed to community engagement
  • Contribute to thriving communities by leveraging your existing local networks
  • Opportunity to make a difference in your local community

The Role

  • Four fixed term (3 year) positions available
  • Three full time, one part time (50%)
  • Package to be negotiated, including salary range of $162,225 to $190, 853 (pro rata)
  • Albury-Wodonga/Wagga Wagga, Bathurst/Orange, Port Macquarie, Dubbo

Build, maintain and grow strong relationships between the University and the community. You will represent and advocate for the University in the region and ensure that CSU achieves its public good mission.

Appointments will be dedicated to a specific region as follows

  • Albury-Wodonga and Wagga Wagga
  • Bathurst and Orange
  • Port Macquarie
  • Dubbo

To be successful you will have:

  • Track record of providing strategic leadership in a complex environment
  • Background in identifying, building and sustaining strong partnerships
  • Expertise in facilitating stakeholder engagement to deliver results

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

Community Engagement is one of the three pillars of the University Strategy which aims to achieve recognition of the University as an anchor institution in its communities and as an agent of change through impactful, solution driven research. The strategy also focuses on creating social and economic value from our campus network, from Port Macquarie in the east to Albury in the west.

The University is a community minded organisation with strong links to industry, government and other educational organisations. CSU courses are developed in collaboration with industry representatives to ensure the skills our graduates acquire meet industry needs. The Community Grants program supports the development of our regions through contributions to cultural, economic, sporting and related activities and build higher education aspiration and awareness particularly among young people in rural and regional communities. The Explorations Series aims to engage our rural and regional communities in discussions about major issues facing our regions, the nation and the world.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Laura Dan | Director, Knowledge Exchange and Engagement | | Ph: (02) 6272 6329

Closing Date: 11pm, 17 February 2019

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