First listed on: 03 February 2017

Director, External Engagement and International 

The University of Sydney Business School
Dean’s Unit
Reference no. 068/0117

  • Opportunity to lead the strategic implementation and delivery of policies
  • Utilise your experience in people management
  • Full-time continuing, a competitive remuneration package will be offered which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

The University of Sydney Business School is one of the Asia Pacific region’s premier centres for engaged and innovative business education and research.  The School has strong alliances with industry, government and the not for profit sector and a highly international outlook, with a broad global network and accreditation by major international organisations. With 445 (FTE) staff and 7,605 (EFTSL) students from diverse backgrounds enrolled in undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and postgraduate research programs, the Business School is one of the largest faculties of the University.

The Director, External Engagement and International is responsible for providing expert advice and assistance to the Business School Senior Leadership Team on national, regional and global engagement and partnership activities. This includes information on or insights into research alignment, relevant government, education and industry policies, research and teaching activity and innovative approaches to research and teaching alliances.

Position duties include:

  • shaping, implementing and evaluating the Business School’s external engagement and international strategy
  • developing strategies to manage and strengthen relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • leading and promoting the Business School’s standing in the international academic and research community
  • managing engagement activities across the span of the Business School
  • effectively representing the Business School at relevant University committees

Position requirements include:

  • a PhD in business or other related field
  • relevant corporate experience
  • strong strategic thinking skills and proven ability to research, assess, interpret and synthesise information
  • proven people management skills
  • demonstrated capacity to provide representation at a high level in national and international settings

A wide range of benefits are available to University staff. These include: generous leave options; flexible working arrangements; comprehensive professional development programs; and salary packaging benefits.

All staff employed by the University of Sydney must have the right to work in Australia. An employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

This position is subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 11:30pm 19 February 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion.  We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,  people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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