Director, International Education Services
- Lead policy development and operational excellence
- Apply commercial lens to international education agenda
- Drive outcome to align with the State vision to achieve world-class education
The Department for Education is seeking a dynamic and experienced executive with a strong understanding of international education markets to lead a high performing, multidisciplinary team to drive the International Education Services (IES) agenda at a state, national and international level.
Reporting to the Executive Director, Strategic Policy and External Relations, the Director will lead the management of commercial and non-commercial activities to deliver on a broad range of strategic plans and objectives, continuing an existing growth trajectory.
The Director will be a credible leader with outstanding communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively to build strong and effective relationships with government and international stakeholders, ensuring intercultural sensitivity. An understanding of and experience in public sector delivery structure and systems will be essential, with strong financial acumen and demonstrated experience of effective budget management. Commercially-minded and future-focussed, the successful candidate will be able to influence and advocate with clear communication and facilitation and will be able to take a whole-of government approach where required.
The Department for Education has set an ambitious vision to achieve world-class education in South Australia by 2028. To support this goal, the International Education Strategy 2019–2029 has been developed to empower children and young people to study, work and live as global citizens and promote South Australia as a destination of choice for high quality international education experiences.
South Australian government schools have been providing study abroad experiences to international students since 1989. With over 100 schools accredited to deliver the International Student Program, IES aims to continue to increase South Australia’s share of overseas students in the government school sector. offering international students a broad range of short- and long-term study programs to choose from.
For further information about the Department for Education, please visit education.sa.gov.au.