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Christian Heritage College

Vice President - Operations

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Location: Carindale QLD
Status: Full time
Date: Respond by 15 Dec

The Position

A permanent full-time Vice President - Operations position exists within Christian Heritage College.

About Christian Heritage College

Christian Heritage College (CHC) was established in 1986 by the Christian Outreach Centre, now known as the International Network of Churches (INC), out of its vision for Christian higher education in Australia. From small beginnings, CHC has gained recognition as a provider of some standing in the Australian higher education sector.

About the Position

The role of Vice President - Operations is a senior executive role that is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient staff management, corporate responsibilities and advancement of the vision of Christian Heritage College (CHC). The role requires working closely with the President and the Vice President - Academic to oversee the day-to-day operations of CHC and the promotion of a vibrant, well-resourced learning community. This role assumes a significant level of leadership in wide ranging contexts within the College community. The Vice President - Operations is a member of the President's leadership team.

Scope and Nature of the Position

The Vice President - Operations reports directly to the President and provides regular and timely updates regarding all operational, human resources, College community and financial matters pertaining to the organisation. The Vice President - Operations will be guided in this role by the mission, vision and core values of the College, along with CHC's Constitution and other relevant policies.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the VPO include but are not limited to, the following:

  • Human Resource Management and CHC culture building imperatives;
  • Preparation for and attendance at Council meetings and Council sub-committee meetings;
  • Assuming the role of Acting CEO in the President's and Vice-President - Academic absences from CHC;
  • Key regulatory reporting;
  • Responsibility and oversight of the financial management of CHC, including annual financial audits;
  • Oversee and manage the activities of the Workplace Health & Safety Officer ensuring compliance with WHS laws and regulations;
  • Effective management and development of CHC's staff and student facilities including maintenance of grounds, facilities and equipment;
  • Oversee the staff and activities of the student recruitment and marketing office, and manage the development and implementation of an annual marketing plan that is effective in promoting CHC and its courses;
  • Oversight of the IT staff to ensure the IT services are operating in an efficient and effective manner;
  • Oversight of Library services;
  • Oversight of the Student Services Department this is responsible for student life, study support and student care;
  • Human Resources management and oversight, including staff mentoring and induction programs;
  • Oversight of the creation of, sustaining and expansion of a vibrant and dynamic development office; and
  • Oversight of key Commonwealth reporting, including verification of HEIMS data, HITS and HECS-HELP/ CSP reporting, and enrolment and financial reporting to regulatory bodies.

Personal Requirements

Including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Be highly relational, strategic and self-motivated with a strong leadership gift upon his/her life;
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Support, promote and celebrate the vision, mission and values of CHC in highly creative, effective, engaging and inspiring ways; and
  • Display discretion, confidentiality, honesty, trust and integrity in his/her relationship with the different sectors of CHC and wider community.



  • Successful leadership and financial management experience.
  • Strong financial background.
  • Bachelor's degree qualified in relevant discipline (Accounting and Finance).


  • An understanding of higher education structures, systems and protocols.
  • Relevant Master's degree from a recognised higher education provider.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • A sense of call to CHC.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Proven executive leadership experience.
  • Excellent networker and relationship builder.
  • Proven financial and resource management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Human resource management skills.


Full position description is available on the CHC Website.

The closing date for applications will be COB Wednesday 15th December.

To be considered for this position, please forward an application via email to and include the following items:

  • Completed employment application form available on the CHC Website;
  • Cover letter evidencing your suitability and experience for fulfilment of the criteria specified in the position description;
  • Full CV including qualifications and work experience;
  • Evidence of qualifications; and,
  • Names and contact details of three referees (including a Christian pastor/minister).


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