International Education Leadership, International Enrollment Management, International Student and Scholar Services
The Associate Vice President, International Education (AVPIE) reports to the Vice President, Student Affairs (VPSA) to provide strategic leadership in planning, developing, promoting, delivering, and evaluating the effectiveness of the College’s international partnerships and activities. The AVPIE provides general oversight to Douglas International and works collaboratively with Student Affairs and the Future Student Office to recruit international students, and to coordinate the provision of student services. The AVPIE works closely with the President, Senior Management Team, and the Vice President Academic’s Council (VPAC) to accomplish the objectives of the Douglas College Strategic Plan. Key Opportunities • Provide strategic advice and recommendations to the President, the VP Student Affairs, and the Senior Management Team on international activities, opportunities, and partnerships • Provide leadership in developing and promoting an effective internationalization plan and international Strategic Enrolment Management • Lead College-wide internationalization activities, including strategic international partnership development, inbound and outbound student programs, employee exchange and research opportunities • Support and advance a vision that champions equity, diversity, and inclusion as an integral component of all College business and foster a supportive and respectful work and learning environment Responsibilities The Associate Vice President, International Education is accountable for the following: Administrative Leadership • Provide strategic and administrative management of Douglas International, including Human Resources, budget, and financial matters • Provide prudent leadership in managing potential financial and reputational risks related to international activities, including effective recruitment agent management • In consultation with the President, VPA, and VPSA, negotiate international agreements, strategic partnerships, letters of intent and contracts on behalf of the College • Ensure that, in accordance with Government directives and College policy, all strategic international partnership activities recover direct and indirect costs, and provide additional revenues to supplement overall College resources • Through the Douglas International management team, recruit, retain, supervise, and provide leadership and direction to the employees in Douglas International, including selection, evaluation and supervision of the excluded employees, unionized employees, and non-unionized contract employees • Ensure adherence to collective agreement provisions determining the method and terms of compensation for contracted employees and specialized project contracts Internal and External Engagement • Travel nationally and internationally on behalf of the College to develop new international partnerships and maintain and expand existing alliances with institutions, corporations, consortia, and governments • Oversee the planning and execution of all international trips undertaken by the President and College representatives, ensure adherence to international protocols and local cultures • Act as the liaison between the Office of the President and representatives of external governments, diplomatic service corps, and international organizations • Act as the College’s key contact person for international partners, agencies, groups, associations, and College employees working internationally • Represent the College and College interests to government agencies, other institutions, various organizations, and groups locally, nationally, and internationally • Establish, develop, and maintain the College’s relationships with local international Consular corps and other diplomatic representatives, and Canadian missions abroad Student Experience & Services • Lead the establishment and delivery of support systems for international students to facilitate their entry into Canada and the College, and to assist them in adapting to the Canadian educational and socio-cultural environment • Support initiatives to advance and increase opportunities for international student recruitment, resources, and experiences • Support and advance resources for international students seeking accommodations and learner supports
The AVPIE will be an engaged and proactive leader with established professional credibility, as evidenced by a graduate degree from an accredited post-secondary institution (terminal degree preferred) in international relations, business, or a related area of study. The successful candidate will have ten (10) years of progressively responsible post-secondary experience, in international student recruitment, strategic enrolment management, and education initiatives, including a minimum of five (5) years in academic administration and leadership. The successful candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire innovation and collaboration while meeting the evolving and diverse needs of international students and partners. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
About Douglas College
DO what you love. Be good at it. That’s how Douglas College defines a great career. It’s a
philosophy that resonates through its classrooms, offices and boardrooms. It inspires students
and drives Douglas College to be one of BC’s Top Employers and Forbes Canada’s Best
Employers for 2020.”
Located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples of the QayQayt and
Kwikwetlem First Nations, Douglas College is the largest degree-granting college in British
Columbia. With two main campuses and three training centres in the Metro Vancouver area,
Douglas College is one of the province’s most vibrant leaders in post-secondary education,
combining the academic foundations of a university with the employer-ready skills of a
college. Douglas College’s 2,000 employees instruct and serve more than 25,000 students
each year, including 3,000 international students from 80 countries.
At Douglas College, students receive the best of both worlds — the well-rounded educational
experience of a university and the employer-ready skills of a college — in a student-centered
environment that cultivates academic and career success.