First listed on: 24 May 2018

Head, Strategic Partnerships and Engagement

Faculty Office
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Reference no. 874/0518C

  • Great opportunity to use your strategic development, external engagement and relationship management skills and experience
  • Located at our Camperdown campus
  • Continuing, SGS 2 role with a competitive remuneration package

About the opportunity

There are six Schools within the Faculty which is the university’s largest and is home to an interesting and highly diverse cohort of students, subject disciplines, alumni and external partners.

This exciting and diverse role is a member of the faculty management team with the primary objectives of:

  • driving the Faculty’s engagement strategy with industry, government, non-government organisations and local communities
  • leading the Faculty’s business development strategy to support an increasing demand for internships and work integrated learning
  • developing the Faculty’s international strategy to enhance research, exchange and study abroad opportunities.

As the successful applicant examples of your key priorities upon commencement are to:

  • develop a dynamic three year operational plan to support the Faculty’s external engagement and international strategies, translating university objectives into sound operationally aligned plans for the Faculty and Schools.
  • establish and maintain a systematic approach to information management and outcomes reporting on Faculty and School external partnerships and relationships
  • collate market research and student experience data to ensure project plans are evidence based and will deliver tangible benefits.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and this role is the right fit for you if you have:

  • strong business development and relationship management skills with the ability to identify opportunities for revenue growth, enhance internal capability and foster positive external relationships
  • the skills and experience to lead and manage a range of projects and operational activities, including the ability to track, review and report on key performance metrics, ensuring high quality outcomes are realized within set budget parameters and timeframes
  • a collaborative leadership approach to the planning, design and implementation of projects, with the ability to work across organizational boundaries

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences comprises six Schools and approximately 40 departments and programs, with over 600 academic staff and 13,000 students.

The Faculty is consistently ranked among the leading faculties of its kind, nationally and internationally. In the most recent Times Higher Education 2015-16 global rankings, for example, the Faculty is ranked 1st in Humanities in Australia and 3rd in Social Sciences while in the most recent QS World Faculty Rankings it is ranked 1st in New South Wales and 14th in the world for Arts and Humanities.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

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

Closing date: 7 June 2018 (11:30pm, Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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