Director of Strategic Partnerships - Toronto, Canada

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 05, 2021
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Director of Strategic Partnerships - Toronto, Canada

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
Reporting to the Dean & CEO of the Toronto Campus, the Director of Strategic Partnerships will serve as a member of the regional campus leadership team, responsible for the strategy and implementation of new and innovative initiatives and partnerships to better connect the regional campus priorities with the employment and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the region. This position plays a key role in realizing the vision of Northeastern University in Toronto and all the activities that the academic enterprise entails to position the University as a strong asset in the region.

The Director will build and nurture strong relationships with key university administrators and employers in the region to unlock exceptional experiential learning and employment opportunities for Northeastern students; partner with the B2B team and the colleges at Northeastern to support the design, launch, and scale of new products and source opportunities. In addition, the director will represent Northeastern at key industry events and conferences with a focus on deepening employer engagement to build brand and secure strategic partnerships.

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Education Administration, or a relevant field. Advanced degree preferred

  • Minimum 8-10 years of relevant experience

  • Superior skills in corporate outreach and business development

  • Proven track record of developing successful strategic partnerships in the field of technology and education, with a strong focus on coop and full time placement for students. Prior experience preferred

  • Advanced understanding of workforce development trends in the region, existing relationships with employers, aligned with Northeastern's focus areas, is preferred

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and coordinate multiple tasks while delivering the highest level of customer service

  • Ability to collaborate with faculty and staff across Colleges & departments including Deans, Associate Deans, Program Directors and other academic administrators

  • Ability to thrive in an innovative and creative culture in a growth focused organization

  • Self-starter, creative and motivated with exceptional communication skills

  • Action-oriented, with the ability to adapt in a dynamic environment

  • Proven ability to steward and motivate others

  • Mission driven, fueled by the desire to make education accessible and inclusive

  • Organizational tact and diplomacy; possesses superb interpersonal skills required to develop close relationships with external partners and key influencers around campus and the broader University.

  • Demonstrated ability to build internal and external collaborations, finding solutions benefiting all parties and focusing on long-term success over short-term results.

  • Ability to serve as an ambassador for the University in the region; representing the Dean and campus strategic interests when appropriate

  • Flexibility for frequent travel within the region and as needed to Boston/NU regional campuses.

  • Experience with Salesforce and other key CRM systems and processes, preferred

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    Additional Information:
    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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