UTS POSITION DESCRIPTION
POSITION TITLE: International Activities Co-ordinator
FACULTY/UNIT: UTS Business School, Dean’s Unit
The UTS Business School’s International Activities Co-ordinator is accountable for leading the
implementation of the Business School’s international strategy and co-ordination of international activities,
to increase engagement both within the Business School and UTS as well as externally. This includes
providing advice to the Dean, Deputy Dean and the Business School’s senior management team as well as
delivering highly effective communication and liaison with relevant stakeholders within the university,
including UTS International.
UTS Business School is comprised of approximately 250 FTE academic staff and 100 FTE support staff in
five disciplinary groups, 16 research centres and five support units, spread across both the City and Kuring-
Gai campuses. The School is the largest faculty at UTS, comprising approximately 30% of total student
enrolment. There are approximately 50,000 UTS Business School graduates.
The International Activities Co-ordinator reports to the Deputy Dean.
Collaboration and Communication
Representation and effective liaison with key stakeholders within UTS including committee
membership such as the Business School’s International Working Group
Effective liaison on international matters with key functional areas in the Business School, including
admissions, student services, marketing and student recruitment, program portfolios, research and
Representation and effective liaison with external key stakeholders including visiting overseas
university partners and immigration agents. The incumbent will also host delegations and attend
Strategy and Planning
Co ordinate the development and implementation of the Business School’s International Strategic Plan
in consultation with the Dean, Deputy Dean, and Senior Management Team and ensure it is
continuously evaluated and updated as required.
Provide advice to the Dean, Deputy Dean and Senior Management Team on initiatives to meet
performance targets including international enrolment numbers and diversity of the student intake.
Coordinate the agenda and meetings of the International Strategy Working Group to support the
Business School’s international engagement strategies and activities.
Ensure that Business School’s international engagement initiatives are closely aligned with UTS
International strategy in the areas of student recruitment, mobility programs, international partnerships
(including MOUs) and other related activities.
Contribute to advancing the standards of the AACSB Accreditation process on international matters, as
Collate business intelligence to identify priority markets for student recruitment including study abroad,
and coordination with UTS International.
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Develop and implement an integrated relationship marketing and communications plan both within
Business School as well as within priority markets in consultation with UTS International and relevant
internal stakeholders including marketing, student recruitment etc
Develop a proactive approach to implementing a long-term multi-level partner engagement model with
AACSB Business School’s in key target countries to expand the reach and reputation of Business
School in the Asia-Pacific region
Identify and implement a range of alternative international student sourcing channels
In conjunction with the Associate Dean (T&L) or Associate Dean (PG Programs), develop and
implement improved processes and partnership agreements to manage the articulation arrangements
and pathways for students applying to Business School as well as any joint degree programs with
Work with UTS International to develop increased opportunities for outbound mobility for Business
School students including exchange and internships overseas.
ENVIRONMENT AND POSITION CHALLENGES
Build and maintain a high quality and supportive culture for international activities across the Business School.
Maintain stakeholder communication, support and engagement during a period of significant change in the higher
Work within UTS policy and relevant legislative requirements, which may change or be adjusted from time to time.
Successfully manage complex external and internal professional relationships.
Proactively manage and negotiate points of tension between individuals and groups.
International students provide an important revenue source for the School; to ensure we have good position in the
international student recruitment market, the School needs to maintain high quality educational programs as well as
provide state of art facilities and student support services.
AUTHORITY TO ACT
The Coordinator is expected to work within broad guidelines set by the Deputy Dean and UTS Business
School. The incumbent will be expected to prioritise tasks and plan workflow according to these
requirements. The incumbent has financial delegation of $10,000.
Safety & Wellbeing responsibilities
All staff must:
Take reasonable care of, and cooperate with actions taken to protect, the health and safety of both
themselves and others
Report all accidents, incidents and hazards to their supervisor as soon as is practicable.
Incumbent Supervisor Manager
(if currently occupied) (minimum level Dean/Director)
Name: Tracy Taylor Roy Green
Title: Acting Dean Dean
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UTS Business School Organisational Chart
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KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
POSITION: International Activities Co-ordinator
FACULTY/UNIT: UTS Business School, Dean’s Unit
Skills and Attributes
Excellent English language communication skills and interpersonal skills with superior professional
presentation attributes and standards.
Demonstrated ability to effectively work within a team environment.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic plans involving multiple stakeholders to
meet organizational objectives.
Proven relationship building, influencing and negotiation skills
Analytical, organizational and decision making skills.
Understanding of how to effectively consult widely with stakeholders
Cultural sensitivity and knowledge, so to operate effectively within a variety of international
Demonstrated capacity to adapt to changes in job mix and work load that may arise from time to
Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to the principles and application of Equal
Employment Opportunities, Anti-discrimination legislation and Occupational Health and Safety
legislation in the work place.
Appropriate University degree qualification/s in a relevant discipline such as international relations
or international business or equivalent.
Proven experience in international education within the tertiary sector including a demonstrated
ability to represent the Business School and the University in international contexts.
Desirable: Ability to speak a language(s) relevant to our key markets.
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