Business and Partnership Development Manager

University of Ottawa - Ottawa, ON (5 months ago)

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Position Purpose
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.

Essential Qualifications
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

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. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
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.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

Applications from employees belonging to the bargaining unit SSUO will be considered first. Priority will be given to employees who have an entitlement as defined by their collective agreement or university policies. The University also accepts external applications; they will be selected in second place. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).