Manager, International Partnerships (South Asia)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime


  • Full-time, Continuing position
  • Salary Level HEW 9 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, and hybrid ways of working

About You

The Manager International Partnerships (South Asia) works closely with the Associate Director Global Partnerships to develop and execute strategic projects focused in the South Asia region.

In the first instance, this role will partner with relevant stakeholders to implement the BITS-RMIT Higher Education Academy partnership and work across the University to progress parallel opportunities in the South Asian region. The role will assume responsibility for other strategic projects as required.

To be successful in this position, you’ll have as a minimum:

  • Demonstrated experience in business development and strategic and operational relationship and partnership management, with a proven ability to influence key internal and external stakeholders. Proven experience in leading & motivating people and creating a culture of high performance.
  • Substantial knowledge of the higher education and the vocational education and training sectors, both in Australia and internationally. Experience in the successful management of international education programs, including strong exposure to the South Asia market.
  • Experience in working with different Asian cultures and industry, in the international markets in which RMIT operates including but not limited to the South Asia region.
  • Experience and high-level skills in concurrently managing large, complex, multi-level projects/programs in an international setting, including financial, regulatory, and legal analysis, and utilising key project management methodologies and IT tools.
  • Experience in fostering and maintaining collaborative partnerships as well as excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, including the ability to influence and persuade in a cross-cultural environment.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

About the Portfolio

The International and Engagement group is led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor International & Engagement and Vice-President. The portfolio is responsible for RMIT’s international strategy and agenda, including international development and partnerships and oversight of our international operations including RMIT Vietnam and RMIT Europe. It consists of the following units:

  • Global
  • RMIT Vietnam
  • RMIT Europe
  • University Communications
  • Experience (Global Student Recruitment; Global Marketing and Regional Hubs; Market
  • Intelligence & Propositions; Digital & Experience)
  • Business Development, Philanthropy, RMIT Culture

To Apply 

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link at the top of this page.

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below.

Position Description - Manager, International Partnerships (South Asia)

Applications Close:
18 June 2023 11.59 pm

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to  being  a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.  

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