ANZSOG is a leading provider of executive-level education for the public sector. We have a deep and genuine care for good public administration, reflecting the aspirations of and our close relationship to our government owners.

At ANZSOG, you will work with talented and dedicated colleagues in our headquarters in Melbourne and in offices in Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney and Wellington. You will:

  • Work with governments at the state and national level in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Engage with leading academics, executives and other practitioners in public administration from around the world.
  • Influence the development of senior public sector practitioners.
  • Work with a group of people committed to excellence in executive education and related activities.

Positions vacant

The Australia and New Zealand School of Government is looking for a public sector leader to fill a new ANZSOG Director role based at the State Services Commission in Wellington.

The two-year secondment role, which will suit a member of ANZSOG’s alumni, will provide an opportunity for a dedicated, passionate and self-motivated public servant to act as an ambassador for ANZSOG and lead delivery of key ANZSOG activities in New Zealand.

As you know, ANZSOG is recognised globally as a leading provider of executive-level education for the public sector, created by government for government, with the active collaboration of its member universities.

ANZSOG prides itself on postgraduate education which incorporates the core disciplines that inform effective public administration, including the “spirit of service” message emphasised by Peter Hughes at last year’s Paterson Oration.

The role will ensure ANZSOG’s education and research activities are informed by contemporary issues and policy settings in New Zealand and further ANZSOG’s relationships with senior leaders in the State sector and Auckland Council, as well as brokering new ideas and research from leading academics and public intellectuals to the State sector.

The successful applicant will work across ANZSOG’s Knowledge Nexus, Government Relations and Stakeholder Relations and Communications teams, leading and facilitating ANZSOG work in the NZ State sector. This includes overseeing delivery of the SSC/ANZSOG Thought Leadership and ANZSOG Visiting Scholar at VUW programmes and acting as a central point of recruitment for New Zealand participants in a range of ANZSOG programs, including the Executive Master of Public AdministrationExecutive Fellows ProgramTowards Strategic Leadership Program and Executive Education programs.

The successful applicant will hold a Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline or equivalent, as well as at least seven years in a senior role in the public purpose or higher education sector. Salary will be matched to the successful candidate’s current role and remuneration through a contract with their employing agency. 

More information can be found by viewing the full pdf position description (347 KB) .

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to the Dean and CEO Ken Smith via Nawwar Bryant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Inquiries about the position can be directed to A/Professor Catherine Althaus, Deputy Dean Teaching and Learning, + 61 3 8344 2035.