20 Sep

Associate Director Global Intl Learning Prog Jobs Vacancy in University British Columbia Vancouver

Associate Director Global Intl Learning Prog
University British Columbia
Vancouver BC
20 Sep, 2018 30+ days ago

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Go Global is responsible for international mobility programming for undergraduate and graduate students at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. These programs and services advance the University's student learning abroad, foster global development and intercultural understanding, and enhance students' capacity to understand themselves and others, their academic discipline and future career directions. Go Global also supports UBC Policy 69 - Student Safety Abroad - and provides programs and services to ensure students have a safe international learning experience, and are fully supported in the event of difficulties occurring while engaged in university activity abroad. Along with the Director, Go Global, the Associate Director is a member of the management team and a leader in international student mobility on behalf of both campuses, contributing strategically and innovatively to student learning and internationalization. The Associate Director shares in the responsibility of developing, delivering, and assessing Go Global's international learning programs, including term-based exchange, summer programs, research abroad and global seminars; and programs for students visiting UBC, including term-based exchange, incoming research exchange, Visiting International Research Students, and Tec de Monterey programs. Works within the Vice Provost, International unit and academic faculties to support the University's international mobility partnerships, working to establish new partnerships that support the strategic international mobility goals of the faculties. Advises the faculties' associate deans, senior staff in academic advising offices, department heads, faculty members, and professional staff in Enrollment Services, the ISI, and Student Development and Services on international mobility programs. Leads a team of Go Global professional and support staff in the program management of their international student mobility portfolios. Supervises and coaches staff.

Organizational Status

Reports to the Director, Go Global. Works closely with other senior staff in the Vice Provost, International, senior staff in Enrolment Services; UBC Legal; academic advising directors; and associate deans in UBC's faculties. Liaises with other senior academic and administrative staff at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. The Associate Director shares in the leadership of all staff in Go Global, directly supervising a team of professional and support staff based on functional unit needs. The incumbent will interact closely and frequently with UBC faculty, administrators and students, VP Students colleagues, community and partner organization representatives, as well as various international and governmental agencies

Work Performed

Works in close partnership with the Director to develop a strategic approach to Go Global's international learning programs that is aligned with UBC's strategic goals, and which reflects the full range of student experiences, including domestic and international, graduate and undergraduate, and discipline-specific contexts. Responsible for implementing these strategies as well as evaluating their effectiveness. Represents Go Global in established partnerships both on and off campus. Represents the Director as required.

Provides leadership to Go Global's advising team as they oversee different international mobility programs. Supports team leads to develop effective program plans, including: strategic planning and review of best practices, budget planning, marketing, blueprinting of administrative needs to support programs, program delivery planning, and assessment (including student satisfaction, faculty and staff partner satisfaction, and achievement of student learning outcomes). Helps foster a learning organization, ensuring all staff receive professional development and training, and are knowledgeable about the university as a whole.

Manage and oversee over ten comprehensive programs and multiple services for international students. Identify innovative ways for over 3,000 domestic and international students to be part of international learning opportunities. This includes working with over 250 partners across two campuses in addressing systemic barriers to student success.

Works with the Director to manage Go Global's operating budget. Specifically oversees the Go Global Awards budget (currently $1.4 million in international learning awards) and identifies other sources of funding available to UBC students. Works with UBC Development to explore current and future funding opportunities. Writes and submits proposals for new and continued funding, ensuring implementation and evaluation as required by funding agreements.

Works closely with UBC faculty leads to support their international learning activities and goals. Provides strategic recommendations based on knowledge of best practices at other universities as they align with UBC and faculty goals. Provides Go Global staff resources to support faculty work. Ensures that Go Global programs are strategically aligned with faculty efforts.

As new student mobility initiatives are developed within faculties, provides strong leadership within Go Global to coordinate our support of faculty efforts. For example, many faculties are exploring structured mobility programming and developing their own partnerships internationally. To ensure that our partnerships remain strong, and that our colleagues in international offices are not confused by our strategic efforts, the Associate Director will work alongside the Director to lead our work with UBC faculties, our internal programs to support these efforts, and our clear and effective communication to partners to provide in-time information.

Designs, develops and oversees research on current trends in international student mobility programs, student participation, and partner/government initiatives to foster and grown international mobility programming. Where UBC policies and practices impede efforts, makes recommendations to UBC units and partners to make changes that will improve student participation and efficiency/cost effectiveness of programs.

Responsible for managing the organizational unit to ensure effective service to students and faculties and achievement of institutional objectives. Hires, trains, evaluates and conducts performance reviews. Where necessary, engages in discipline and termination of staff.

Oversees Go Global's IT Systems, ensuring optimal functioning. When there are systems deficiencies, works with appropriate partners in IT Services UBC Communications to explore remedies. Stays appraised of university-wide IT initiatives (eg., UBC SASI) to ensure Go Global is able to access broader opportunities that will improve systems efficiencies. Current Go Global systems include the Student Safety Abroad Registry, Gateway, the Transfer Credit Portal, and Wyse.

Along with colleagues in the Vice Provost, International unit, and within Go Global, leads the campus-wide development, implementation, measurement and assessment of international learning programs for UBC students which combine experience with a reflective and purposeful learning process. Programs may be curricular or co-curricular and include pre-departure, leadership, orientation and transition programs and services for learning abroad graduate and undergraduate students.

Cultivates, builds and maintains relationships with key stakeholders including University departments and Faculties; international and governmental agencies; community and partner organization representatives; student groups and clubs; and other student services.

Manage communications and relationships with all external partners including community organizations, professional organizations, post-secondary educational institutions, government, and campuses to effectively advise international students.

Participates in University and departmental committees.

Carries out any other related duties as necessary.

Supervision Received

The Associate Director works independently with general supervision from the Director, Go Global, toward the achievement of established strategic goals and objectives. The incumbent exercises considerable judgment and innovation in developing new programs and/or improving existing programs. Work is reviewed for achievement of University goals, and soundness of advice and judgment.

Supervision Given

Provides outstanding leadership to, and management of, a staff group that includes professional staff, clerical staff, student staff, and volunteers. As part of the management team, contributes to attracting, developing, and retaining top talent for Go Global.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

This is a senior administrative role within the office of the Vice Provost, International with responsibility for helping the University achieve its international student mobility goals. Failure to lead within Go Global will impact the success of international mobility programs, both central and those managed within faculties. Incorrect decisions/judgments will directly affect the University's reputation with the partner universities and organizations, community groups, students, faculties, and international and governmental agencies. Incorrect decisions will negatively impact the University's ability to recruit visiting international students, the experience of visiting students while attending UBC, and the operation of Go Global programs.


Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Graduate level degree preferred plus relevant administrative experience at a post-secondary institution. Minimum of seven to eight years of related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with university policy and regulations governing study and research abroad programs in the development of these programs and partnerships. Experience leading within a unit and managing staff. Excellent interpersonal skills and supervisory skills
Ability to delegate, lead, motivate, coach and train staff.
Strong interpersonal skills and intercultural sensitivity.
Demonstrated ability to structure and guide effective intercultural and global capacity development.
Outstanding international education and developmental student advising skills and demonstrated success in teaching and developing other professional staff to advise students.
Deep and masterful knowledge of learning pedagogy and practice.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Further language abilities an asset.
Ability to work effectively in teams and to develop effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, volunteers and community members.
Ability to manage the complexity inherent in within a multi-faceted work environment focused on broad outcomes for students.
Knowledge of University systems, structures, and processes is an asset.
Ability to work evenings and weekends when needed essential.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

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