Charles Sturt University

  • Partner with industry, government and community to drive business and regional development.
  • Result oriented through innovation and industry networks
  • Work with dynamic team to achieve results through innovation and industry networks.

The Role

  • Fixed term (up to 5 years), Full time
  • Senior remuneration package in the range of $170,410 – $213,013 pa (including 17% superannuation)
  • Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange or Wagga Wagga (remote work may be negotiated)

The Director, Business Development, AgriPark will work closely with the Executive Director to provide leadership in developing sustainable growth strategies for the Institute and the broader University.

You will be the link between the University and the industry stakeholders to support and build a collegiate environment through promotion and improving relations with the community, and contributing to achieve research objectives of the University and its partners.

This role will require frequent travel to Wagga Wagga.

To be successful you will have:

  • Outstanding business development skills, with proven capabilities to lead the development and management of partnerships and strategic alliances with a track record in securing and negotiating agreements.
  • Outstanding influencing and negotiation skills with proven experience in providing leadership to support organisational change and transformation.
  • Experience in managing risks including the development and application of risk profiles across large and complex organisations.
  • Ability to undertake frequent travel to Wagga Wagga.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and provide a 1-2 page ‘statement of suitability’ demonstrating their skills, knowledge and/or experience relevant to the position (referencing 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.

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.

The Agrisciences Research and Business Park (AgriPark) is an innovation precinct that facilitates wealth creation, employment and skills development and is recognised as a world leading centre for agricultural innovation, education, extension, research and development and business opportunity. The clearly articulated intention of the AgriPark is to create an ecosystem of innovative organisations and to curate collaborations between all participants.

From our commercial farm to world class laboratories, Charles Sturt Universitys environmental test suite includes a range of research facilities within a single precinct on the Wagga Wagga campus. We offer a unique set of facilities from on-farm production through to consumer and market analysis, providing opportunities for whole of life cycle research and product development.

The Office of Engagement and Enterprise provides strategic leadership, expertise, and a range of services to support whole-of-University goals associated with its commercial and strategic intent. In achieving these goals, the Office collaborates with a broad network of external stakeholders. In addition, the Office works with all areas of the Charles Sturt community to build university capability and develop a strong and integrated approach to business development, community engagement, internal and external communications, government relations and advancement.

Charles Sturt University 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. This is demonstrated through our Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award and our participation as a member in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQA+; 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.

Further Information

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

Thomas Burton | Executive Director, Office of Engagement and Enterprise | [email protected] | Ph: 02 6582 9425

Closing Date: 11 pm, 17 March 2024