Associate Vice-President, International

Durham College

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Associate Vice-President, International

$127,503 to $170,003


Durham College is seeking a proven leader with excellent organizational, administrative and academic skills to join a team of dynamic professionals in the Office of International Education. Reporting to the Vice-President, Academic, the Associate Vice-President, International will strategically lead and develop a full spectrum of activities associated with international education at Durham College. This includes international admissions and recruitment, international mobility, international partnerships and projects, international student supports and success strategies, internationalization of the college, and the development of new revenue-generating opportunities, partnerships and business initiatives that will contribute to the continued growth of the college. This position will provide leadership in developing and administering college policies and procedures related to internationalization.


The Associate Vice-President, International actively participates in the provisions of leadership, strategic planning and administrative decision-making affecting college wide services. Additionally, they will oversee and lead the development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and continuous improvement of the college’s multi-year Internationalization and Global Engagement Plan in support of the college’s Academic Plan.  The successful incumbent will be responsible for development and implementation of strategies to internationalize the college on multiple fronts.


This position will support the Vice-President, Academic in advising the Board of Governors on international student and internationalization issues. This position has responsibility for enhancing the overall International student experience and success, the cultural social and general well-being of all international students studying at Durham College and Durham College students studying abroad, contributing to the College’s future and ongoing financial viability, as well as ensuring that the College maintains a high level of visibility and involvement in the community that it serves.


The Associate Vice-President, International will be responsible for developing and monitoring the capital and operating budgets for reporting divisions. This will be achieved by effectively and efficiently managing the fiscal, human (and physical, if applicable) resources under the jurisdiction of the Vice-President, Academic. They will establish a risk management environment with appropriate evaluation matrices and mitigation strategies for all services provided by the division. The Associate Vice-President, International will maintain a high level of staff performance through effective recruiting, selecting, training, developing, motivating, evaluating, professional development, and discipline as warranted.


The Associate Vice-President, International represents the office as required on college committees, national and international organizations, agencies and while attending conferences. The Associate Vice-President, International is also a primary liaison with local, provincial, federal and international governments and government agencies in relation to international education at Durham College. The incumbent will be a subject matter expert providing international market intelligence to the College leadership team, and will be a key representative for Durham College in the local and global community.


As the senior administrative leader within the portfolio, the Associate Vice-President, International will proactively lead the pursuit of business development opportunities, projects, and initiatives to optimize and expand growth in new and existing international markets.


The incumbent will possess a minimum of a Master’s degree in a related discipline, with a minimum of ten years of senior leadership experience in an academic setting. The incumbent will have a demonstrated track record of success in a senior leadership role within a large, complex, multi-stakeholder organization. They will also excel in planning and organizing, leadership, team building, leading change management, delegation and working with others, all with a commitment to the fostering of creativity and innovation while driving to achieve goals and move forward. The incumbent will possess extensive knowledge and understanding of key international markets, and international enrolment management methodology, along with the ability to successfully navigate and manage issues related to social, cultural, political and economic diversity. Advanced intercultural competency and fluency is essential. The incumbent will possess exceptional communication, problem solving, decision making skills, time management and organization skills, and will be competent at setting goals and achieving objectives.  They will display a high degree of integrity and confidentiality, and have the ability to cope with a demanding workload, remain calm and focused while under pressure, and effectively manage relationships with a wide range of individuals with diverse backgrounds and needs.


International travel will be required from time to time.


Durham College invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Durham is committed to fostering workplace diversity, and, provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process.  If you require this information in alternate format; require communication supports; an accommodation in applying for a posting and/or if you are selected for an interview, please contact our Human Resources (HR) department and an HR assistant will work with you to meet your needs.


Telephone: 905.721.3073                Email:


Please apply below by submitting your cover letter and resume to the online portal.  Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm on January 31, 2020.  Competition number is AD20-01.


We thank you for your interest in employment with Durham College however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.