Student Administration Team Leader

Sydney, Australia
09 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 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 a 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.

This is an exciting time to join the Macquarie University International College (MUIC) and the English Language Centre (ELC). MUIC provides local and international students with an alternative pathway to the University’s undergraduate degree offerings. At MUIC, students can complete a Foundation or Intensive program to enter the first year of a Macquarie University undergraduate degree, or a Diploma program to then ente­­r the second year of a Macquarie University undergraduate degree.

The ELC prepares international students for university study through the delivery of English language and academic literacy programs. At the ELC, students can study a Direct Entry preparation program, Academic English, General English or a Study Tour program as a stand-alone offering, or as preparation for university study.

The Role 

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and energetic person to lead our busy student administration team. Reporting to the Student Services Manager, you will be responsible for coordinating the processing of student lifecycle transactions and related administrative activities; providing advice and support to students and college staff on student administration systems, policies, procedures and processes; resolving complex student matters; and driving process improvement across all aspects of the student life cycle.

You will have a focus on customer service, excellent problem solving and strong relationship management skills which enable you to make a positive contribution to an exceptional student experience.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position please apply online with your CV, and cover letter (1‑3 pages) addressing the selection criteria below:

  1. Experience working in student administration and services within higher education;
  2. Demonstrated strong commitment, skills and experience in delivering customer service in a high volume and fast paced environment;
  3. Demonstrated skill and experience in providing advice and guidance to students, including international students;
  4. Demonstrated experience interpreting and applying regulations, policies and procedures;
  5. Experience in implementing/contributing to business and process improvements within a changing environment;
  6. Experience supervising and coaching a team.

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

Salary Package: From $91,685 to $99,406 (Level 7), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual loading.

Appointment Type: Full time, fixed-term for 2 years.

Enquiries: Hayden Barter, Manager, Student Services  via email at

Applications Close: Sunday 18 March 2018 at 11:00pm AEST

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 must 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.

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