Keyano College is currently seeking an Director, International Education. Reporting to the Vice President, Academic, this position is responsible innovative, visionary and strategic leadership for Keyano College’s International Education and Global Citizenship. The Director of International Education will provide leadership in international student recruitment and support services, outbound and inbound mobility, strategic partnerships, international development and research initiatives, and education to the college community.
The portfolio includes the Executive Board, Dean’s Council engagement ensuring alignment of International Education initiatives with the College’s IMA and Strategic Plan. This position is vital to the future growth of Keyano College. It requires strong management and the ability to inspire and lead change through collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, funders, partners, institutions, and recruitment agents.
Knowledge and Skills
- Three to five years of experience in a leadership capacity in post-secondary education, including professional work in International Education.
- Extensive experience working with students from underrepresented populations or in a multicultural setting.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated excellent planning and organizational skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
- Experience overseeing expenditure within budgets, ability to manage the financial performance of a department or program and ability to manage large grants.
- Ability to speak a second language is an asset.
- Knowledge of overseas work and study experience preferred.
- Understanding the Canadian immigration legislation, policies and regulations specifically related to international students, families and dependents are considered assets.
- Being a member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC/RISIA) is considered an asset
Duties and Responsibilities
- Plan and actively implement international enrollment management strategies to ensure global enrollment, growth, retention, and diversity.
- Develop and execute strategic and business plans with internal and external stakeholders, including Marketing, the Registrar’s Office, Housing, the RMWB, Wood Buffalo Economic Development, CBIE Global Affairs Canada, and CICan.
- Develop and maintain a wide range of high-level external international relationships with key strategic partners.
- Build rapport and credibility while gaining and providing support and buy-in for the various ‘international’ initiatives among students, faculty, and staff.
- Ensure alignment of initiatives with the College’s CIP principles and measure and evaluate performance and successes.
- Provide integrity and fairness with ongoing leadership and support in attracting and retaining international students’ English for academic purposes program.
- Lead the implementation of the College’s Strategy on International Education and Global Citizenship.
- Collaborate with all areas of the college to provide and drive intercultural inclusive awareness training and support services.
- Travel as necessary to represent the College and obtain vital information for the development of the international office.
- Ensure awareness of legislation and that the College has the necessary policies and procedures to support international students’ diversity, equality, and inclusion.
- Facilitate, lead, and participate in meetings, proceedings, and committees and liaison between departments, external organizations, overseas agents, the general public, and other agencies.
- Host global events to foster and support international students and communities.
- Provides transparency, trust and accountability in overseeing the international budget and liaising with various departments to ensure adequate staff support for global work.
- Exhibits the ability to deliver institutional priorities and judgement in financial decision-making.
- Lead the implementation, management, and evaluation of grant initiatives and proposals for International Education and Global Citizenship.
- Doctoral (preferred) or minimum Master’s in a relevant field of study that may include, but is not limited to, International Relations, International Development, Education, Global Studies, in alignment with appropriate education and experience.