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Director of Strategic Partnerships, Vancouver, Canada

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 27, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
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Director of Strategic Partnerships, Vancouver, 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:
The Director of Strategic Partnerships - Vancouver works as part of a global team to develop effective relationships with new and existing industry partners, both locally for the campus and across Northeastern's global university system.

The role specifically focuses on securing key objectives including numbers of industry and experiential learning projects, co-op education placements, philanthropy opportunities, and corporate learning and collaboration engagements. The Director is responsible for the cultivation and growth of a portfolio of company and institutional relationships in the Vancouver region and across BC and Western Canada. In addition, they contribute to guiding the Vancouver campus's career development strategy and career placement targets for program graduates. To meet these responsibilities, the Director actively collaborates with colleagues on campus, in co-operative education, corporate learning (“B2B”), the colleges, and across Northeastern's global university system locations.

  • 10 years+ work experience in private sector or higher education. Existing relationships with employers preferred; experience in supporting students to secure career placement considered an asset.

  • Proven track record in business development, fundraising, strategic relationship management and/or strategic planning.

  • Appreciation of industry growth trends and workforce development needs, and motivated to make education options more accessible and inclusive.

  • Entrepreneurial, collaborative, and creative with exceptional communication skills.

  • Creative thinker, action-oriented, and versatile, with ability to adapt to a dynamic environment.

  • Proven ability to lead and manage negotiations and to implement productive initiatives that drive value for Northeastern.

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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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