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Internal Application: Head of External Relations, APAC - IDP Connect

Client Relations | Hybrid in Melbourne, Australia | Full Time

Job Description

Often described as the biggest Australian business you have never heard of, IDP is an ASX top 100 listed organisation and we are truly global. We have operations in over 50 countries and we take pride in our purpose driven work of connecting students from around the world with their international study aspirations and helping them realise their global ambitions.

Our core business lines include student placement to Australia, US, UK, Canada and New Zealand, our globally used and recognised English Language Testing (IELTS) and IDP Connect which provides our University & Institutional partners with unparalleled access to student insights and engagement.

We have a newly created opportunity within the IDP Connect APAC team. The Head of External Relations will lead the region's marketing communications, events, research and industry/partnership liaison functions to further build IDP's positioning as the preeminent thought leader in international education in the region. This is a diverse role and will incorporate;

  • Leading all marketing communication and go to market activities
  • Building IDP's profile and brand for our rich research and insights capability and developing new strategic partnerships across the sector
  • Leading an integrated B2B event strategy, increasing IDP's profile and positioning focused on driving commercial outcomes
  • Nurturing deep industry engagement and managing the development of strategic client and industry stakeholder advisory forums/boards to drive thought leadership on the future direction of the international education sector.
  • Leading and developing a high performing team that are aligned to IDP's values and strategic objectives.

This is a key role within our business and will require someone with extensive experience within the education sector. We anticipate the successful candidate will have broad experience gained from both within a University/Institutional setting as well as from the education services/commercial sector. In addition, we expect you will have;

  • An established profile within the industry; you are already an active participant/voice in key industry forums
  • Outstanding strategic stakeholder and partnership development skills and experience convening and hosting senior networking groups
  • Sound, well-honed skills in marketing communications and events (strategy and execution)
  • A passion for data and finding a story within - exceptional ability to gather, interpret and analyse quantitative and qualitative data.
  • A strong track record of leadership and building talent capability.

This position can be located in either Melbourne or Sydney.

Why join us

Be part of our story; we have evolved over the last 50 years and our future is about growth and continuing to expand our global presence. We truly are a diverse organisation with team members in nearly every corner of the globe. We will support you to create meaningful and rewarding experiences, grow your career with purpose, and celebrate as a global team.

For more information please contact Kathy Head on +61418494015 or jump right in by hitting the apply button now.

Please note: Only candidates with current and valid work rights for Australia can be considered for this role.