UNSW Global is a leader in global education and training; a not-for-profit, wholly owned enterprise of UNSW Sydney providing leading university pathway programs. UNSW was the first provider of foundation studies in Australia, offering students a seamless transition to university.
Coming in at a time of considerable change, not just for international education and for redefining the campus education experience, the CEO will develop high quality academic and commercially sustainable strategies to ensure that UNSW Global remains at the forefront of excellence in pathways and a leader in international education.
Reporting to the UNSW Global Board, with a day-to-day reporting line into The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Life, the CEO will consult and take guidance from the Board of Directors and UNSW stakeholders more broadly. The CEO will use evidence, insights and stakeholder guidance to position UNSW Global effectively within the operating ecosystem, organisational values and strategic aims of a large, research-intensive university that has a large international alumni across the region.
This role is an unusual blend requiring executive managerial skills at a C Suite reporting level, ability to be company spokesperson to a range of stakeholders and media, demonstrated strategic thinking and action in a complex business environment, and demonstrated understanding of higher education in Australia and internationally.
The candidate brings an entrepreneurial mindset, and the ability to champion the importance of high quality education, navigate risk, ambiguity and change. Additionally, they operate with cultural sensitivity and embrace the future potential for education, student success and international partnerships. The ideal candidate brings experience in Asia or with Asian partners, and may be proficient in a major Asian language.
To learn more, and to apply
UNSW Sydney will be supported in its global search for this appointment by the executive search firm De Sailly Search. To obtain full details and for a confidential discussion, prospective candidates should contact Dr Rosalind De Sailly, via email to UNSWGlobal@desailly.com.au
Full applications including a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, and candidate statement outlining vision for the role and systematically addressing the Skills and Experience outlined for the role, and nominating referees, must be submitted to the email address above, before the official close on Friday 7 January 2022.
Hear Professor Merlin Crossley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic & Student Life speak about the opportunity below.