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Job ID: 193391

Director International Office
University of Auckland

Date Posted Sep. 5, 2022
Title Director International Office
University University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Department International Office
Application Deadline Oct. 2, 2022
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Student Affairs
    International Programs/Study Abroad

Job description

The University of Auckland aspires to be recognised internationally as not only New Zealand's premier research-intensive University but also to be a major contributor to the global higher education landscape in terms of the real-world positive impact that our research, teaching and outreach have on communities across our region and across the world. As a visible and energetic ambassador for the University and a significant contributor to its senior leadership, the International Director plays a pivotal role in helping the University meet these aspirations.

You will provide strategic and policy advice to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Engagement) whilst leading the International Office to deliver across the full breadth of the University's internationalisation activities, including international student recruitment, profile and reputation-building activities, international partnership development and university network memberships, international student support and both inbound and outbound global mobility programmes.

You will be supported by highly capable Deputy and Associate Directors leading the core activities of the office and a team of over 40 professionals onshore and offshore involved in programmes and partnerships, marketing and business development and student services.

Your record of success in achieving tertiary sector internationalisation objectives will evidence your ability to innovate and differentiate our offerings. Your leadership and management style will inspire confidence and ensure the successful implementation of international strategies, while further developing this high-performing unit. Your proactive, action-oriented, mature and professional approach will enhance your ability to influence and build credibility with policy-makers, stakeholders and colleagues engaged in a diverse spectrum of activities.

Auckland is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, rapidly growing city and the commercial heart of Aotearoa New Zealand. We are fortunate to have an abundance of natural features, including a stunning harbour and beautiful beaches, native bush and moderate temperatures, which help us to retain our reputation as one of the best cities in the world in which to live. Aotearoa New Zealand provides a lifestyle where natural beauty provides easy access to a diverse range of outstanding leisure activities.

For a confidential discussion and further information about the role, please contact the University of Auckland as below:

Clare Litten: DDI: +64 9 923 9096,

Dr Kathrin Soehnel: DDI: +64 9 923 9006,

Applications must be submitted via the University website by Sunday, 2 October 2022 (further detail in the candidate booklet).

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