Director, International Education
Since its founding in 1990, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has emerged as one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a passion for teaching, discovery, people, and the North. Located in the spectacular landscape near the geographic centre of beautiful British Columbia, UNBC’s excellence is derived from community-inspired research, hands-on learning, and alumni who are leading change around the world. Ranked #1 by Maclean’s magazine as the top Canadian undergraduate university in both 2016 & 2017, and #2 for 2018, UNBC has also placed among the top higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. With a student population of 4300, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.
Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, the Director, International Education provides overall leadership to align with the University’s Integrated Plan to meet international student enrollment goals. The Director also provides overall leadership in the development of an International Education office as a gateway to global engagement, participation and influence, working collaboratively with faculty, administrative units, and external partners to create an internationally progressive learning, research, and community service environment. The office will focus on recruiting international students to UNBC; current students who are international students in Canada or studying at UNBC; going global, where opportunities are offered for UNBC students interested in study, field schools, or work abroad programs; global education, where opportunities are offered for students and staff to engage in world issues, challenges, and solutions through a lens of global citizenship. This is a key leadership role in representing UNBC nationally and internationally, ensuring outcomes to strengthen UNBC’s competitive and financial position.
As the ideal candidate, you: take an enthusiastic, passionate, creative, and collaborative approach to international education; bring significant experience in international education leadership and management, international student services, and international marketing and recruitment strategies; have comprehensive knowledge of Canada’s post-secondary education environment and the field of international education, and working knowledge of a variety of cultures in both education and business contexts; have excellent cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills, including team building, conflict resolution, and creative, collaborative problem-solving skills; have outstanding business acumen that has contributed to your success in revenue generation; and have a graduate degree in a relevant field and experience in a unionized environment.
This is an exciting opportunity to live in a community with spectacular outdoor recreational opportunities and join a vibrant, dynamic culture on campus. Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.
If you’re interested in this opportunity, please contact Katherine Frank or Nikki Mifflen at 1-866-822-6022 for more information, or please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
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