Manager, International Programs and Partnerships

Justice Institute of BC

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Published
August 29, 2019
Location
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Job Type
Category
Annual Salary
80,000 to 90,000
Hours per Week
35
Closing Date

Description

Justice Institute of British Columbia:

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator – a public post-secondary educational institution that has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence and innovation. JIBC educational programs and services are delivered to government agencies, community organizations, private corporations and the general public in communities throughout the province and around the world. Each year, the JIBC’s distinctive educational learning model attracts an average of 27,000 students, many of whom return as students throughout their careers.

 Summary:

The Manager, International Programs and Partnerships, provides leadership and direction in developing, managing and implementing strategies in international affairs related activities in support of the JIBC international strategy. These activities include: identifying business development opportunities, through existing and new external provider and agency partnerships that have the potential to deliver increased student numbers onshore and offshore while enhancing the international reputation of the Institute; set targets for overseas programs; developing and delivering business plans and budgets to achieve them; building strong, collaborative working relationships at the most senior academic and business levels both internally and externally; overseeing communication and contract processes.

The incumbent is also responsible for supporting and liaising with all JIBC programs involved in international education and training activities, including study tours, exchange activity and new program development.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, education or business, or a related field, and preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s Degree in international education, business, marketing, or international relations preferred;
  • Four or more years’ progressively responsible experience in international education;
  • Possession of a second language is preferred;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of global post-secondary markets and to possess the analytical skills needed to synthesize conclusions from a large number of information sources;
  • Ability to travel internationally, as required;
  • Experience in recruitment of international students for study in Canada and/or overseas;
  • Proven track record of working within an existing collaborative partnership relationships;
  • Experience of working effectively within different cultural environments;
  • Proven track record in establishing and developing collaborative relationships/strategic partnerships in relevant market sectors in Canada and/or overseas;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including first-rate presentation skills;
  • Effective planning and organizational skills;
  • Proven ability to work independently and in support of others;
  • Ability to work effectively within a team when required whilst demonstrating a high level of self-motivation and a proven ability to operate autonomously and proactively to meet objectives when working independently overseas;
  • Skilled negotiator, able to engage and influence opinion and decision-making at senior management level.

Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership and Supervision

  • Providing leadership and supervision to the Program Support Administrator including hiring, training, role and duties, and managing performance;
  • Liaising closely with academic staff within JIBC and, as required, the instructors engaged in international visits.

 

Management and Development of International Markets

  • Researching and analyzing market data to identify potential for achieving business growth in defined international markets via collaborative relationships with governments, academic institutions, and other relevant partners;
  • Setting student recruitment and partnership targets for the specific international market/territory, working in conjunction with other managers across the institute;

 

  • Developing an annual international business development plan for JIBC that will achieve agreed-to targets, collaborating with departmental and divisional leads within specific disciplines during the planning process, advising them as required to ensure relevant and achievable objectives are set and appropriate strategies determined with senior management;
  • Managing the effective implementation of the approved international strategy, leading the delivery in close collaboration with internal Institute stakeholders, with the emphasis on leading negotiations at the most senior levels within overseas partners;
  • Formulating and executing market entry strategies in overseas markets.

 

Business Development

    • Consolidating and building on existing relationships and developing new collaborations with the Canadian government as well as foreign High Commissions and Embassies on a planned basis, demonstrating high levels of personal effectiveness and credibility and thereby enhancing the international reputation of the Institute;
    • Presenting strategies, plans, and recommending performance indicators and evaluating progress towards achieving goals in the specified sectors;
    • Creating templates and work-flow processes for the JIBC pertaining to international contract negotiations ensuring consistency across the Institute and ensuring institutional risk is minimized;
    • Negotiating and closing contracts with internal and external stakeholders and partners;
  • Creating and managing the international office budgets;

 

  • Providing leadership in risk management in all aspects of risk such as financial, reputational, security, etc. are considered and addressed.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, education or business, or a related field, and preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s Degree in international education, business, marketing, or international relations preferred;

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and covering letter quoting Competition #19-61 via email to hr@jibc.ca by September 18, 2019.   Please visit our website at www.jibc.ca for more information.    You may also contact Stu Ruttan, Dean, School of Criminal Justice & Security and Office of International Affairs at sruttan@jibc.ca.

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