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The Australian National University

Director, Council of Australian University Librarians

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Work type: Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: Senior Manager 2

Classification: Senior Manager 2
Salary package: $125,642 plus 17% superannuation, market loading negotiable.
Terms: Full time, Continuing Contingent Funded (3 years)

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) is seeking an experienced, forward thinking, Executive Director to drive and execute the strategic directions of the Board, to advance CAUL’s purpose and impact. You will be a visible leader and the face of CAUL, engaging and actively collaborating with the Board, stakeholders and other national and global peak organisations to inform policy, innovation and transformation agendas. Your well-honed advocacy, influencing and negotiation and skills will generate the greatest potential value for members, including oversight of consortial content procurement on behalf of research organisations across Australia and New Zealand.

Position overview

CAUL is the peak leadership organisation for university libraries in Australia.  Members are the lead library executive of the institutions that have representation on Universities Australia.

The position, working closely with the Board, will lead strategic activities that advocate and advance the role and purpose of University libraries as essential knowledge and information infrastructures to enable student achievement and research excellence.

You will lead a small, dynamic team who provide administrative, fiduciary and operational support for the development and coordination of CAUL’s strategic agenda and programs. To be successful, you will be an enthusiastic and strategic focused leader, with a demonstrated ability to lead an organisational unit with considerable complexity (e.g. comprising national and/or global network of peak bodies and interest groups) and drive the agenda of a membership organisation. The significance and scale of required leadership is reflected in content procurement initiatives valued in excess of $200M, national and global advocacy, and strategic collaboration with leading university and research bodies and the shaping of the information, research and higher education agenda.

For further information contact the CAUL President, Margie Jantti on +61 2 4221 3579

CAUL has an MOU with the Australian National University for the administration of human resources services.

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.

Please note: Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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