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The Australian National University

Associate Director, Culture & Performance Development

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: Senior Manager 3

Classification: Senior Manager 3
Salary package: $ 134,520.00 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed  term (5 years)

Position overview

The Australian National University has an exciting opportunity for an experienced and outstanding senior Human Resources leader, to steer projects of significance to the University. The Associate Director, Culture and Performance Development is responsible for leadership and management of the Culture and Development team, working in partnership with senior leaders, managers and HR practitioners across the University to deliver best practice in leadership development, talent management, organisational development, engagement, diversity, inclusion and workplace culture improvements.

Reporting to the Director - Human Resources, the Associate Director will lead major projects such as the Staff Engagement Survey, Academic and Professional Staff Performance and Development, Talent Management, and Diversity and Inclusion, to facilitate the University’s goals in research, education and societal transformation.

You will be an established leader, with experience in leading a team to ensure the provision of high-quality advice and services in organisational development, culture and staff training and development, an ability to build collaborative relationships across a diverse environment but providing support, mentorship and advice to senior managers.  

Your extensive experience in organisational culture and development will be complemented by strong management and stakeholder engagement skills.

For confidential enquiries about this exciting position, and to obtain a copy of the position description, please contact Dr Nadine White, Director, Human Resources on 02 6125 2385 or via

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.


Position Description & Selection Criteria

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