Global Leadership Program Advisor

Sydney, Australia
30 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing the Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

The university offers students the opportunity to participate in the internationally award-winning Global Leadership Program (GLP), an extracurricular program. The program is designed to equip graduates with cross cultural competencies, an understanding of international issues, practical experience and community engagement through a series of workshops, keynote events and experiential activities.

GLP graduates are distinguished by their strong sense of global justice, acute awareness of the issues affecting the global community, and a keen awareness and enthusiasm for working together to achieve a better world for all. No matter where they go, Global Leadership Program students take with them a global mind-set that drives them to serve others, be active members of the community, and to lead by example.

The GLP team has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated, service-oriented professional to join the busy team. The successful candidate will be responsible for major program components, including the Colloquia and Think Series and the Symposium Series (International and Domestic), as well as providing advice and support to current and future students.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, please apply online with your CV and cover letter (1-2 pages) addressing the selection criteria below:

  • Completion of a Bachelor degree, ideally in a relevant field such as Sociology, International Studies, Communications, International Relations;
  • Extensive project management experience, preferably in the higher education or the community/volunteering sector;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and motivating staff, students and/or volunteers;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement, creativity and initiative to solve problems;
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various departments and individuals within a large organisation as well as external vendors and contractors;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated understanding of global and social justice issues, together with professional experience in cross-cultural environments.

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

Specific Role Enquiries: Anneke Rowe Courtemanche, GLP Manager on until 22/12/17 and Caroline Reid, GLP Coordinator from 8/01/2018 until job close.

Appointment Type: The position is available from February 2018 on a full-time, continuing basis.  

Salary Package:  from $80,231 to $88,561 p.a. (Level 6), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Applications Close: Wednesday 17th January 2018 at 11:55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.