Consortium Director, ACICIS

Subiaco, Australia
26 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
18 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • 3 Year fixed-term contract with the possibility of extension
  • 0.8 FTE (negotiable)
  • $110,749- $126,470 (Pro rata)

 About the Team: The Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) is a non-profit, national educational consortium that was established in 1994 to develop and coordinate high-quality, semester-long study programs at Indonesian partner universities for Australian university students. The consortium is coordinated by a small secretariat based at The University of Western Australia and governed by a National Reference Group consisting of senior academic Indonesia-specialists and international student mobility professionals representing the consortium’s 27 member universities.

ACICIS has a long and trusted record of designing and innovating Indonesia-based study programs and over more than twenty years has seen over 2500 students graduate from its suite of study programs with advanced language, knowledge and cross-cultural skills. Many ACICIS students have used these experiences to build high profile and meaningful careers in Australia, Indonesia and internationally.

The success of the organisation in a changing funding environment lies in its ability to stay ahead of trends in tertiary education, offering high quality, challenging study options designed to inspire students to deepen their learning while providing strong pastoral support. ACICIS has built long-term working relationships with depth and mutual understanding across Australian and Indonesian tertiary education systems and more broadly in the professional sectors to benefit our students. As an organization, we have achieved this by remaining committed to diversity, fairness and promoting cross cultural understanding. 

About the opportunity:

After twenty-three years of leadership, the current Consortium Director has decided to step down which opens up an exciting new phase for the organisation. The new Consortium Director will be a visible and integrating presence for consortium members and an advocate for ACICIS and its interests in Australia and Indonesia, building on the organisation’s reputation as a leader in the field of tertiary mobility programs.

The primary purpose of the Consortium Director role is to provide executive leadership of the consortium. Reporting to the ACICIS National Reference Group, the Consortium Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the consortium’s operations—both in Australia and Indonesia—and guiding its operations in accordance with the provisions of the ACICIS Joint Venture Agreement and the directives of the consortium’s National Reference Group.

The Consortium Director is responsible for developing ACICIS’ strategic vision, and cultivating an organisational environment that facilitates and promotes the discussion, development, initiation and management of study programs within Indonesia for the primary benefit of students enrolled at consortium member institutions.

The Consortium Director plays a pivotal role in representing the consortium and advancing its interests in dealings with the senior leadership of both the consortium’s current Host University (UWA) and of other consortium member universities, as well as with senior representatives of Australian and Indonesian business and industry, senior leadership in other institutions of higher education (both in Indonesia and Australia), with ministers and departmental heads of relevant Commonwealth, State, and Indonesian Governments, and with the broader Australian and Indonesian communities.

About you:

The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to provide strategic vision and leadership and executive leadership and management experience in leading diverse teams across countries and cultures.

They will have demonstrated success in procuring funding support from community groups, the private sector, multilaterals, and/or governments and substantial experience in the development of reports, budgets and business plans for submission to organisational boards, government or the private sector;

The successful candidate should have superior interpersonal, networking, communication, negotiation and relationship-building skills with a demonstrated ability to influence others to achieve organisational objectives

They will have experience working at a high level with both the Australian and Indonesian government bureaucracies, preferably with a good knowledge of the higher education sectors and fluency in spoken and written Indonesian and English.

Please review the position description for full details:

Closing Date: Friday 18th May