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Academic Programs Director - Australian Institute Of Police

Australian Federal Police - Sydney, NSW

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Career Opportunities: Academic Programs Director - Australian Institute of Police Management (5857)

JOB TITLE - Academic Programs Director - Australian Institute of Police Management

EMPLOYMENT TYPE - 3 years Temporary Full time


AFP BAND & SALARY - Executive Level, $150,339.00 - $198,377.00


APPLICATIONS CLOSE - 11:59pm (AEDT) 07/04/2021

Australian Institute of Police Management

Based in Sydney, the Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM) is an educational organisation with an extensive history in educating public safety leaders. Since the early 1960s, the AIPM has been integral in developing police and emergency service leaders and executives with more than 6,500 senior officials from policing, law enforcement, public safety, emergency services and other like-minded organisations attending AIPM courses.

Over the years, the AIPM’s international reputation as one of the leading educational institutions in the public safety sector has continued to grow. The AIPM is a recognised world leader in the development and delivery of education and development for individuals and organisations involve in the innovative provision of policing, law enforcement, security, public safety, emergency services and related professions.

The AIPM is supported in its work by the AFP. The mission of the AFP is to provide dynamic and effective law enforcement to the people of Australia. It provides policing throughout Australia in relation to the prevention and detection of crimes against the Commonwealth, its laws and integrity, and community police services to the Community of the ACT.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified people who are interested in an appointment to the AFP. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to the core values of the AFP, and their application must address selection criteria and the relevant work level standards.

The AFP offers a generous remuneration and conditions package, full details can be found here .

As an inclusive organisation, the AFP provides opportunity for all Australians to fairly gain employment in the AFP. We appreciate that everyone is unique and acknowledge that diversity in thought leads to greater transparency and improved consideration in our decision making. To support our employees we also provide flexible work arrangements.

Role Summary

As the Director of Academic Programs, you will join a small and diverse team of policing and administrative professionals at the AIPM, with leadership development expertise and professional practice in higher education, law enforcement and the public safety domain. This role is primarily responsible for the teaching, management and administration of AIPM graduate programs. The position reports directly to the AIPM Deputy Director.

As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, you will be influential in shaping the focus and strategic direction of graduate programs and be responsible for the management of the TEQSA registration, accreditation and reporting processes. There will also be opportunity to contribute to and teach across, the full span of AIPM executive and foundational development offerings.

To be successful in this role you will have a track record of excellence commensurate to the seniority of this position, recent knowledge and experience of working in a senior academic role within a tertiary environment and a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline. You will have a strong commitment to innovative and high-quality teaching, proven experience in program delivery and management of staff; and an ability to learn and teach the personal learning pieces intrinsic to AIPM pedagogy.

You will be able to work across and beyond the AIPM, to ensure program content is contemporaneous and confidently liaise with senior managers and executives within the law enforcement and public safety sector. A history or strong interest in the policing and public safety domain is desirable, but not essential.

Role Description & Responsibilities

In this role you will:

  • Administrate and coordinate all AIPM academic program requirements.
  • Activity contribute to the focus and strategic direction of the AIPM, as a key member of the AIPM Executive Leadership Team.
  • Deliver coursework teaching in a blended residential and online learning environment.
  • Design and implement innovative and contemporary teaching practices.
  • Liaise with senior executives from police, fire and emergency services agencies. Administration of AIPM TEQSA registration, accreditation and reporting functions. Build and maintain a high-performance team of AIPM delivery staff, administrative staff and seconded visiting fellows.
  • Manage currency as a ‘subject matter expert’ through ongoing professional development and learning opportunities.
  • A high level of knowledge and extensive experience teaching graduate programs, with a strong commitment to teaching through continuous development.
  • Proven ability to lead a high-performing team.
  • Security clearance/or ability to obtain and maintain an NV1 security clearance.
Selection Criteria
  • Achieve results
  • Communicates with influence
  • Contributes to strategic thinking
  • Cultivates productive working relationships
  • Shows personal drive and integrity
  • Technical knowledge and skills
Required Application Documents

As part of your application you will be required to submit the following documents:

  • Applicant response (pitch – maximum two pages)
  • Resume/CV
Advice for Applicants

All mandatory fields must be completed by the applicant. Applicants must provide all requested documents as outlined above in 'Required Application Documents'.

All requested documents must be uploaded to the online application form and submitted before the closing date and time. Any documents not supplied may result in your application being withdrawn from the recruitment process.

The applicant response (pitch ) should address the selection criteria and work level standards relevant to the role and provide evidence as to why you are the best fit for the position. The work level standards are specific to the band level of the role you are applying for and can assist in guiding you to address the selection criteria to the level required of the role.

Employment Suitability Requirements
Applicants, who are not current AFP employees, that progress to the next stage of an AFP recruitment process will be required to provide the following documents:

Applicants will be advised by AFP Recruitment if they are required to provide this information. We encourage all applicants to review the AFP’s minimum employment requirements and employment suitability standards to ensure that you meet the set requirements before you submit your application. Applicants whom do not meet these requirements, or fail to provide the required documents, will be removed from the recruitment process.

For further information on positions, and other employment opportunities in the AFP, please visit our website or contact the contact officer listed.