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PACE International Program Coordinator

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Work type: Full Time, Part Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Administration

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) is a University-wide initiative designed to provide undergraduate students with experiential learning opportunities with a range of local, regional and international partners.  By completing a PACE unit, students contribute to partner organisational goals and develop skills and capabilities while gaining academic credit towards their degree. 


The PACE initiative is a key differentiator of the University’s curriculum for current and potential students. PACE units offer activities at local and regional or international level. International activities are delivered in two streams: Professional Engagement opportunities and Community Development opportunities. Units from all faculties are offered across both streams.


The Role 

The PACE International team is seeking a suitably qualified program coordinator for the Professional Engagement stream to establish relationships with professional organisations (for example, corporate, industry or university partners) and be responsible for the development and implementation of PACE International programs and activities. A proven track record in working with professional organisations to establish internships or work integrated learning opportunities for students and/or recent graduates would be highly desirable. 


The primary responsibilities of the role include: developing partner engagement strategies and protocols and implementing the protocols with international partners and in country providers; identifying, assessing and recommending new partner opportunities aligned to PACE International strategy; establishing, driving and maintaining relationships with key external stakeholders; implementing risk assessment and mitigation protocols; and collaborating with Unit Convenors and Faculty PACE teams to understand academic requirements and priorities to ensure appropriate partner selection, activity identification and student allocation.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, please apply online with your CV and a covering letter addressing each of the selection criteria below (no more than 2 pages).

  1. Sound understanding of international partnership principles and how these principles can be applied to placement programs for students.
  2. Experience in an international partnerships environment with professional organisations, particularly in establishing internships.
  3. Demonstrated experience in project coordination in a complex organisation, using judgement creativity and initiative to deliver project outcomes.
  4. Proven ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders together with demonstrated cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity
  5. Strong written and verbal communication skills, adapting style and approach according to audience.
  6. Understanding of risk assessment and management.
  7. Demonstrated understanding of University governance and regulatory framework

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

Position Description: PACE International Program Coordinator

Appointment Type: Full-time, 12 months fixed-term. For the right candidate, a part time appointment will be considered if requested.

Commencement Date: 1 August 2017 – 29 July 2018

Salary Package:  from $87,699 - $95,084 p.a. or the pro-rata equivalent for part time (Level 7), plus employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Specific Role Enquiries: Eryn Coffey, PACE International, Programs Manager on or +61 2 9850 6465

General Recruitment Enquiries: Alyssa Hayes, HR Consultant on

Applications Close: Sunday, 4 June 2017 at 11.55 pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.



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