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Manager Regional Asia-Pacific, International Relations, VP (International Operations)

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Job ID: 15660

Updated: August 1, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

International Relations within the Office of the VP (International Operations) is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Manager, Regional Asia-Pacific .

Reporting to the Director International Relations, the Manager, Regional Asia-Pacific will lead a team that works to develop and implement regional strategies and initiatives that support the international goals of the University of Calgary. These include working to support increased faculty and student mobility, building international profile of the UCalgary, and the internationalization of the academic curriculum.

The Manager, Regional Asia-Pacific will also work at a strategic level with the Vice Provost International.

The Manager, Regional Asia-Pacific is responsible for supporting internationalization activities including partnership development, international relations, missions and delegations, and communications. The Regional Manager may be assigned specific world regions as a focus.

The Manager, Regional Asia-Pacific has a moderate degree of decision making as to activities and programming within established parameters and general policy direction. Work may be reviewed by University Calgary International executive for general content and consistency with the internationalization goals of the initiative or project. The incumbent determines own priorities, deadlines and objectives. The work may be complex and may require meeting multiple demands and deadlines in keeping with the cycle of activities which occur on and off campus.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Lead a Team with regional expertise and cross cultural skills to provide direction, advice, and assistance to University of Calgary faculties, departments, units, and institutes to meet their expressed international goals
  • Provide knowledge and background on education systems, Government policy, economic and security issues for the region
  • Identify and access opportunities for collaboration for the University with international institutions, and facilitate with communication, negotiation, development, and maintenance of activities and projects that meet internationalization goals and internal capacity
  • Assist faculties in the development and implementation of activities to increase the internationalization of the academic curriculum
  • Identify external funding opportunities
  • Participate in committees that promote internationalization of the University. Understands University goals and direction for international relations including study abroad and recruitment
  • Recommend priorities for annual and long-term activity in countries within the region of responsibility
  • Consult with faculty and/or administrative units on development and negotiation of international cooperation agreements and ensure that agreements follow the formal review process in International Relations
  • Collaborate in the development and negotiation of special co-funding agreements related to foreign student recruitment with appropriate offices including Student Enrolment, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and with the Sponsored Program Officer (UCI). Provide the primary point of contact and communication with the foreign organization
  • Provide continuity in the development, maintenance, and effective utilization of a network of contracts to meet University internationalization objectives in identified regions of the world
  • Develop and maintain contacts in key foreign Government departments and agencies, track policy developments, programs and opportunities, and provide assistance to the University on utilizing those contacts
  • Provide a point of entry, continuity, and a memory-bank for the University's international relations in the region
  • Participate in briefing new Deans, Chairs and Directors, and senior administration on past relations, projects and activities with international partners, foundations, and Government offices and agencies to maintain continuity in their activities
  • Assist to plan and implement University overseas missions led by senior administration and faculty, and incoming international visits and the senior level to ensure that these activities meet internationalization objectives
  • Develop, plan, oversee, and participate (as appropriate) in international missions and incoming visitors
  • Staff hiring and development
  • Budget preparation, management and reporting for the regional team/s

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education in a related field
  • 5+ years of direct experience in international relations, working in a post secondary institution preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in international affairs, and protocol; Understanding of other areas of international activity including: services for international students, study abroad programs and international development
  • Experience in administration in international education, and establishing priorities
  • Knowledge of international agencies, organizations, issues and networks
  • Strong leadership skills and a demonstrated ability to work with a diverse team of employees
  • Demonstrated collaborative, team building skills and building connections across units/departments
  • Advanced communication (written/oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative, creativity and innovation in work practices
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake effective professional interactions through engaging, respecting, involving, supporting and listening
  • Intercultural sensitivity and awareness with ability to interact in a professional and respectful manner with individuals and groups from culturally diverse publics
  • Experience and knowledge in the operation of a post-secondary education environment
  • A strong background and understanding in cross cultural communication
  • Knowledge of a Regional language in addition to English, is an asset

Application Deadline: June 14, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is classified in the Management Career Band, Level I of the Management and Professional Staff Career Framework.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website.


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The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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