Director, AGSM Executive Education

Ref: 5845

University of New South Wales

Sydney, Australia

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Role Managed by:

Evelyn Richards

Research Associate

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 01/07/2022

Exciting opportunity to join the University sector and utilise your commercial expertise in this key leadership role within the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM). Continuing role offering a hybrid of working remotely and from our vibrant Kensington NSW Campus. 

Continuing position  

Duration - Full Time - 35 hours per week   

Remuneration – Competitive salary + 17% Super and Leave Loading   

Location – Hybrid model of working from our Kensington, NSW Campus and working remotely 

  • See the difference you can make, through the work you do  
  • Work at one of the leading places where new ideas can come to life and impact lives  
  • Feel motivated and driven by the scale and dynamism of everything happening around you  

The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at the University of New South Wales Business School offers innovative, experiential, world-class MBA and Short Course programs designed to equip a new generation of leaders to make an impact in an accelerated world. Based in Sydney Australia, AGSM @ UNSW Business School has more than 40 years of leadership experience across Australia.  

Our Short Courses are designed and facilitated by industry thought leaders and faculty to build individual and organisational capability, combining the latest thinking and best practice within an outcome-focused problem-solving environment. AGSM students also have access to a rich global network of over 17,000 AGSM alumni who are recognised international business leaders in their industries. 

Why this role matters 

As the Director of Executive Education you will manage the overall strategy and operations of AGSM Short Courses, with full P&L responsibility. The Director of Executive Education reports to the AGSM Director, has 5 direct reports and manages an overall team of 23 FTE. AGSM Short Courses also has a number of key partnerships and relationships with a large number of faculty, both from the UNSW Business School and adjunct faculty. This role is responsible for developing and overseeing these partnerships and relationships. The Director of Executive Education is a key member of the AGSM senior leadership team helping to formulate overall strategy and represents the AGSM and the UNSW Business School with external stakeholders. In addition to playing a leadership role at AGSM, the Director of Executive Education has the opportunity to work across UNSW to help shape the future of life-long learning at a pivotal moment


Specific accountabilities for this role include (but are not limited to):

  • Leading and managing the Short Courses portfolio in order to meet and exceed revenue targets including financial and budget management
  • Setting the overall strategy for the AGSM Short Courses portfolio and playing a leading role in contributing to the development of UNSW’s strategy for life-long learning
  • Consolidating past success, preparing the organisation to scale its operations to deliver on existing commitments and identifying future growth opportunities.
  • Managing brand and reputation to ensure that AGSM Short Courses is a seen as the leading learning partner on leadership and management development in Australia and the region
  • Working with direct reports to build their capabilities and their ability to effectively manage their teams and others that they work with.
  • Identify, develop, and manage partnerships with third party organisations that are aligned to the strategy

Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or extensive relevant experience in business development at a senior leadership level, including with corporate and government clients in education or a related industry such as consulting.
  • Strong commercial focus with the ability to implement effective processes needed to underpin sustainable revenue growth
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing strategies, leading strategic and operational planning processes, translating strategies into operational plans and developing measures of success and performance.
  • Outstanding people management skills, with a particular emphasis on development, motivation and coaching for performance for both individuals and teams.
  • A good understanding of the changing nature of the management education market, in Australia and internationally

To learn more about this position please review the position description attached. 


People are at the core of everything we do. We recognise it is the contributions of our staff who make UNSW one of the best universities in Australia and the world.  

Our benefits include: 

  • Flexible Working Options (work from home, flexible hours etc) 
  • Career development opportunities 
  • 17% Superannuation contributions and additional leave loading payments 
  • Additional 3 days of leave over Christmas period 
  • Discounts and entitlements (retail, education, fitness)

For further information or a confidential discussion regarding this role please contact Evelyn Richards in the Sydney Office of Perrett Laver on +61 (0)2 8075 4610, or at


To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and supporting covering letter before Midnight AEST on Friday 1st July 2022.


UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.