The University of Queensland's (UQ) Global Strategy is embedded in the UQ Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and supports UQ’s vision of ‘knowledge leadership for a better world’. Our successful global profile is the result of forging strategic partnerships with people and organisations across industry, government, sponsorship, philanthropy, alumni, higher education and research. In support of the University’s Global Strategy, the Future Students team takes a leading edge approach to student recruitment and comprises the following units:

  • Future Student Recruitment
  • International Admissions
  • International Marketing and Communications
  • Future Students Contact Centre

The Future Students Division forms part of the External Engagement Portfolio, which includes the UQ Art Museum, UQ Press, Marketing and Communication, Indigenous Engagement, Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship, the Institute for Continuing and TESOL Education and Advancement.

About This Opportunity

The Head of International Admissions will lead the international admissions team with a high performing, internationally focused, service excellence lens. The successful candidate will drive a host of continuous improvement initiatives through developing and implementing best practice policy, procedure and operations to position the University competitively and drive up international student enrolments. Working closely with International Recruitment and the Director, Future Students, the Head of International Admissions will develop strategic relationships across campus to meet and exceed the University's internationalisation objectives. This role will require some intrastate and interstate travel, plus ad hoc after hours and weekend work as necessary.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

You'll have extensive experience in a similar or comparable role. Qualifications in business, marketing, administration or business analytics is vital, plus experience in the tertiary education industry (or similar). You'll be well versed in interpreting qualification frameworks from major international student source markets, and developing (and continuously improving) admissions policies, admissions criteria and associated procedures. Your approach to decision making will be data driven and analytical, taking into account the changing priorities of the industry and organisation. Our ideal candidate will be highly adept at managing a diverse team, with a demonstrated ability to trouble shoot. Skills in budgeting and reporting will be vital for success in this role.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term (5 year) position, with opportunity for renewal. An attractive remuneration package, inclusive of superannuation, will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

The University will meet reasonable removal, establishment and temporary accommodation expenses for interstate and international candidates.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


To discuss this role please contact Alison Jenkins, (Director, Future Students), by email diruqint@uq.edu.au or telephone +61-7-3365 1681.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, go to http://search.jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/508530/head-of-international-admissions and use the Apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter addressing key selection criteria; Resume.

Applications close: 27 October 2019

Job No: 508530

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