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POSITION TITLE:               International Activities Co-ordinator

FACULTY/UNIT:                UTS Business School, Dean’s Unit


POSITION PURPOSE
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.

DIMENSIONS
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.

RELATIONSHIPS

Supervision
The International Activities Co-ordinator reports to the Deputy Dean.

Collaboration and Communication
Internal
     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
         alumni etc.
External
     Representation and effective liaison with external key stakeholders including visiting overseas
         university partners and immigration agents. The incumbent will also host delegations and attend
         conferences etc.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

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
    required.
   Collate business intelligence to identify priority markets for student recruitment including study abroad,
    and coordination with UTS International.



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International Engagement
   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
    partner universities
   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
    education sector.
   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.


APPROVALS

                Incumbent                           Supervisor                      Manager
                (if currently occupied)                                             (minimum level Dean/Director)
Name:                                               Tracy Taylor                    Roy Green

Title:                                              Acting Dean                     Dean

Signature:



Date:                                               18.1.12




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KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
UTS:HUMAN RESOURCES
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.

Knowledge
        Understanding of how to effectively consult widely with stakeholders
        Cultural sensitivity and knowledge, so to operate effectively within a variety of international
         contexts.
        Demonstrated capacity to adapt to changes in job mix and work load that may arise from time to
         time.
        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.

Qualifications
        Appropriate University degree qualification/s in a relevant discipline such as international relations
         or international business or equivalent.

Experience required

        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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