The Principal is a new senior position within AITSL’s Teaching and School Leadership team. It provides an opportunity to lead a small team to deliver a range of national projects and policy initiatives to support teachers and school leaders across Australia. This is an exciting role, leading change and innovation across education policy and practice.
This position provides strategic and operational leadership, and engagement with senior AITSL colleagues and a broad range of external stakeholders. The role will involve leading people to deliver a range of project and policy development initiatives designed to promote excellence in teaching and school leadership.
As every day is different at AITSL, the role will include a broad and diverse range of activities. You will:
The role requires sophisticated interpersonal skills and a commitment to internal and external collaboration to achieve shared objectives, as well as the possession of excellent coordination, organisational, communication and stakeholder engagement skills. You have a broad knowledge of the education sector and a deep commitment to supporting Australian teachers and leaders to have the greatest impact on the educational growth and achievement of every learner.
As someone with policy and project experience and a can-do attitude, you apply innovative thinking and analysis to solve problems and develop appropriate options and approaches for policies and projects. Capable of leading a small team that operates in a collaborative environment, you are a team player, who is a confident and positive leader of projects and people. It goes without saying that you have a demonstrated high level of attention to detail and strong time management skills.
You excel working in a fast-paced, multifaceted environment and operate effectively within ambiguity. With an exceptional results orientation, resilience and a positive approach to facing challenges, you are comfortable with multiple tasks and focus on quality results.
You build and maintain strategic relationships with internal staff and external stakeholders. You are an experienced leader of people and know how to get the best from your team. Your personable and collaborative style is a strength, enabling you to communicate effectively using a range of sophisticated written and verbal strategies. You are a confident and skillful presenter and facilitator.
You hold relevant tertiary qualifications and have experience in public policy related to education.
AITSL is a public company based in Melbourne. We are funded by the Australian Government. The Commonwealth Minister for Education and Training is the sole member of the company.
As a national body, we were established to promote excellence in the profession of teaching and school leadership. We work with the education community to improve student learning by:
The incumbent will display behaviours which reflect and actively demonstrate alignment to the AITSL values of:
Please submit your cover letter and resume through SEEK at https://www.seek.com.au/job/40897169. Applications close on the Tuesday 18th February