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Harbour West Consulting

Executive Director, International - SFU

Canada-British Columbia-Burnaby


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Over the past decade, SFU has grown to become one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. We are consistently ranked as Canada’s top Comprehensive University, and among the top 15 Canadian research universities by major international ranking systems. As Canada’s engaged University, we are consistently ranked in the top 5 Canadian universities in research impact and international outlook. We have developed core competencies in fundamental and applied research areas across eight Faculties, and established global excellence in several interdisciplinary areas. With three beautiful campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, SFU has deep roots in partner communities throughout the province.  Our international footprint includes partnerships with over 210 institutions in more than 110 countries.

Job Description

Reporting to the Vice-President, Research and International (VPRI), the Executive Director, International is responsible for the strategic vision and direction of SFU’s international education and engagement initiatives. The Executive Director develops and implements strategic plans and policies that enhance the University’s reputation as a leader in the field of international post-secondary education and engagement.  This position is responsible for providing leadership to shape and implement SFU’s strategy for international engagement and for communicating a broad and strategic vision for international activities and SFU’s role within an integrated global learning and research environment.

The Executive Director, International will have a Master’s degree in Business, International Studies, Public Administration, or a related discipline. The successful candidate will have ten years of related experience including experience in strategic planning and development in the field of international post-secondary education; negotiation of major international contracts and agreements; diplomatic and governmental relations; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.

Should you be interested in learning more about this unique leadership opportunity, please contact Carol Robinson at 604-998-4032 or forward your resumé, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three referees, in confidence, to  The search committee will begin reviewing applications on July 18, 2017.  We will respond to all who express interest.

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Harbour West Consulting
Carol Robinson
Posting Date: 22-Jun-2017Education - College/University Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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