Senior Director Digital Programs

$153,041 yearly
  • ACT Government - Department of Education
  • ACT, Australia
  • 19 Nov, 2021
Full time Education, Training, and Sports Executive and Management Media, Journalism, Advertising, and Public Relations

Job Description

Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 06 December 2021
Classification: Senior Officer Grade A
Salary: $153,041 plus superannuation
Position No: 42889
Directorate: Education
Advertised (Gazettal date): 17 November 2021
Contact Officer: Kelly Bartlett on or (02) 6207 5663

Details: This is a critical leadership position to lead and direct a section of approximately 15 staff to research, design and support the implementation and adoption of digital, interactive and personalised learning systems to engage students in learning. The Director plays a critical role in leading the strategy and of technology and digital solutions.
The Digital Programs section plays a pivotal role in ensuring citizen centric principles are embedded in the design of modern, agile, and highly-automated digital processes with ‘security in-depth principles’ to transform learning with technologies that educators trust.

The position will work in partnership with internal and external stakeholders to deliver targeted, systematic and whole of Government digital initiatives to empower teachers and non-teaching employees to access the best tools to engage students and meet compliance requirements, with the ultimate goal of delivering exceptional student experiences.
Ideally you have fifteen years or more experience in program design, delivery and customer experience design principles and you are passionate about implementing innovative solutions. You are familiar with, or have the ability to acquire, an understanding of the ACT Education Directorate’s Strategic Plan and initiatives under the Future of Education Strategy. You also have an understanding of emerging technologies to support pedagogy and accelerate digital transformation in the education sector.
Lastly, you have a great sense of humour, are resilient and tactful, passionate about what you do and want to make a difference in education in the ACT!"

Eligibility/Other Requirements:
In accordance with the Public Health (ACT School or Early Childhood Education and Care Workers COVID-19 Vaccination) Emergency Direction 2021, all ACT Education Directorate employees working in the following education settings will be required to provide evidence of their ability to comply with the public health direction, including having received a current course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or holding an approved exemption (where applicable):

  • schools that cater for children under 12 (preschool to year 6 schools)
  • specialist schools
  • flexible learning programs, and
  • early childhood education and care services (including out of school hours care)
  • P-10 schools where they share a campus with those younger years.

High schools and colleges that do not share a campus with primary school students are not covered by the mandate.


  • Permanent resident of Australia.

Highly Desirable

  • Degree qualification in related field or equivalent experience.

Notes: This is a temporary position available immediately for a period of 12 months with the possibility of permanency. A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and will be used to fill vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply: In two pages or less tell us:

  • why you want the role;
  • what you would bring to the role and what you would get out of it; and
  • describe an achievement that you are most proud of.
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Two referees with a thorough knowledge of your work performance and outlook. Please ensure that one of the referees is your current or immediate past supervisor. You should also be aware you may be asked to provide further referees.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Job Closing Date

06 Dec, 2021