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25 Oct 2016

Executive Management Vice-President, International Partnerships

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the national and international voice of Canada’s publicly supported colleges, institutes and polytechnics. Its members work with industry and social sectors to train 1.5 million learners of all ages and backgrounds at campuses serving over 3,000 urban, rural and remote communities from coast to coast. The association operates in 29 countries via 12 offices around the world. Canadian colleges and institutes, and the people they have trained, generated over $190 billion in added income for the national economy in 2014-15. It is within this exciting context that Colleges and Institutes Canada is seeking to recruit a new Vice President of International Partnerships.

The Vice-President, International Partnerships is responsible for the conceptualization, development, expansion, negotiations, management and administration of programs which increase Canada’s College and Institute activities in the area of internationalization. This includes support to their efforts at recruiting international students, at sending more Canadian students abroad for learning, at increasing opportunities and funding support to develop institutional partnerships between Canadian and overseas post-secondary institutions, at increasing the offerings of college services abroad, and in the internationalization of their own programs.

As an ideal candidate, you are a skilled leader with experience building lasting and constructive partnership networks. You excel when working with diverse stakeholder groups, and enjoy leading teams in order to achieve ambitious goals. Colleagues use words like inspiring, collaborative, engaging, consistent and empowering to define your people leadership and management style; while external stakeholders describe you as a consultative, collaborative and responsive partner with a win-win approach and a big picture perspective. You are fluently bilingual, and understand that different cultures and contexts require a highly sensitive and emotionally intelligent approach to business development. You resonate with the mission and values of CICan, and believe strongly in the huge impact that Canada’s colleges institutes and polytechnics continue to have on our economy. Experience in the Canadian college and institute system as well as the ability to communicate in a third language are desirable assets.

To learn more about this unique, multi-faceted, leadership opportunity, please contact Eric Lathrop or Richard Rankin at 613-742-3207. To submit your resume in confidence, please email us at:

Job Categories: Full-time. Job Types: Executive Management. Job expires in Endless.

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