International Director

  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: International Office
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Number: 00010969

Company Description

Waipapa Taumata Rau University of Auckland is Aotearoa New Zealand’s pre-eminent higher education institution and a comprehensive, research-intensive and international University, as reflected in our global ranking of 87 in the 2023 QS World University Rankings and sustained top ten position in THE University Impact Rankings.

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, email: [email protected]  

Dr Kathrin Soehnel: DDI: +64 9 923 9006, email: [email protected]  

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

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