Identifies and fosters new international business opportunities and partnerships to increase the University’s revenues, international presence, and recruitment of international students.
Provides recommendations and recruitment strategies to grow current internationalization programs and implement new ones.
Engages in meaningful business relationships with the University’s domestic and international partners in order to further the University’s internationalization goals.
Undergraduate degree in business, marketing, international relations or other relevant field
At least 5 years’ experience in business and partnership development, international education, marketing, student recruitment, or other related field
Demonstrated strong and successful business development skills, preferably in international education and student recruitment
Proven motivation, drive and ability to identify, initiate and foster long-term business relationships and opportunities is essential
Understanding of the nature and needs of public sectors, NGOs and post-secondary institutions around the world
Excellent communication skills
Financial planning skills and ability to draft viable budgets
Proactive, self-reliant attitude and ability to work well with limited supervision
Computer literacy, including the ability to use CRM software and student information systems (SIS)
Availability and willingness to travel in Canada and abroad, and to work outside of regular business hours or on weekends
Good social skills to participate in networking activities, luncheons and public relations events
Bilingualism French and English (spoken and written)
Fluency in other languages, especially Spanish or Portuguese, is an asset
Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa :
Planning : Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative : Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-
starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence : Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions.
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Teamwork and Cooperation : Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback.
Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.