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28 Jun 2018

Management Manager, International Projects and Partnerships

Durham CollegeOshawa, Ontario, Canada

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Manager, International Projects and Partnerships

Salary Range $73,402 – $91,752

Durham College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified individuals, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


Reporting to the dean, International Education the manager, international projects and partnerships is a multi-faceted portfolio accountable for the management of DC’s international capacity building projects and partnerships – one of the four primary pillars of DC Internationalization and Global Engagement Plan and mandate. The successful candidate will be responsible to manage all international capacity projects funded and contracted through such agencies as Global Affairs Canada, Colleges and Institutes Canada, and other donors. Working closely with the Dean, international and the Academic Leadership Team, the incumbent is responsible for new business development through the preparation and submission of project proposals to prospective donors, including expansion of international contract training opportunities; building upon relationships with Canadian and international external stakeholders; and, coordination of all Durham faculty and staff involved in such projects.


The manager has a strong background in international development best practices with demonstrated experience working and living abroad or with intercultural teams. The successful candidate will work with internal DC stakeholders, such as faculty, staff and the leadership team to develop awareness and improve communication around the importance of international engagement and implement best practices for development and delivery of project activities. This will include continuous improvement of appropriate approaches to hosting international delegations and DC institutional capacity for facilitating and delivering partner-responsive training to a diverse group of international partners. This position will support the mandate of the larger DCI management team by ensuring accurate and positive promotion of Durham College to the international community.


The manager is a collaborative team player, comfortable with non-traditional reporting lines and managing complex, cross-institutional and multi-stakeholder teams. The manager has strong project management and financial management skills and will bring a strong organizational, solutions-oriented perspective to the role. The manager is a strong communicator and works best in a collaborative, relationship focused environment, while simultaneously able to support and delegate tasks to achieve multiple, competing objectives and deadlines.


As a member of the DCI management team, the manager works with the dean to build strategies for implementation of international contract training by working with Durham College subject matter experts to develop, cost and market revenue generating training packages to international clients.


The manager supports the dean, International Education and works with the DCI team to implement the Internationalization and Global Engagement Plan. 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


These 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, agencies and at conferences.


Duties include:

  • Leads the implementation of the “International Projects and Partnerships” pillar of DC’s Internationalization and Global Engagement Plan and DC’s international capacity building projects
  • Responsible for new program development and marketing
  • Manages project budgets in line with donor funding guidelines ranging in value from $50,000 CAD to greater than $2 million.
  • Manages and ensures timely submission of all reporting and requirements related to funded projects.
  • Works directly with Durham faculty, staff and students recruiting and coaching for overseas travel and training implementation.
  • Facilitates day-to-day resolution of issues and requirements of DCI project and partnership stakeholders
  • Identifies, prioritizes and responds to business and funding opportunities for international development initiatives that is aligned with DC’s strategic direction, areas of expertise and past partnership experiences.
  • Identifies areas of expertise and personnel suitability to contribute to new international development initiatives through close collaboration with the academic schools and other divisions across Durham
  • Researches, prepares and submits project proposals to prospective donors in collaboration with relevant Durham faculty and staff, as well as relevant strategic partners
  • Builds partnerships with Canadian and foreign government departments, Non-Governmental Organizations, and International financial institutions to prospect new development initiatives.
  • Works with DC’s internal and external stakeholders to identify and execute opportunities to educate on issues and best practices related to partner-driven, international capacity building.
  • Works with Durham’s specialized teams such as FASTART, Applied Research and Center for Academic and Faculty Enrichment to build critical alliances and support strategic initiatives that support the Internationalization@Home pillar of the I&GE Plan.
  • Works with the DCI projects and partnership team to deliver training and awareness sessions during International Development Week.




  • A minimum of a four year undergraduate degree in international development, political science, international relations or another relevant area. A post graduate certificate in a related area would be considered an asset.
  • A minimum of more than five years project management experience in an international context
  • Experience managing diverse teams;
  • Experience managing large budgets and familiarity with common donor requirements;
  • Demonstrated experience in program development including needs assessment analysis, creative problem solving, strategic planning, team development and the ability to secure cooperation;
  • Demonstrated experience in proposal writing, identifying funding opportunities, and/ or international project management, including preparing project cost estimates, budget tracking and reporting.
  • Ability to travel internationally, with superior cross-cultural skills;
  • Overseas work in international development essential;
  • Strong collaborative work ethic with the ability to work in diverse and varied teams and independently;
  • Language capacities in French and Spanish is an asset;

Durham College 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 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.


T: 905.721.3073

F: 905.721.3134



In person: Campus Corners building, 2069 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ont.


Please apply by submitting your cover letter and resume to the online portal. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm on July 3, 2018. Competition number is AD18-17R.


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

Job Categories: Full-time. Job Types: Management.

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