MBA Coordinator

Townsville, Australia
09 May 2018
End of advertisement period
23 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Overview

The MBA Coordinator will provide academic leadership relating to the management and continuing development of the Master of Business Administration suite of programs. The incumbent will do this working in collaboration with Academic and Professional staff based in Townsville, Cairns and Singapore.

Organisational Charts

James Cook University

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

College of Business, Law and Governance

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Provide academic leadership, oversight and continued innovation regarding the Master of Business Administration (MBA) suite of programs.
  2. Working with a team of academics, review and enhance the MBA program to ensure global competitiveness.
  3. Forge strong relationships with relevant professional groups, government and non-government organisations, overseas institutions, other academics, industry, alumni and the wider community.
  4. Provide whole-of-course oversight and coordination associated with the MBA, including course structure, subject composition, academic standards, assessment standards and related matters.
  5. Contribute to the achievement and maintenance of external accreditations by managing and supporting processes.
  6. Contribute to student recruitment and marketing strategies and activities.
  7. Lead and make asignificant contribution to the College’s teaching programs, demonstrating excellence and innovation as a teacher.
  8. Undertake and publish high-quality research in journals within a discipline relevant to the College of Business, Law and Governance.
  9. Support the University's commitment to the principles of reconciliation, which exemplify respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and the valuing of justice and equity for all Australians.
  10. Demonstrate a commitment to the University values.
  11. Support the principles of the TropEco program and engage in commitment to JCU sustainability goals and objectives.

Generic Accountabilities 

There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff. 

  1. The MBA Coordinator is required to observe the lawful and reasonable directions, policies and decisions of the University Council, understand and comply with the Enterprise Agreement, the Statutes and Rules of the University, the policies and decisions of the University Council and other appropriate University authorities, as in force from time to time.
  2. The MBA Coordinator is required to demonstrate a personal commitment to ensure personal safety and the safety of others and contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance. This includes the effective implementation and compliance with James Cook University WHS policies, procedures and safe systems of work, together with all relevant legislation, duties and obligations. Contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance.
  3. The MBA Coordinator is required to exercise proper discretion in all matters affecting the well-being of the University which involve public writing or speaking in accordance with the University’s Code of Conduct. 

Selection Criteria

Selection and appointments will be assessed against selection criteria.


  1. Demonstrate leadership skills including the ability to contribute to the leadership and management of the College.
  2. Demonstrated personal qualities of leadership, innovation and high motivation.
  3. PhD in a relevant Business discipline.
  4. Extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
  5. A research profile underpinned by an established publications record in high quality journals.
  6. Extensive experience in fostering relationships with research, community, industry, government and professional partners and with other higher education institutions.


  1. Ability to work effectively within university systems, committee and board structures and decision making as part of a management team in a multi-campus organisation.
  2. Interpersonal skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective collaborative working relationships with students, the staff and with other members of the University.