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About the Faculty of Arts - External Relations
The External Relations unit in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for effectively supporting, integrating and coordinating the Faculty of Arts’ Alumni Relations, Industry Partnerships, Public and Community Education programs as well as Marketing, Communications and Student Recruitment activities. The unit is responsible for all external engagement activities, both national and international, ensuring that all activities support the Faculty’s broader research, teaching, learning and internationalisation strategies. The unit works collaboratively with academic and professional staff across a number of business units of the Faculty, academic schools and the graduate school, as well as with the Student and Scholarly Services and Marketing and Communications.
About the role
The Faculty of Arts are currently seeking an experienced senior manager to lead the External Relations team for a period of 12 months.
Reporting to the Faculty Executive Director, the incumbent is responsible for the overall leadership and strategic direction of the External Relations function within the Faculty ensuring effective integration and management of Alumni Relations, Partnerships, Public Programs and Marketing. Additionally, the role is responsible for leading and monitoring the Faculty’s internationalisation strategy and initiatives in partnership with the Dean, Faculty Executive Director and the Faculty Executive. This includes working across all external engagement activities ensuring the integration of this strategy within the Faculty’s research and teaching agendas.
The position is a key interface with Student and Scholarly Services and Chancellery and will use their influencing skills to advocate for the Faculty with respect to student recruitment, marketing, alumni relations and partnerships. The incumbent is required to develop, maintain, and remediate where necessary, effective working relationships with University colleagues to ensure productive and valuable working relationships.
You should have post graduate qualifications in a relevant discipline and or equivalent mix of education and significant relevant experience, demonstrated capacity to think and plan strategically in respect to the preparation & monitoring of marketing, internationalisation, communications and operational plans, extensive knowledge of current marketing, communications and partnership techniques & channels, extensive experience in working with international markets to develop recruitment and alumni strategies as well as strategic partnerships, experience in creating advertising strategy including branding and identity management, demonstrated commitment to high quality client service and continuous improvement, and highly developed leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, including skills in team and internal relationship building, negotiation, influencing and motivation.