First listed on: 09 March 2018

Business Development and External Engagement Manager

Student Affairs and Engagement
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Reference no. 306/0218

  • Challenging opportunity to identify new engagements and student placement opportunities, manage stakeholder relationships externally and develop cross faculty collaborations.
  • Based at our Camperdown/Darlington campus,
  • Full time, Fixed Term of 12 months (with possible extension for a further 12 months), HEO8, $119K to $134K which includes salary, leave loading and up to 17% super.

About the opportunity 

In consultation with the Head Student Affairs and Engagement, the position holder will be responsible for identifying new engagement opportunities; building, maintaining and managing effective stakeholder relationships with industry, government and non-government organisations.

The position will be identifying opportunities for cross-faculty collaboration to develop a large range of work placements, projects and student experiences. Programs includes ArtSS Career-Ready, FASS 3999 and interdisciplinary units of study.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Business Development and External Engagement Manager who possesses:

  • extensive experience in external engagement including identifying, building and maintaining relationships
  • high level verbal, written communication and negotiation skills
  • strong leadership and proven facilitation skills with the ability to influence
  • experience in managing effectively a diverse group of key stakeholders
  • excellent time and workload management skills
  • sound knowledge and experience of the higher education sector
  • Postgraduate qualifications and/or extensive relevant work experience 

About us

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is consistently ranked among the leading faculties of its kind, nationally and internationally.  Its mission is to conduct research and teaching across the breadth of the humanities and social sciences to make a difference in the lives of its students, staff and the broader community

The Faculty aims to create and sustain a community of adaptive scholars committed to:

  • free and open inquiry
  • academic excellence and the inherent value of teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences
  • providing opportunities for our students to develop the attributes and capacities required for leadership and global citizenship,
  • bringing the methodologies and insights of our disciplines to bear on many of the fundamental questions facing humanity today through basic research and engaged public comment and debate.

The Faculty is made up of 6 cognate schools and offers a diverse curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The Faculty comprises over 600 academic staff and 13,000 students; its senior executives include the Dean, 6 Heads of School and Associate Deans.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to Apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm, 25 March 2018 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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