Manager, International Projects, Partnerships and Global Education

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Manager, International Projects, Partnerships and Global Education

Salary Range - $74,503 - $93,128



The Manager of International Projects, Partnerships and Global Education reports to the Dean, International Education and is responsible for managing DC’s international projects, strategic international partnerships and global education portfolios.


As a member of the International Education Office management team, the Manager supports the Dean, International Education and works with the International Education Office team to implement the Internationalization and Global Engagement Plan (I&GE). The four goals of the plan are:


  1. Internationalization@Home
  2. Education Abroad
  3. International Projects and Partnerships
  4. International Students Recruitment, Services, and Retention


The I&GE Plan and the DC International Blueprint guide the activities and performance expectations of the Manager. This integrative and comprehensive approach to internationalization at Durham College contributes to the Academic Plan, which in turn supports Durham College’s Strategic Plan. The Manager represents the department as required on college committees, national and international organizations, and at conferences.


International Projects

The Manager works with the Dean and the international projects team to support the International Education Office in the administration and implementation of DC international projects, international contracts, and capacity building programs. This primarily includes the implementation of current projects, with a particular focus on Europe, Africa, the Middle East (EMEA), Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. The incumbent is also responsible for the identification and pursuit of new projects and partnerships, the preparation and submission of project proposals to prospective donors, and coordination of all DC faculty and staff and external partners involved in such international initiatives.


Education Abroad

The Manager works with the Dean and the Education Abroad team to develop, implement, and evaluate education abroad opportunities for DC students, faculty and staff and will manage efforts to expand the College’s international networks. These opportunities range from short-term study abroad, summer schools, exchange, international work integrated learning, degree completion, international research, and professional development opportunities. The Manager will develop and steward partnerships with institutions, implement risk management as per the college policy, facilitate funding in collaboration with the appropriate college department, market opportunities to students, and provide support to students, faculty and staff to ensure that the development of intercultural competencies are purposefully facilitated.


International Partnerships

The Manager will manage DC partnerships as a liaison and program manager for all external international partnerships. This includes cultivating new strategic partnerships to support DC’s I&GE Plan and International Blueprint goals and objectives as well as working closely with existing partners to strengthen relationships and deepen investments in our work. The incumbent will be responsible for managing the partnership process from initiation through agreement signatures, on-boarding, after-care as well as and troubleshooting problems proactively.

This role works collaboratively with college Schools and departments to support internationalization initiatives and education abroad activities. The Manager develops and maintains metrics to assess engagement and effectiveness to international initiatives, including projects, education abroad activities, and international academic partnerships and prepares reports for senior leadership on progress toward internationalization goals. The manager will be a key member of a global team who will provide guidance and mentoring to junior members.


The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the areas of Business, Commerce, International Business, or Political Science. A Master’s degree would be considered an asset. The successful candidate will have an operations mindset and ability to make data-driven decisions; demonstrated ability to work independently or in team settings and to adapt effectively to rapidly shifting priorities and high-pressure situations. A strong communicator, public speaker and writer in English; proficiency in French or Spanish is desirable, and other languages would be an asset; proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; and the ability to travel including internationally and work evenings and weekends as needed to fulfill job responsibilities.


A minimum of seven years’ leadership experience in project development in an international business and international development environment in Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, African and/or European markets with a proven track record to secure funding from diverse sources. Proven experience in relationship management, international development or strategic partnerships is required. The successful candidate will be an experienced practitioner who has experience leading programs internationally and understands the realities of delivering programs in a large complex organization; proven business development and/or fundraising experience with a record of establishing mutual value-add partnerships; significant experience working in development settings, managing large-scale programs and portfolios. The candidate will have established networks in and familiarity with education, technical, donor and business communities. In addition, experience creating and executing large-scale strategies and driving change through influencing and managing remote cross-functional teams and demonstrated ability to innovate is important for this role. Significant experience in preparing proposals and negotiating contracts on behalf of Canadian educational institutions, NGOs, private sector, international agencies, foreign private buyers and/or governments; and in planning, drafting, defending, submitting, and managing major proposals in response to international calls for bids. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of Canadian federal government international development priorities and practices, market trends in target regions, national and international trade trends and practices across a number of areas including healthcare, manufacturing, media, art and design, technology (AI) hospitality among others.


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:


To apply for this position in confidence, please submit your cover letter and resume to the online portal.  Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm on October 1, 2019. Competition number is AD19-18.


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

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