Manager, Swinburne Social Startup Studio

Swinburne University of Technology

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Work to grow Victoria’s social enterprise ecosystem
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Newly created role to establish Swinburne’s Social Startup Studio. 3 year Fixed-term contract, Hawthorn location

About the job
Based in the Faculty of Business and Law, Swinburne’s Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is looking for an experienced profeissional to establish the Swinburne Social Startup Studio. The Startup Studio will deliver entrepreneurial training and development to early stage social enterprises, with a focus on the business model and business planning, together with opportunities to grow networks with other social entrepreneurs and the broader ecosystem.

Working with the the Principal Industry Fellow, Social Impact who will also act as Director of the Swinburne Social Startup Studio, in this newly created role, you will deliver the three objectives of the Startup Studio: social enterprise development support; knowledge creation and student engagement.

Your daily responsibilities will include the development and implementation of a program of business planning support, leveraging CSI Swinburne’s expertise and that of the boarder Faculty and University. You will also contribute to ensuring take-up of Studio learning and business development by supporting communications and development of strategic relationships to support the Studio’s work and impact.

About Swinburne
Swinburne is a place where your work can impact the national economy and wellbeing of our society. We promote diversity, support career development, provide flexibility and offer competitive salary packages.
About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
• Undergraduate degree in management, entrepreneurship or a cognate area
• Knowledge of Victoria’s social enterprise ecosystem
• Demonstrated experience in social entrepreneurship processes and business planning for social impact, ideally in a social enterprise context
A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

• Participate in regular staff and management development programs
• Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre (HALC) discounted memberships
• Weekly yoga and pilates classes
Discover more discounts when you start at Swinburne. Receive movie tickets and staff membership options at the Swinburne bookshop. There's news subscriptions and computer and software discounts on offer.

Further information and how to apply
The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2018 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).
To view the position description or to start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.
Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Libby Ward-Christie (Principal Industry Fellow (Social Impact)) via

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 17 February 2019


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