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POSITION DESCRIPTION INTERNATIONAL MARKETIN G & RECRUITMENT OFFICER INTERNATIONAL OFFICE Vacancy Reference No:

POSITION DESCRIPTION

INTERNATIONAL MARKETING & RECRUITMENT OFFICER INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

Vacancy Reference No:

07339

Major Cost Centre:

Central Administration

Organisational Unit:

International Office, Academic & Student Services Division

Classification:

Higher Education Officer Level 6

Salary Range:

$53 830 to $57 491 pa* full-time

Superannuation:

Employer contribution of 17% of salary Employee contribution of 7% of salary

Total Remuneration Package:

$62 981 to $67 264 pa* full-time The total remuneration package includes salary and employer superannuation contributions.

Employment Type:

Continuing, full-time

Supervisor (Title):

Deputy Head, International Office

Closing date:

5.00 pm Monday 10 December 2007

(*Effective 5 January 2008)

KEY PURPOSE The International Marketing and Recruitment Officer will be responsible for undertaking all aspects of the admissions process for international students including responding to enquiries; the assessment of applications for admission to the University’s courses and appropriate follow-up action including consultation with other staff of the University and external organisations and agents as part of this process.

The International Marketing and Recruitment Officer will participate in the promotion of the University’s courses and facilities to a wide range of audiences, both offshore and onshore, through a variety of promotional activities. The position will also include responsibility for provision of advice and support to University staff that are involved in international student recruitment activities; assisting with the organisation of visits to the University by international visitors in relation to the recruitment of international students; and contributing to the design of course information, promotional materials and advertising.

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ORGANISATIONAL ENVIRONMENT The International Office is a key section of the Academic and Student Services Division and provides high-level support to the Deputy-Vice-Chancellor (International).

The International Office is responsible for a range of functions in support of the International Program, principally: the recruitment and admission of international students to the University; identifying and evaluating international opportunities for the University across a full range of activities; and facilitating the development of strategic links and alliances with international institutions and organisations.

The International Office works in partnership with the four Faculties of the University and central units, such as the International Student Services Unit, Public Affairs and Alumni Office, Student Systems and Enrolment Unit and Financial Services to achieve the University’s aspirations, goals and targets in international education.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND OUTCOMES Under the direction of the Regional Recruitment Manager, the International Marketing and Recruitment Officer may undertake a range of duties associated with the recruitment of international students including:

Undertaking all aspects of the admissions process for international students including responding to enquiries, the assessment of applications for admission to the University’s courses, appropriate follow-up action and, where appropriate, consulting with other staff of the University and external organisations and agents as part of this process;

Interface with the University’s student system;

Participating in the promotion of the University’s courses and facilities to a wide range of audiences, both offshore and onshore, through a variety of promotional activities;

Providing advice and support to University staff who are involved in international student recruitment activities;

Assisting with the organisation of visits to the University by international visitors in relation to the recruitment of international students;

Contributing to the design of paper and web-based course information, promotional materials and advertising;

Providing executive support for committees;

Contributing to the development of new strategies designed to attract international students to the University.

Prepare reports and discussion papers, and provide advice to the International Regional Recruitment Manager on issues related to the recruitment of international students.

Provide support to international development projects, under the supervision of the Head and Deputy Heads of the International Office, as required.

Other responsibilities as required by the Head or Deputy Head of the International Office.

Staff responsibilities may be varied by the University in order to allow the University to respond to operational needs or requirements.

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SUPERVISION RECEIVED The incumbent will receive broad direction from his/her supervisor and in the main, will determine his/her own priorities and work plans consistent with the strategic objectives of the work unit. The incumbent is also expected to operate within a framework of broad operational policies and/or external requirements. Broad outcomes are reviewed.

SUPERVISION PROVIDED TO OTHERS No supervisory responsibilities are required for this position.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS The reporting relationship for this position is in the first instance, the Regional Recruitment Manager and then to the Deputy Head responsible for the regional team to which the incumbent is assigned.

The incumbent is expected to consult with his/her supervisor on matters where activity cannot easily be determined by reference to past practices or established procedures.

UNIVERSITY EXPECTATIONS All staff are expected to:

contribute to the efficient and effective functioning of the team or work unit in order to meet organisational objectives. This includes demonstrating appropriate and professional workplace behaviours, providing assistance to team members if required and undertaking other key responsibilities or activities as directed by one’s supervisor;

perform their responsibilities in a manner which reflects and responds to continuous improvement; and

familiarise themselves and comply with the University’s Occupational Health and Safety and Equal Opportunity Policies.

SELECTION CRITERIA (Note for intending applicants – applicants should address each selection criterion individually and should argue their case by citing evidence to support their claims rather than presenting a list of facts only).

Essential criteria

1. Experience in the international student recruitment industry including international marketing and promotion.

2. Well developed written and oral communication skills and highly developed administrative and organisational skills.

3. Demonstrated commitment to ethical business practices and the ability to use sound judgement in decision making.

4. Ability to work constructively with people at all levels.

5. Demonstrated cross-cultural communication skills.

6. Proven ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.

7. Degree qualification from a recognised higher education institution.

8. Ability and willingness to travel overseas.

Desirable criteria

1. A strong knowledge of the University’s international program

2. High order personal computer and associated software skills

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3.

Ability to speak languages other than English

SELECTION OF CANDIDATES Candidates will be evaluated on merit against all of the various components that make up this position description. Assessment will take into account all information that is determined to be appropriate, eg written application, qualifications, interview, work samples, skills testing and referee reports.

The final decision regarding appointment to this position will be based on an assessment of the requirements of the total Position Description.

INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE STAFF All intending applicants should read the Essential Information for Applicants,

available at http://www.flinders.edu.au/employment/app.php

access this information on the web site, please contact the contact person nominated

below.

If you are unable to

Information about Flinders University, living and working in Adelaide and employment at the University is available at http://www.flinders.edu.au/employment/whyflin.php

CONTACT DETAILS For further information about the position contact:

Virginia Pattingale Head International Office Telephone: 8201 2775

E-mail: virginia.pattingale@flinders.edu.au

Candidates must discuss the position with the contact person before sending in a written application.

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION All applications must be lodged with Personnel, Policy and Practice, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, South Australia 5001.

Further information regarding procedures for mailing, e-mailing, faxing or delivering applications are provided in the Essential Information for Applicants. Please do not forward applications to the contact person nominated as the contact person.

Name of Authorising Officer: Barbara Fergusson Name of Authorising Officer in Human Resources:

normally Director, Human Resources or nominee Date of last update: November 2007

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