Head, Transnational Partnerships

Adelaide, Australia
25 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based in UniSA International at the City West campus
  • Full-time (1.0FTE), 3 year fixed term contract
  • Competitive salary and benefits plus 17% superannuation

About the Role

UniSA has a long and proud history of international engagement, including significant transnational teaching partnerships in China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and an ambition to expand this transnational global footprint.

Reporting to the Pro Vice Chancellor: International within the UniSA International portfolio, this position is responsible for driving the University’s transnational strategy with a key focus of developing and managing UniSA’s current and prospective transnational education operations. This includes growing income from UniSA’s transnational activities, leading the development of new partner relationships, and working with key internal and external stakeholders in all aspects of partner negotiation for transnational education delivery.

Core Responsibilities

  • Under broad direction of the PVC: International, lead and drive the transnational strategy and its implementation through the University’s international strategic planning and review processes
  • Contribute to and oversee the strategy and framework for transnational business development in target markets, with a focus on new models and modes of learning, including scope for online, blended and partnered delivery models
  • Develop effective working relationships with senior academic and administrative staff across the University’s Academic Units
  • Lead and manage third-party engagement and relationships
  • Lead a high-achieving, outwardly focused and service-oriented team in a challenging and relatively high-risk business environment

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or extensive professional experience and management expertise in transnational education, higher education offshore program delivery, or a related field
  • Highly developed experience in contributing to and driving a transnational education strategy and framework, with a particular focus on new models and modes of learning, including scope for online, blended and partnered delivery models.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to interpret University and government policies, identify risks and provide advice to senior management
  • Extensive experience leading and motivating staff and managing performance development
  • Highly developed networking and business-related interpersonal skills, in particular, the ability to participate in and lead people at all levels within and outside of the University with cultural sensitivity and an international perspective

Culture and Benefits

At UniSA our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes innovation anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Every day we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

Benefits include a generous superannuation contribution of 17%, professional development support, salary sacrifice and a range of additional leave options. Our family friendly approach and focus on work/life wellbeing will ensure you enjoy the many benefits of living and working in vibrant, highly affordable Adelaide, consistently ranked one of the world’s most liveable cities.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Bernie Dyer, Senior Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at recruitment@unisa.edu.au using job reference number 3789.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Wednesday 2 February 2022

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

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For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email recruitment@unisa.edu.au and you will receive a response within one working day.

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