Associate Director for International Student Recruitment

Global University Systems Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Business Development
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Company Description

Global University Systems (GUS) is focused on becoming one of the world’s most dynamic, inclusive, and diverse education organisations. GUS is an international network of higher education institutions, brought together by a shared passion for accessible, industry-relevant qualifications. GUS delivers a wide variety of programmes, including bachelor’s degree programmes, master’s degree programmes, professional training, English Language training, and corporate & executive education. When someone chooses to study at one of our institutions– whether on campus in Europe, North America, or even in their own home – they’re joining a network of 100,000 students worldwide. When you decide to work with GUS, you will be joining an industry leading, global organisation that has a reach in over 150 different countries.


This high-profile new role represents an unparalleled opportunity to make a significant and lasting impact in a high growth business. The Associate Director will bring strategic vision, focus and innovation to enable future growth in a competitive market.

The Associate Director is mainly responsible for dealing with prospective student enrolments through international student recruitment from Agents. Dealing with direct student recruitment is expected once general inquiries or initial applications are made via Agents. Associate Directors are additionally responsible for identifying new business opportunities in existing and new markets. As such, they are responsible for finding ways to explore new markets and bring in revenue, and/or develop new revenue streams.

Associate Directors primarily engage in sales and marketing activities and should have a solid understanding of industry trends, to inform upon strategic planning and forecasting. They must be able to prioritize the opportunities that are the most likely to generate a profit. The role centrally involves identifying new business opportunities, as well as liaising with high profile clients, and managing both students’ and agents’ expectations in line with deliverable.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent, is required
  • Considerable experience of working in education sector; specifically Colleges and Universities
  • Should have experience of preparing strategies to acquire business in new regions and to develop business in existing regions
  • Experience working with B2B Education Agent partnerships.
  • Previous experience in direct International Student Recruitment

Other information

We acknowledge receipt of your resume for a position at Global University Systems and sincerely appreciate your interest in our company.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose qualifications meet our requirements. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you if you are selected to continue for the next stage of the recruitment process. We wish you every success.

GUS is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.