Executive Director, Attraction and Engagement - GOTAFE

Job Title: Executive Director, Attraction and Engagement - GOTAFE
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Victoria, Australia
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-2008-101195_1597971400
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 21, 2020 10:56

Job Description

  • Be an integral member of an Executive Team leading a transformation
  • Join a cutting edge, contemporary education provider
  • Flexible working arrangements

GOTAFE is a contemporary, cutting-edge and innovative education provider, delivering high quality education so that their students are well equipped and prepared for the future. Located across multiple sites (Shepparton, Wangaratta, Benalla, Seymour, Wallan and Werribee), GOTAFE are "resolutely committed to ensuring the needs of students and industries - especially across regional Victoria - are at the heart of all we do." Find out more about GOTAFE here:

Reporting to an experienced and supportive CEO, the Executive Director, Attraction and Engagement, will form an integral member of GOTAFE's collaborative "one team" executive, confidently contributing beyond just the Attraction and Engagement portfolio. Furthermore, the Executive Director will be responsible for developing strategies that enhance organisational brand, reputation and presence while attracting future students to GOTAFE. Concurrently, the Executive Director will lead the strategic identification and engagement between GOTAFE and key stakeholder groups including the local community, local industries and relevant government departments. In addition, the Executive Director will drive the identification and implementation of contemporary cutting edge systems and processes to support the student's lifecycle at GOTAFE from attraction and enrolment, to on-boarding, to alumni.

To lead this critical area, GOTAFE are seeking a game changer - a high performing individual who will provide visionary leadership and innovative fresh ideas, initiatives and strategies that drive better outcomes for GOTAFE, their students and the local community. Furthermore, if the below sounds like you, this could be your next exciting and challenging role….

You are a contemporary, strategic and future-focused executive leader who is highly regarded for their innovative ability to enhance organisational brand, reputation and presence. You are passionate about community, especially regional communities and your naturally engaging confident style enables you to quickly build credible relationships with your stakeholders face to face and through virtual means. You are recognised for your empowering people leadership, political nous and ability to balance both strategic and operational priorities. Furthermore, you demonstrate experience working in a large complex organisation, ideally within the broader public / community sector and you have a passion for life-long learning.

This role offers a fantastic opportunity for the Executive Director Attraction and Engagement to drive changes that lead to better efficiencies that optimise student and community outcomes. Furthermore, you don't need to be a resident of regional Victoria to be considered. During the COVID-19 pandemic, GOTAFE have enhanced their solidarity, collaboration and flexible working options so there is the ability to balance your time from the office and working from home.

For a copy of the PD, please download: or to apply, please upload your CV (note a covering letter is not required). For any questions not outlined in the PD, please contact Melanie Pecanek on 0408 898 734. Please note, applications close at 11:59pm 13th September