Join the U21 Secretariat Team - job vacancy

27 February 2015
We are looking to recruit a Cluster Manager to work as part of the U21 Secretariat team.
  • International network
  • Supporting Researcher Engagement
  • Starting salary up to US$45K/£30K a year
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for developing researchers and their needs are essential

We are looking for an enthusiastic generalist, with a commitment to the internationalisation of higher education and the people who work there, to join a small team of committed professionals in developing and delivering opportunities for our members.

Universitas 21 is a network of 25 universities around the world which come together to collaborate on issues of interest to internationally-minded research-intensive universities. Our main areas of work are in the fi elds of Educational Innovation, Student Experience and Researcher Engagement, and we are a seeking a full time Cluster Manager to join the RE cluster and turn pioneering ideas into workable solutions which add value to the university experience for graduate and doctoral students, as well as those at the beginning of their academic careers.

Working closely with the cluster Academic Lead (currently Professor Les Field at UNSW Australia in Sydney), and supported by senior leaders from our members (PVCs/DVCs Research and Deans & Directors of Graduate Studies), this role will be responsible for developing and delivering activities, working closely with staff and students. Although previous experience of working in higher education would be a benefi t, it is not essential, though the successful candidate is likely to have completed advanced independent study at a research university.

We are seeking someone with boundless energy and commitment to graduate education; the ability to work across traditional organisational structures; an enquiring mind and positive attitude; the ability to see the ‘big picture’ while delivering on the detail; curiosity and the desire to make a diff erence; perseverance and excellent communication skills – a tall order!


The file below outlines in more detail the roles and responsibilities of the job.


If you think you have what it takes to add value to a small team who are based around the world, please send a copy of your C.V. and a covering letter which clearly spells out your skills, your experience and what you think you could bring to the job to Jane Usherwood (, Secretary General at Universitas 21 no later than 17:00 (GMT) on Friday 13 March 2015.