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Learning & Teaching Innovation Manager

The International College of Management, Sydney is seeking a Learning Teaching & Innovation Manager 

Salary $95-115k + super

  • Full-time opportunity (38 hours per week), part-time option available
  • Location: 151 Darley Road, Manly, NSW 2095
  • 2-year fixed term (opportunity to extend based upon funding, business needs and performance)
  • Immediate start date available


International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) and its associated ICMS provider brands (International Sport College Australia, Aspire Institute and Aspire English) are located in Manly and Sydney CBD.  Our head office is located at our main campus in Manly and, with sweeping views over Manly Beach, offers a spectacular working location that would be hard to beat anywhere in the world.


Learning and Teaching is core business for ICMS, driving attainment of our mission as ‘leaders in career-focused education’. Individual teachers, academic leaders, the Work Integrated Learning team, Student Success Centre, Library and governance bodies all play a role in the management and quality of learning and teaching activities and outcomes.

The Learning, Teaching and Innovation team provides strategic advice, leadership, and advocacy in educational innovation, excellence in teaching, scholarship and holistic approaches to the student experience.


This position will focus on managing, implementing and evaluating projects and initiatives related to the transformation of learning within online, face-to-face and hybrid delivery methods.

The Learning, Teaching and Innovation Manager will engage champions in action research projects and change management initiatives as part of Learning and Teaching’s focus on capability building amongst our stakeholders. The role encompasses planning, project management and stakeholder management activities as well as hands on learning design, academic development, training and professional development and advancing the College through educational innovation. Developing frameworks, guidelines and templates to support learning, teaching and innovation practices is also an essential focus of this role.

The role reports to the Head of the Learning, Teaching and Innovation team and works closely with colleagues across ICMS.

A high level of collaboration with teaching and management staff is required as well as certain committees, groups and networks that contribute to curriculum development, learning design, staff professional development and improvement in the quality of teaching, student learning and course delivery.

Examples of Accountabilities:

  • Managing and evaluating curriculum development projects to enhance student learning and outcomes;
  • Providing guidelines, templates, support and recommendations to staff on the development of instructional strategies for on campus, blended and online learning scenarios;
  • Transforming assessment, subject materials & activities to online and flexible learning environments in ways that are pedagogically sound and aligned with ICMS’s objectives
  • Managing and evaluating learning and teaching innovation projects including integration of new technologies into existing practice;
  • Working collaboratively with academic management and staff to develop new and/or enhance existing courses and subjects;
  • Scoping, planning, implementing, evaluating and reporting on projects, pilots and innovation initiatives;
  • Using best practice approaches to pedagogy to inform learning design work;
  • Providing guidance to curriculum development groups, academic units and individual staff on designing and building LMS sites to support and enhance blended delivery;
  • Providing guidelines, templates, support and recommendations to staff on the development of evaluation strategies for ongoing quality enhancement of technology systems and tools;
  • Analysing interactions with teaching staff and identifying opportunities for professional development initiatives;
  • Actively engaging in the scholarship of L&T through applied research, presentations and/or publication;
  • Providing teaching staff with opportunities to disseminate their L&T practice.


As the ideal candidate, you will have / be able to demonstrate:

  • A Postgraduate degree or equivalent in education or research -related discipline and/or significant relevant professional experience;
  • A broad understanding of, and considerable hands-on experience with, a range of innovations and technologies used in tertiary learning environments;
  • Proficiency in the use of the Moodle Learning Management System;
  • Experience in project management in a tertiary education setting;
  • Effectiveness in designing and developing curricula in a tertiary education setting;
  • Effectiveness in designing and facilitating academic/teacher professional development initiatives in a tertiary education setting;
  • Capacity to inspire and innovate and to identify and take advantage of new opportunities;
  • Evidence of significant experience in teaching, delivering training, conducting workshops and giving presentations;
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills including high standards in report writing, presentation and group facilitation;
  • Ability to foster productive stakeholder relationships, drawing on well-developed communication skills;
  • Well-developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.

Also valued:

  • Experience in the design and development of modular and micro-credentialled short courses;
  • Experience working in a multicultural education environment;
  • Knowledge of postgraduate, undergraduate and/or foundation studies programs at university level.


Should you be keen to apply for this role, please submit an application in the form of a cover letter addressed to Jonathan Hvaal, Head of Learning Teaching & Innovation to [email protected].

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Applications will be assessed upon receipt.
  • Applications close on Monday 29th August at 12pm AEST.