International Relations Officer

Boroondara, Australia
28 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Swinburne International, Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic (ODVCA)
  • Attractive salary package plus generous staff benefits
  • Newly created opportunity to contribute to our 2025 vision

Swinburne is a place where your work can impact the national economy and wellbeing of our society. We promote diversity, support career development, provide flexibility and offer competitive salary packages.

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job

As our International Relations Officer, you will be required within the Global Insights & Relationships team to provide operational and administrative support to Swinburne International Relations activities.

Your daily tasks will include supporting the administration, development and implementation of Swinburne’s international agreements and procedures. Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, you will also coordinate itineraries and programs of international visitors to the university. 

Skills and Experience 

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A degree or diploma with subsequent relevant experience or extensive experience and broad knowledge in senior administrative fields.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently provide excellent customer service.
  • High attention to detail, ensuring tasks are resolved and completed to a high standard.
  • Demonstrated high level of communication and interpersonal skills – ability to build rapport with various stakeholders.
  • Sound Microsoft Office Suite skills.

A full list of the selection criteria is available in the position description

What we offer

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (superannuation) and various voluntary salary packaging options. Other discounts include annual Myki cards and private health insurance. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, working from home and part time options are available. 

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

As we are a Child Safe Organisation, all appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

How to apply

To start an application click on 'begin' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description. Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

For further information, please contact Carolyn Chong (Dean, Global Relations and Strategy) on +613 9214 5919 or

Applications close: 5.00pm, Friday 13th October 2017.