Director of Strategic Partnerships, Vancouver, Canada
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
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
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
- 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.
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
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
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