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Director of International Recruitment & Conversion, Maynooth University

We recently managed the appointment of Director of International Recruitment & Conversion to the leadership team of Maynooth University. Please go to Current Opportunities to discover our latest assignments.

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Maynooth University (MU), a vibrant place of research and learning for more than 15,000 students and nearly 1,300 staff, is one of the fastest growing universities on the island of Ireland, with ambitious plans for its future. Located in Ireland’s only university town, on a beautiful campus with 18th century roots, the University is a place of lively contrasts - a modern institution, dynamic, research-led and engaged, yet grounded in historic academic strengths and scholarly traditions.    

MU is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research, scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued. As MU continues to expand its global reputation and reach, the University is seeking to appoint a new Director of International Recruitment & Conversion (DIRAC).


Reporting to the Vice President International, the DIRAC leads the International Office (IO) managing a team of student recruitment and marketing staff based at MU and in key source markets to drive student recruitment and conversion initiatives in addition to implementing the IO’s marketing, recruitment and conversion strategy. Additionally, the DIRAC co-leads MU’s International Marketing & Insights, International Partnerships Relationship Management & Governance as well as International Student Experience transversal activities.


You must possess a minimum of 5 years’ experience in international education, preferably in a higher education institution. In addition, a minimum of 3 years of leadership and line management is essential. You will have a demonstrable track record of involvement in international recruitment and marketing, and experience of developing, delivering, monitoring, and reporting on marketing and recruitment strategies. You will possess appropriate academic and/or professional qualifications related to the principal role accountabilities, with a capacity to lead and innovate as the role continues to develop.

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