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Employment Opportunity

Manager, Education Abroad

Competition Number: 17-1007
Appointment Type: Temporary Full-time
Start/End: May 15, 2017 up to July 13, 2018
  Leave Replacement: Appointment may be extended or end early, dependent on return of incumbent.
Workload: 35 hours per week
Employment Group: Admin 7
Position: 00226
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: The Manager, Education Abroad is responsible for the development and implementation of policy, procedure and programs that promote learning abroad, enriching the educational experience of students and faculty.

Working collaboratively across the campus this position will facilitate and support the planning, marketing and budgeting of out-of-country internships, exchanges, field schools, and practicum placements. The Manager provides guidance and expertise in order to minimize the risks associated with the university's out-of-country activities and to ensure that the activities implemented are consistent with VIU's vision.

This position will manage and coordinate International Travel and Internationalization Grants for faculty and staff, Education Abroad bursaries for VIU students, and scholarship/sponsorship programs. The Manager will also negotiate and manage student exchange contracts with overseas universities; advises incoming and outgoing exchange students on programs, enrolment, credit transfer and funding.

Finally, this position will conduct orientations for students and faculty preparing to travel abroad; oversees budgets for all education abroad and internationalization activities; oversees student employees and volunteers.

The Manager provides direction to the Coordinator, International Projects and Internationalization and assists in the planning and implementation of internationalization activities across VIU's campuses

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Minimum 5 years of experience developing relevant contracts, budgets, and programs within a university setting. Proven cross-cultural competence, including experience living or working abroad. Experience in managing diverse groups of faculty, staff and students. Excellent communication and organizational skills with experience in designing and delivering training sessions and workshops. Knowledge of International Education programs, policies and procedures. Demonstrated experience in managing education abroad activities and in risk management.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in a relevant field. Proficiency in a language other than English. Experience living or working in the Global South.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copies of transcripts/credentials/qualifications identified on resume
Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: March 09, 2017 - March 22, 2017
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.