International Engagement Officer

Sydney, Australia
12 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Utilise your administrative and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Work with supportive and dedicated team
  • Full-time, continuing

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 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. 

One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie's Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future.  Our research is gaining global recognition and with two research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them. 

The international portfolio within the Faculty of Arts operates a busy program of activity across student mobility, recruitment, international credit transfer agreements and research collaboration. It works closely with the Executive Dean, internal faculty stakeholders, Macquarie International, and the university HDR and Research offices to advance the Faculty Strategic Plan.

The role

We are seeking for an International Engagement Officer to provide high level administrative support to the Associate Dean International and Executive Dean to support the internationalisation activities within the Faculty of Arts. Reporting to the Associate Dean, International, you will:

  • Coordinate the organisation of international events and visitors and assist in the preparation of large scale events;
  • Develop a Faculty-wide approach to capturing international engagements using a database or other similar tool;
  • Coordinate internationalisation activities with the Executive Dean’s office and conduct regular activity reporting for the Dean and the Faculty Executive;
  • Coordinate student promotion and recruitment for international mobility projects;
  • Provide administrative support to the Associate Dean, International including diary management and travel bookings.

If you are a good communicator with a proactive nature and are flexible and resilient in your approach, then this is a role you will thrive in. Faculty encourage applications from candidates who actively demonstrate the values of the Faculty of Arts Professional Services Charter; teamwork, excellence, service, and innovation.

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:

  • Substantial experience providing high level professional services in an administrative role.
  • Ability to deliver high quality work in a complex and high-volume environment.
  • Demonstrated initiative and experience developing and implementing process improvements.
  • Demonstrated experience interpreting data and preparing reports, preferably with exposure to maintaining budgets and student related information.
  • Ability to build and manage relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Strong cross-cultural competency and skills in a language other than English will be desirable.

For further information, please view the position description below.

Enquiries: Julian Knowles, Associate Dean, International at

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

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing

Applications Close: Sunday 14th 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.