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Partnership Development Officer

Deadline for applications: 23rd April 2019

Contract type: Permanent

Job overview

Study Group are Seeking an experienced Partnership Development Officer to work closely with Marketing, Sales and Admissions teams to maximise the commercial potential of Flinders International Study Centre (FISC)

This role will develop and drive initiatives to improve operational efficiency of recruitment of students for Flinders ISC via process, people or practical measures to raise the bar on business performance

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor all Flinders International Study Centre applications; undertake appropriate conversion activity with the aim of increasing NSE volumes
  • Provide advocacy and follow-up on applications in source markets through contact with in-market SGA product managers, SGA sales teams in market, and agents
  • Increase engagement from in-market and on-shore Sales teams
  • Work closely with the Flinders University recruitment team to assist in the execution of strategies as outlined in the FISC Sales and Marketing strategy
  • Liaise with Flinders University Domestic Recruitment team on student referrals for the enrolment of domestic students into FISC programs
  • As required, represent FISC at Domestic and International fairs/exhibitions/interview programs in South Australia; collaborate with ANZ Marketing team and Study Adelaide on opportunities to promote FISC
  • Collaborate with ANZ Marketing team to ensure alignment with FISC Sales and Marketing strategy
  • Assist in supporting the relationship between FISC and relevant Consulates /Cultural Attaches for the enrolment, retention and ongoing reporting of sponsored students
  • Assist with implementation of retention strategies for FISC students to ensure transition to Flinders University
  • Additional duties as required by the FISC Centre Director

Capabilities and Experience required

  • Tertiary educated (preferably in Business and/or Marketing)
  • Fluency in English, and ideally a second language
  • Experience in sales and marketing ideally with exposure to an agency/indirect distribution and sales model
  • A successful track record in delivering results and growth preferably in the education sector
  • Experience in building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders
  • Knowledge and understanding of the international student marketplace and the challenges within this industry
  • A commercially astute recruitment, sales, marketing or business development professional
  • Strong self-motivation, with an ability to solve problems and deliver on outcomes
  • Skill in building relationships and the ability to influence both internally and externally
  • Sound business and commercial acumen, analytical and quantitative ability
  • Results oriented with the ability to successfully deliver on sales, financial and customer satisfaction outcomes
  • Sound decision making and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills

About Study Group

Study Group is a global leader in preparing students for international academic success and rewarding careers through a transformational learning experience. Our global recruitment teams enrolled over 30,000 students from 142 countries in 2018. The universities we work with trust us to increase their international footprint, access student diversity and provide assured progression, so they can continue to focus on academic excellence.

Organisational compliance

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate.

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How to apply

We take pride in providing an excellent candidate experience to all potential candidates, so will ensure a timely response and process for all applicants. If you are interested in finding out more then please view the advert on our jobs board and submit a CV and Cover letter to Gemma Barber at and a member of the Recruitment Team will be in contact.

What does a role at Study Group mean?


We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.


We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.


We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.


We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.