Manager, Global Employability

Sydney, Australia
05 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Significant engagement and stakeholder management
  • Potential to recruit, lead and develop a small team
  • Located Sydney, with regular international travel
  • $119,207 - $126,491 + 17% super + leave loading 

The Organisation

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work. We aspire to be Australia’s global university, improving and transforming lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to advancing a just society. 

Careers and Employment empowers students and graduates with the skills to successfully develop their careers, and links employers with students and graduates. Offering a range of courses, programs, services, events and resources for students aimed at building the necessary skills to gain part-time, internship and graduate employment, Careers and Employment also work with academics to embed career development learning within the curriculum, development and delivery of co-curricular career education seminars, individual career advice sessions with students; a range of employer programs and several niche career development programs. 

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Head of Careers and Employment, you will oversee key strategic initiatives to increase the employability of UNSW International students and enhance UNSW’s reputation as an institution strongly linked to industry.  

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Significant collaboration within UNSW professional units and faculties, local and offshore employers, alumni, career professionals and other external groups to promote Work Integrated Learning and employability for international students
  • Manage a suite of career development, professional practice and work integrated learning programs
  • Manage, coach and supervise staff in providing professional career services and support the career development learning of international students and graduates. Facilitate a climate of collaboration and dedication among the team to achieve the strategic goals of the University and the unit
  • Grow strategic relationships with local and international industry, professional associations, community and alumni to facilitate partnerships and sponsorship of programs and initiatives
  • Represent the University at international recruitment and education events (onshore and offshore)
  • Contribute to strategic planning and apply understanding of relevant legislation, university policies, career development research and best practice to the development of joint proposals, solutions and recommendations

About the successful applicant

You can demonstrate your extensive experience managing career development and employability programs for international students within a tertiary education environment.

Key criteria include: 

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills with a demonstrated capacity to liaise effectively with stakeholders at all levels and across cultures
  • Expert knowledge of the current employment market and employment-related skills, the tertiary education sector and graduate opportunities and a commitment to issues affecting International students and graduates both nationally and globally
  • Recruitment and leadership of staff, ensuring they have the training and support to achieve expected outcomes
  • Ability to work independently, and as a leader, undertaking multiple projects: effectively co-ordinating resources to deliver quality outcomes on time and within budget
  • Experience working collaboratively with academic and professional staff to drive and implement strategic initiatives to enhance career development learning and work-integrated learning experiences for students
  • Experience developing, interpreting and implementing policy and procedure documents
  • Professional member (or eligible) of the National Association of Graduate Career Advisory Services (NAGCAS). 

To Apply: If enhancing the employability outcomes for international students is of interest to you, please submit your CV, cover letter and responses to selection criteria nominated in the Position Description.


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: +61 2 9385 2401

Applications close: 11 pm, Sunday 5th August 2018

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.  Indigenous Australians are encouraged to apply. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

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