About Ikon Ikon is a private Institute of Higher Education focussed on the Healthcare, Early Childhood Education, and Community Services sectors. Ikon’s mission is to nurture and empower people towards meaningful careers, positively impacting the communities it serves.Ikon operates nationally with campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth, as well as online. It currently has around 600 domestic and international students across its 3 bachelor programs.Ikon is part of the ASX-listed EDU Holding Limited Group. Learn more about Ikon here. About the roleThe Executive Dean is responsible for providing inspirational, innovative, and enterprising leadership across all aspects of the institute, including academics and operations.  The Executive Dean leads the management of quality outcomes regarding course design, teaching and learning, student enrolments and student performance, student support services, and meeting regulatory and professional standards.  As a senior member of the Ikon team, the Executive Dean contributes to the corporate vision, mission, and goals, and their implementation across the business and the Group Acting in accordance with the policies and procedures of Ikon and the Group, the Executive Dean will be a key representative of the CEO and Ikon to the external community, in particular to the professions and disciplines that Ikon services.  The Executive Dean is a member of the Academic Board, Risk Management Committee, and Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee. About youYou are passionate about education and creating a difference for students. You have a strong academic and leadership background and experience in developing and managing high-performance teams. You have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and can establish collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.You lead by applying your depth and breadth of expertise, and by reviewing and applying best practices in academic and operational delivery. You have excellent problem-solving, change management, and time management skills.You have the ability to manage practices and processes that facilitate and support high-quality teaching and student outcomes. Key ResponsibilitiesAcademic LeadershipSupport and develop exemplary pedagogical practice across the academic team, informed by active engagement in scholarly activity Develop and implement structures and processes that support scholarly activity, and associated record-keepingEnsure the quality of teaching and the provision of effective learning services for students, in conjunction with the Heads of School, and as set out in Ikon’s Teaching and Learning PlanLead the development and implementation of Ikon’s Teaching and Learning Plan Develop and implement the Course Development Plan ensuring the development and accreditation of new courses to meet Ikon’s objectivesMaintain and strengthen course development, course review, and course accreditation activities to address current and emerging academic, industry, and community needsEstablish and maintain relationships with other education providers, industry associations, and workplaces to support Ikon’s academic and operational objectivesEstablish and maintain good relationships with current students and with former students as members of Ikon’s alumniActively contribute to the functions and responsibilities of the Academic Board, providing data as required and facilitating coherence and consistency in approachDemonstrate exemplary academic leadership, including in the role of Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee, and support the development of such leadership across senior academics Operations LeadershipImplement Ikon and the Group’s strategic direction, ensuring that appropriate operational plans have been developed to achieve Ikon’s goals and specific objectivesContribute to the design of appropriate governance structures and mechanisms for Ikon, and lead the implementation of these structures and mechanisms as defined within the Governance GuidelinesDevelop and implement a Workforce Plan, and ensure that recruitment, induction, assessment, training and development and succession planning of all staff are effectively managed in accordance with relevant policies for the approval of staff appointmentsDevelop and implement processes associated with admissions into courses, including offers, withdrawal of offers, cancellation of enrolments, and approving a student’s return after being excludedConduct annual Performance Review Plans of direct reports, and ensure that this is done for all staffEnsure systems and processes associated with academic and student management, such as the learning management system and student management system, facilitate a high standard of outcomes for students and staffEnsure the proper conduct of all matters relating to staff, students, and academic results, adhering to organisational policies, procedures, and standards Ensure a high standard and efficient use of facilities and resources to meet the scale of the business across academic and operational domainsFacilitate activities that support enrolment targets being met and maintained, including activities associated with student recruitment, student achievement, progression, retention, and completion, identifying risks and issues, and actively engaging support and improvement strategies as requiredManage regulatory compliance across all areas, and the achievement of high standardsFacilitate cross-school and cross-campus meetings as required to ensure communication and feedback and development and maintenance of high-quality work processesProvide data, analysis, and feedback as required to the CEO and Board of Directors to inform key business decisionsParticipate in the development of the annual budget and proactively manage costs in accordance with the budgetProvide commentary on the financial performance of the business against the budget monthly, explaining key variancesActively contribute to the functions and responsibilities of the Risk Management Committee, providing data as required and facilitating coherence and consistency in the approachDevelop and implement academic and corporate policies and procedures consistent with Ikon’s plans and frameworks, which meet regulatory requirements and create a supportive educational environment for students and staff Team LeadershipCreate a cohesive, supportive, and collegial structure and environment that supports the achievement of Ikon’s and the Group’s vision, goals, and objectives Lead, direct, and develop high-performing academic and operational teams whose main priority is high student and staff outcomes, and achievement of financial budgets Lead the implementation of quality assurance processes, including external benchmarking and surveys, and use associated data to inform key business decisionsManage academic and operations staff, supporting and facilitating a high standard of performance including client service Facilitate and support the professional development of academic and operational staff Collaborate with People and Culture Manager to drive HR process compliance and engagement at Ikon Embrace and model the fundamental values of Ikon and ensure these characteristics are consistently applied across all aspects of operations External Representation Represent Ikon in the external community on academic and operational matters by developing and maintaining links with industry, government, and professional bodies Promote Ikon through relevant professional networks and professional bodiesEnsure that Ikon establishes, maintains, and enhances effective relations with regulators, relevant professional bodies, employer groups, students, and their families Other Responsibilities Play a leading role in the team, achieving the goals set in performance and development plans Foster collegial relationships with all key stakeholders Contribute to good practice in the sector and establishment of Ikon’s reputation as a quality provider Take all reasonable steps to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of yourself and others who may be impacted by your actions or omissions Observe all safety rules, policies, and procedures in relation to work health, safety, and wellbeing management Other tasks as directed by the CEO Education, Experience, and SkillsDoctoral qualification within any discipline Extensive experience in management, and leading change and innovation within a higher education environment from academic and operational perspectives Experience in developing, leading, and managing high-performing academic and operational teams, informed by an institution’s vision, mission, and goals Expert knowledge of contemporary pedagogical developments in face-to-face and online delivery modes, informed by continuing scholarship and/or practice Proven record of high-quality outcomes associated with course development and accreditation, and the management of coursesDemonstrated understanding of requirements associated with regulatory frameworks, especially the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021. Why work with Ikon? Contribute to bringing our vision and mission to life: To be the first choice in Healthcare, Early Childhood Education, and Community Services. To nurture and empower people towards meaningful careers, positively impacting the communities we serve A niche quality provider with growth ambitions A supportive team and work culture An appreciation and respect for work-life balance Ongoing training and professional development opportunities Ability to partly work from home and benefits such as paid birthday leave  Diversity & Inclusion We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society to better serve our students. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, genders, sexual orientation, and age. Next stepsPlease apply online or send your resume and a covering letter summarising your relevant skills and experience to bonnie.ballete@alg.edu.auPlease note we are only able to consider applicants with the right to live and work in Australia and only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application 180000 AUD Sydney 2000