Country Universities Centre
September 15, 2020
Wonthaggi, Australia
Job Type


Employment type: Full-time
(part-time / job-share, negotiable) and initial 2-year contract
Salary: $85,000 - $100,000 pro rata (commensurate with experience)
Location: Wonthaggi

“Regional and rural communities deserve quality higher education opportunities to pursue their dreams, without the need to relocate”

If this statement resonates with you, then please read on about an exciting new opportunity to drive change and empower the Bass Coast community to fulfil their potential through higher education. We are looking for an experienced and passionate leader to take on the role of Centre Manager of the newly established CUC Bass Coast - a dedicated learning and study space that will provide regional people with access to higher education, and the tools and supports that they need to succeed.

The role:
This is a highly rewarding and unique opportunity to shape the education landscape in Bass Coast and the broader South Gippsland region. As Centre Manger you will work with the Board of Directors and be supported by the Country Universities Centre (CUC). Your task will be to implement the agreed Strategic Plan, to increase local residents’ access to a wider range of higher education opportunities, and to manage CUC Bass Coast. You will work with CUC to develop and implement a marketing plan, foster and maintain relationships with stakeholders, and represent CUC Bass Coast at community events.

Who we are looking for:
• a warm, emotionally intelligent and caring person;
• a well organised and enthusiastic self-starter;
• a great communicator, connector and collaborator with the ability to build strong relationships with diverse stakeholders;
• a team player;
• an individual who is dedicated, passionate and enthusiastic about creating opportunities for regional and remote students.

How to apply:
If you are interested in the role and have any questions or would like a copy of the position description, please contact
Shannon Payten-Mcdonald via telephone 0419 899 665 or email at:

To apply for the role, please submit a one-page cover letter, your CV, and responses to the key selection criteria detailed in the position description (no more than 3 pages).
Applications close 5pm Sunday, October 4, 2020, and should be emailed to

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