Director, Business Development, HRRI job with CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY

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  • Contribute to the creation of a world-renowned Regional Health Research Institute (IRSH)
  • Facilitate and develop partnerships
  • Based at Orange Campus (NSW)

Charles Sturt University, Australia’s largest regional university, is embarking on arguably the most significant period of transformational change in its history. Our research will be a key strategic pillar and we will collaborate with our partners on impact research.

The Universities 2030 Strategy will continue to be guided by the Wiradjuri phrase, “Yindyamarra Winhanganha – creating a world worth living in”.

The Director, Business Development (RHRI) will be responsible for directing the management of the business and operational activities of the Research Institute reporting to the Director of University Development, and supporting the Executive Director of the Institute in the positioning the university at the forefront of innovation and research capacity, in the field of health research in a regional, remote and indigenous context. The Director, Business Development (RHRI) will assist the Executive Director in strategic planning, business development, access to private sector grants and contracts.

The role

The Director, Business Development (RHRI) will play a lead role in developing sustainable growth strategies for the Institute and the University as a whole, which secure significant new sources of funding that will support a secure financial position for the University.

Working with the university’s centralized business development team, the Business Development Manager (RHRI) is the interface between the university and industry and will support business development by creating a collegial environment through promotion and liaising with the institute (internal) and industry/community (external) and contributing to the achievement of the development goals of the University and its Partners.

Activities include: business development (i.e. business research partnerships) to provide high quality industry and business services, innovation and commercialization in line with the strategic objectives of the research and business development of Charles Sturts.

Key Result Areas

  • Develop and grow the profile of Charles Sturt, through representation, engagement and the development of strong links with professional, industry, government and community groups relevant to the activities of the Institute;
  • Support the Executive Director of the Research Institute in the development of the Institute’s strategy, performance indicators and targets and the alignment of these with the economic growth objectives of the University, the government and the region;
  • Manage major University-wide projects (if applicable) and support the development of major program funding applications;
  • Provide senior management to support the transformation and integration of new partners to ensure that the university is a high-performing, responsive, collaborative, efficient and effective partner for industry, government and non-government partners;
  • Manage trade agreements with industry, government and non-governmental organizations for delivery of partnership terms and ensure compliance and services meet partner needs;
  • Collaborate with university executives to provide expert and authoritative advice to the Executive Director of the Research Institute to identify and assist the university in achieving research strategy objectives;
  • Engage in the evolution of government policies and priorities as they relate to the Research Institute;
  • Lead the planning and implementation of innovation as well as technology and other development initiatives to expand industry and social impact.

The university is committed to ensuring that its employees reflect the wider community and accordingly encourages applications from all genders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Application requirements

Pacific Research Partners was exclusively selected for this research. To express your interest and receive a copy of the information package, please email your CV to [email protected] For a confidential discussion, please contact Rene Johnson on +61 3 9631 1500.

Proof of having received a full course of a Therapeutic Goods Administration-approved COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of entry to Charles Sturt University campuses. Accordingly, proof of vaccination or a valid exemption is a condition of employment at Charles Sturt University.

Closing Date: 11 p.m., May 8, 2022

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