Strategic Engagement - International Office

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's pre-eminent research-led University, with a proud heritage of academic endeavour and social impact, grounded in its eight faculties. It employs over 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 42,000 students, making us one of NZ's largest employers.

Whilst we remain firmly committed to our regional community, we are determined to deliver against ambitious international strategic priorities, the major objective of this exciting opportunity.

The opportunity

Reporting to the Senior International Manager, the International Manager will work closely with the Faculty Dean/s, Associate Deans in the Faculty of Engineering and with the Director and the Deputy Director International Office to develop and implement strategies to achieve faculties' internationalisation goals, including international student recruitment targets.

About the role

You will also play a critical role within the International Office itself, contributing to the development of strategic and annual operational plans, growing our network of key institutional and helping shape key marketing messages. You will build key relationships with offshore education agencies, identifying business opportunities and maintaining extensive knowledge of current market conditions and trends. A key focus will be championing the international marketing and recruitment challenge within the Faculty concerned. The role contributes to the University's International Strategy and its objectives.

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong track record of leadership and stakeholder management, together with a commitment to results-oriented, collaborative and evidence-based ways of working
You will have experience of strategic marketing and recruitment in the tertiary education environment, identifying particular targets and working with academics, profiling their programmes of study, combined with customer relationship management, and having the professionalism to represent the University internationally
Candidates will need to be experienced in data analysis and reporting, as there will be a requirement to report on student recruitment data extensively
Proactivity, energy, and efficiency will be key, as will an ability to inspire confidence and respect while working effectively with different groups of people and cultures
This is a challenging and exciting role, rewarding in the tangible nature of your achievements in the position. Your efforts will directly contribute to the continued success of the University, in particular in meeting targets for the recruitment of international students, with many of whom you can look forward to fostering ongoing relationships.

You should be prepared for extensive overseas travel and have a strong desire to work within an ethos of creative collaboration and partnership.


The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through the following:

Flexible employment practices
Career development programmes
A competitive salary (professional level 6 band) with five weeks' annual leave
Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services
For more information please visit our Staff Benefits page.

Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world's most livable cities and is continually ranked one of the best places in the world to live and raise a family. For more information on moving to New Zealand, visit our careers page.

How to apply

Applications close Sunday, 24 February 2019.

For further information and to apply online please visit

Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document.

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