Manager Student Recruitment and Events

Charles Darwin University
February 05, 2023
Offerd Salary:$117,264 – $137,506
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Working Time:Full time
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Professional Level 9/10 Salary - $117,264 – $137,506 pa
Plus 17% superannuation and 6 weeks annual leave
Casuarina Campus, Darwin


An exciting opportunity to lead two critical functions – domestic student recruitment and university events. 


About the Position
As Manager Student Recruitment and Events, your primary responsibility will be to optimise all student recruitment opportunities, across both higher education and vocational education and training. This will involve planning, implementing and executing the university's domestic student recruitment program in order to develop, nurture and grow the student recruitment pipeline.


In this role, you focus on building and developing effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders, including high school principals, career advisors, student influencers, students, communities and industry.


In addition to leading the student recruitment function, this you will lead the event management function at CDU, supported by a team of student recruitment and event professionals. This will include planning all major university events to ensure that they are targeted and in line with CDU's engagement objectives. This position will be responsible for preparing and managing budgets, vendors, internal stakeholders, formal correspondence and databases.


About You
To be successful, you will require:

  • Education, training and/or extensive relevant experience equivalent to completion of a postgraduate degree in marketing, project management or relevant area
  • Experience in the development and implementation of student recruitment strategies, across digital and traditional channels
  • Demonstrated advanced event management skills including the ability to set proven and attainable goals, manage workloads, achieve deadlines on time and on budget
  • Experience leading a team with the ability to influence others both within the team and throughout the organisation to achieve organisational objectives
  • Demonstrated understanding of high school environments and protocols
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated capacity to relate to and interact with a wide range of internal and external clients to maintain and enhance the University's reputation and integrity


To view the responsibilities of the role please click on the: Position Profile


Appointment to this role will be at Professional Level 9/10. The base salary will be in the range $117,264 - $137,506 per annum. The total remuneration package will be in the range of $137,198 - $160,882 per annum including 17% superannuation.


What's in it for you?

  • An employer who values your contribution to build a bigger, better and stronger university
  • Work with a University committed to changing people's lives for the better through training, education and research
  • An enviable lifestyle within the unique and spectacular Northern Territory
  • Opportunities for professional development, paid study and career progression
  • Flexible working arrangements by agreement
  • 17% superannuation
  • Up to six weeks of paid annual leave (dependent on work location)
  • 20 weeks of paid parental leave, in addition to government payments (eligibility criteria apply)
  • Recognition of prior service with another Australian University / NT Government for Long Service Leave
  • Free on-campus parking in designated areas
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Packaging opportunities


How to Apply
All applications must be received online via the 'apply' button and should include your resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the role.


For a confidential discussion please contact Shannon Holborn, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer on 08 8946 6858 or email [email protected]     


Diversity and Inclusion
At CDU we actively celebrate our diversity. We innovate, embrace new ideas, and act with courage and kindness. We're about what we can give to the world rather than what we take, and we believe in the transformative power of education. We work hard to make sure every member of our university community feels that they truly belong. Understanding that it is through our focus on our people and leveraging our differences that will make CDU the most connected university in Australia, we are striving to ensure that our culture and our community is inclusive of all our staff, students and visitors. We are committed to maintaining a culture where everyone feels respected, safe, encouraged to speak up and supported in achieving their professional goals. Applications from First Nations people, women at all levels, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disability, neurotypical and neurodiverse people, LGBTIQ+ people, people with family and caring responsibilities and people at all stages of their careers are welcomed.


You make CDU. And we want you to be exactly who you are.  


Applications Close: Sunday 5 February 2023

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