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Engagement Officer International

LocationNewcastle, NSW 2300
Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
Positions1 Position
Job no: HRC0007344
Category: Professional, HEW 6
  • Help shape the future of international education
  • Great opportunity to upskill and gain exposure in governance
  • Satisfy your need for a new challenge

The University of Newcastle is a leading institution dedicated to innovation and excellence in education. Our College Education and Innovation Portfolio is at the forefront of internationalisation, fostering global partnerships, and supporting the international student community. We are seeking a dynamic and dedicated Engagement Officer, International to join our collegial and supportive team.

Be challenged and imagine with us

As the Engagement Officer, International, you will play a critical role in coordinating and advising on various aspects of internationalisation, international partnerships and retention. You will also develop and deliver a range of internationalisation initiatives and projects, support recruitment activities, and ensure effective communication with internal and external stakeholders.


Reporting directly to the Senior Manager Education and Innovation this role will:

  • Drive partnership agreement development, including agreement drafting and collaboration with external partners.
  • Maximise International student enrolments through the efficient renewal of International Partnerships Agreements.
  • Draft correspondence, analyse data, prepare reports and service the College’s international committee 
  • Develop and manage credit transfer processes and agreements
  • Provide high-level support to ensure the successful development and execution of a variety of projects.
  • Contribute to innovative initiatives to deliver the University’s international strategy with specific focus on the Asia Pacific.
  • Actively promote and support a culture of business process improvement.


You will inspire us with your:

Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Ability to manage competing deadlines
  • Ability to take ownership of your role and drive continuous improvement
  • Capacity to upskill and gain exposure in governance and procedural tasks.

This fixed term position is full time at a HEW 6 Higher Education Level until the end of June 2025 located at our Honeysuckle Campus. (Awabakal and Worimi land).

About our University

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities. 

For more information click here – Our Uni.  

What we offer

In addition to working for a university that is breaking boundaries, discovering new ways of thinking and cementing a place as a global leader, we offer a range of benefits to our employees to ensure you balance your commitments, stay healthy and work effectively. 

These include: 

  • The remuneration for this position is from $90,316 p.a. +17% superannuation and is commensurate with skills and experience
  • Flexible working arrangements (in line with the University’s Flexible Work Policy
  • 17% super and salary packaging
  • Additional University Holiday days, generous personal leave and parental leave, annual leave loading and additional purchased leave scheme
  • Discounts in private health insurance, gym memberships, software, travel and more
  • Wellbeing programs

Your next steps 

Please visit here for a guide on how to apply for a role. 

If viewing this on a job board other than the University's please click ‘Apply’ to reach the University's website, where a copy of the Position Description can be accessed. Please download a copy before commencing your application. 

Your application must include: 

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter outlining your motivation to apply for this opportunity
  • A statement addressing the Essential Criteria listed below:
  1. Highly developed written, communication and organisational skills, including demonstrated ability to meet competing deadlines.
  2. Demonstrated experience in taking ownership and driving innovation, process improvement and contributing to overall corporate operations.
  3. Highly developed interpersonal skills, mutual respect and cultural sensitivity, including the ability to modify communication styles with diverse stakeholder groups.

***Previous experience or exposure to working with international partnerships would be highly regarded.

To ensure that your application receives full consideration, it's important to structure and address the selection criteria outlined in the application process. This helps us better understand your experience and suitability for the role. We appreciate your attention to this matter and look forward to reviewing your application.

Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document.

Your Cover Letter and Response to the Essential Criteria should not exceed 4 pages (approximately 2,000 words).

For specific position enquiries, please Anna Besser, Senior Manager, Education and Innovation on (02) 4921 7240 or via email Anna.Besser@newcastle.edu.au

Having Difficulties? Please reach out to us: employment@newcastle.edu.au

Closing date: Sunday 30th June 2024 at 11.59pm AEST

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you!