Manager, International Operations

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 12 Feb 2023

  • $122934 to $128562 PA (HEW 9)
  • Ongoing, Full-time, Joondalup Campus
  • Open to candidates with the relevant work rights

Manager, International Operations
International Business Operations 
Joondalup Campus
$122,934 - $128,562 pa (HEW 9)
Full-Time, Ongoing


Established in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a dynamic, innovative university delivering industry relevant teaching and research for students to graduate world ready. Our industry informed courses and strong focus on the student experience have been rewarded with 16 years of 5-star ratings for undergraduate teaching quality in the Good Universities Guide. ECU is also rated in the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2022 Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings.

Across two campuses in Perth, a regional campus in South-West (Bunbury), and an international campus in Sri Lanka, ECU provides a diverse range of courses taught by our eight Schools. Launching in 2025 is the exciting ECU City Campus, a signature feature of ECU’s Strategic Plan 2022 – 2026, Towards the University of the Future.

Within the International Portfolio, the International Business Operations (IBO) team is responsible for the development and management of the business operations and partnerships that support international student recruitment, in order to meet the University’s international load and income goals and other strategic priorities of ECU International Plan. The team works closely with external stakeholders such as education agents, expert service providers, pathway and articulation providers, government bodies and other international education partners. Internally, the team collaborates regularly with various stakeholders such as Schools, Student Administration, Brand and Marketing, Student Life and other key partners. 

The Role

Reporting to Dean – International Business Operations, this lynchpin role is a central driver of ECU’s sustainable international growth. An ideal candidate for this role is expected to possess the following attributes and experience: 

  • Strategic and holistic thinking with a forward-looking vision to elevate ECU’s international positioning.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills with an ability to influence decisions.
  • Attention to detail, with an agile, risk-averse and solution-focused approach to changing and evolving business environment.
  • Ability to interpret complex data and insights to drive international strategy and direction.
  • Courageous mindset, with innovative out-of-the-box tactics to give ECU the competitive edge in the international markets.
  • Empathetic and encouraging approach to leading and mentoring a team.
  • Track-record of management roles, preferably in international student recruitment within the Higher Education sector. 

The successful applicant will also have personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence and Courage.

Benefits & Remuneration

This full-time, ongoing position attracts remuneration of $122,934 to $128,562 per annum plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff.  Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities website.


Interested applicants are welcome to contact Marko Remes, Dean - International Business Operations on (08) 6304 2505 for more information.

Closing Date:

Applications close on Sunday 12th February 2023 at 11:30pm AWST.

How to Apply:

In addition to your CV, please upload a statement (no more than two pages) outlining your suitability for the role by addressing the above dot points. 


ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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