The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB | Saint John, NB | Miramichi, NB | St. Andrews, NB | Woodstock, NB | Moncton, NB
Education and Training
Competition Number: 24-6821-006

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) has an exciting and new role of Director of Global Partnerships and is looking for an exceptional individual who has a strategic vision mindset and who can convert discussions into meaningful partnerships while focusing on achieving short, mid and long term strategic goals of NBCC.

In this role, you will be a pivotal member of our leadership team and lead the charge in driving our institution's internationalization initiatives.

This is a Regular employment opportunity, located at any NBCC location.

What you'll do


Reporting to the Vice President of Academic, Innovation and Student Affairs, the Director of Global Partnerships is a pivotal leadership role at the College that will be tasked with leading the charge in advancing the institution's internationalization endeavors, developing and implementing a strategic plan that cultivates and fosters collaborations and partnerships with international institutions, facilitating cross-cultural exchange initiatives, and seamlessly integrating global perspectives into the curriculum.

In collaboration with Student Services, this position will actively oversee and manage a range of support services for international partnerships and contracts, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and promoting an inclusive campus atmosphere. By adeptly managing budgets and utilizing technology for data analysis, the Director of Global Partnerships will significantly contribute to preparing students for success in a diverse and interconnected world. Additionally, this role will play a crucial role in enhancing the college's global reputation and influence.

In this role, the key accountabilities are:

  • Providing strategic leadership: Responsible for collaborating with the Academic Leadership team to develop and implement a holistic Globalization strategy aligned with the organization's mission and goals. Accountable for developing and implementing short to medium term strategies on how to execute the long-term vision of the Department.
  • Developing international partnerships: Responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships with colleges, universities, organizations, and institutions globally that are mutually beneficial and contribute to the international positioning of the College.
  • Global Curriculum Integration: Accountable for working with academic departments in the provision of guidance on the integration of global perspectives into the curriculum, fostering cross-cultural understanding and preparing students for a globalized workforce.
  • Collaboration on International Student Support: Accountable for working with and supporting Student Services, the Registrar's Office, the Recruitment team, and the Academic Leadership team in the provision of support services for international students, including orientation programs, immigration assistance, academic advising, and cultural adjustment support.
  • Policy Development & Compliance: Accountable for ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and policies related to international students, study abroad programs, and partnerships, including immigration laws, academic standards, and safety protocols.
  • Technology and Data Analytics: Responsible for collecting and analyzing data on international student enrollment, study abroad participation, and program outcomes to assess effectiveness and make data-driven decisions for continuous improvement.

What you'll need


The successful candidate will have:

  • Graduate level education with at least five years of management and supervisory experience.
  • Progressive international leadership experience in international business development.
  • Proven experience in strategic planning and management in an academic setting.
  • Profound and demonstrated understanding of global trends relating to the internationalization of higher education.
  • A responsive, collaborative, outcomes-focused and nimble leadership style.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build relationships at all levels within an institution and manage key partnerships with senior stakeholders.
  • Experience managing and leading cross-cultural teams with proven results, as well as significant leadership experience with regards to managing resources
  • Demonstrated ability to compile, analyze and synthesize data (quantitative and qualitative) relating to large, complex, and multi-jurisdictional networks, consortia, or projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to align policies and operations with broader institutional goals.
  • Strong knowledge of current trends, policies, legislation, and best practices relevant to international higher education.

Bonus Points if you've got experience in:

  • Working in a post-secondary environment.
  • Creating a network of contacts within the global education community.

Candidates must possess a valid Driver's License and a Valid Passport, as travel will be required. The international travel requirement for this position could be up to two months per year.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet these qualifications on their resumes.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered as equivalent. Subject to competition response, the minimum qualifications may be raised.

We're looking for

Core Skills

International Student Enrollment Higher Education Business Development Innovative Cultural Awareness Cross-cultural Communication Skills Effective communication Leadership Acumen Strategic Vision Building Relationships

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A little bit about us

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)

With six Campuses across the province, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) transforms lives and communities across New Brunswick and contributes to the social and economic prosperity of our province.

Why work with NBCC?

  • You want to make a difference. By working at NBCC, you can support students in achieving their educational and career aspirations, help meet the needs of employers and contribute to stronger communities across New Brunswick.
  • You want to belong to something bigger. NBCC welcomes the individual experiences and perspectives of our learners, our staff and our partners. We nurture a culture of belonging where everyone feels valued and has opportunities to add value. NBCC is an equal opportunity employer building a dynamic team that is representative of the communities and industries that we serve.
  • We're one of the best places to work in Atlantic Canada. For seven years in a row, we have been named one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers because of our commitment to families, community service and employee engagement. This includes, paid time off to volunteer, comprehensive benefits packages and professional development opportunities.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

  • Become part of a culture that is focused on nurturing a sense of belonging for all employees.
  • Enjoy comprehensive Total Rewards programming including enrollment in the New Brunswick Public Service Pension Plan, extensive wellness and wellbeing programs, and volunteer leave days.
  • Many opportunities for both formal and informal professional development and training.
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs (Employee: Tuition Reimbursement Program AND Family: Tuition Reduction Benefit - Spouse and Children).

All applicants must be eligible to work in Canada at the time of application. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

The New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is committed to being flexible in its operations and to the wellbeing of its employees. This includes considering reasonable requests for alternative work arrangements, when feasible, to meet the changing needs of the College and its students. In order to ensure our student needs are met, flexible work arrangements cannot extend beyond the New Brunswick border. NBCC employees must be living in a location that is a reasonable distance from one of our seven work locations around the Province.

We promote an equal opportunity work environment.

All interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed application, with a resume. All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.