Associate Director, Transnational Education Partnerships

Toronto Metropolitan University

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November 1, 2022
Toronto, Canada
Job Type
Annual Salary
100K and above
Hours per Week
Closing Date


About Toronto Metropolitan

At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In April 2022, the university announced our new name of Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. Learn more about our next chapter.

About TMU Global 

TMU Global connects the University community to an increasingly globalized world through projects, partnerships, student programming focused on global learning, and research. We work to enhance the University’s reputation abroad and provide a range of overseas opportunities for students and faculty.

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The Opportunity

We are seeking an Associate Director, Transnational Education Partnerships to lead, identify and develop transnational education programs and partnerships for the university. The Assistant Director collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to proactively identify market opportunities for the institution’s transnational growth and will lead Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) in establishing and maintaining long-term relationships with selected partners. The Assistant Director will oversee the monitoring, assessment and coordination of the adaptation and application of TMU policies and procedures in all locations, working closely with global campus staff to ensure adherence to partnership agreements and compliance with pertinent local legislation and rules.


  • Leads the identification of opportunities to grow the university’s transnational education (TNE) portfolio
  • Participates in strategic planning and provides insight for the growth of the institution’s TNE portfolio and the creation of an institution-wide strategy for the governance of transnational education
  • Develops and implements plans to raise institutional profile in prioritized international markets to promote transnational education collaborations
  • Develops and maintains relationships with transnational education partners
  • Monitors, assesses and provides guidance on existing transnational education programming and partnership agreements
  • Human resources management including managing and supervising staff, assigning and prioritizing tasks, establishing goals, setting expectations and evaluating performance

To help us learn more about you, please provide a cover letter and resume describing how you meet the following required qualifications:

  • Completion of a post secondary degree in global business management, international relations, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in a related field, contributing and driving transnational education outcomes, both in relation to business development and implementation.
  • Experience developing and implementing strategies for transnational business growth in post-secondary institutions or related organizations.
  • Proven experience in managing a range of administrative and service functions related to transnational education partnerships.
  • Experience managing staff in a unionized environment.
  • Demonstrated cultural intelligence and negotiation skills in the context of international partnership and business development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to interpret University and government policies, identify risks and provide advice to senior management.
  • Demonstrated understanding of transnational education partnerships, with a demonstrated knowledge of how to manage internal and external relationships to achieve desired outcomes within a complex organization or environment.
  • Superior (oral / written) communication and presentation skills.
  • Superior negotiation, influencing and advocacy skills, along with a high level of political acumen.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead a team of staff.
  • Self-directed capabilities including demonstrable ability to work independently and as part of a high-performance team.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships.
  • Critical thinking and strategic planning skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects with completing deadlines.
  • Project management, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment, analytical and problem-solving skills in decision-making.
  • Ability to work in a complex, rapidly changing and competitive environment.

Additional Information

Position Number(s)  20004500 Reports To  Executive Director, TMU Global Vacancy Type  TERM Employee Group  MAC Start Date  ASAP End Date  2 years from start date Hours of Work  36.25 Grade and Step  D62 Salary Scale  $103,100 - $164,692 Hiring Range  $103,100-$133,896 Application Close Date  November 10, 2022

Qualified MAC employees will be interviewed before members of other employee groups.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Applicants who do not meet all of the posted qualifications may, upon the University’s sole discretion, be considered to fill a vacancy on an underfill basis.

We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to complete an occupational assessment.
Applications will only be accepted online through Toronto Metropolitan University's careersite.

Toronto Metropolitan University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and aims to ensure that independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity are embedded in all aspects of the university culture.

We will provide an accessible experience for applicants, students, employees, and members of the Toronto Metropolitan University community. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.