Director, Future Students

Sydney, Australia
23 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie University is a workplace like no other. From its inception the University crossed traditional boundaries, developing the first electronic calculator for people with vision impairment, wireless internet technology and the Macquarie Dictionary. Macquarie was the first university in Australia to introduce childcare on campus and the first to appoint a female Vice-Chancellor. It was founded to be different, and has always been at the forefront of changes to the way people work, live and learn. Macquarie is recognised globally as one of Australia’s leading research Universities and is investing heavily in new buildings, courses and staff, and collaborating with businesses here and around the world including Cochlear Ltd, Intel and  the CSIRO.

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC), Corporate Engagement and Advancement is accountable for achieving the strategic goals of the University with regard to corporate engagement, advancement and the Macquarie University brand.

The Role

The Director will lead and drive the university-wide student recruitment strategy to enhance domestic undergraduate and postgraduate coursework enrolments, as well as developing and driving strategic engagement and partnerships with high schools, TAFE and other education providers. This is an exciting opportunity to engage effectively across the Office of the DVC and more broadly across the university, to assist in the development of integrated marketing campaigns, contribute to innovations in domestic entry pathways and develop data-driven insights, trend analysis and benchmarks to inform strategy and activities.The Director will work in partnership with Student Connect and the Widening Participation unit to effectively manage the student pipeline from enquiry to enrolment and will develop and grow a highly engaged team of student ambassadors and network of academics.

Selection Criteria

Reporting to the DVC, Corporate Engagement and Advancement, Professor David Wilkinson, the successful applicant will demonstrate extensive experience in: building and managing successful relationships, networks and partnerships; managing, leading and coaching a team of specialists in promoting educational programs and pathways; working in the tertiary education sector, particularly in student management;and implementing strategic and value-added sales strategies, plans and campaigns. Strong experience in managing significant strategic change in a sales or marketing function and an awareness and exposure to opportunities and challenges facing the higher education sector are critical to successA postgraduate qualification, or equivalent experience in sales, marketing or a related discipline, is required.

The University has engaged Carol Watson Executive Search to assist in the recruitment process. For a confidential discussion and to obtain the full information package please contact Brenda Gibbons on +61 421 388 657 or email or Carol Watson on +61 419 523 410 or email 

Applications Close: Friday 16 February 2018.  For position description and application submission please contact Debbie Dickinson at

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 GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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