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 locationsin Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahantare 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 formatslead 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.
Responsibilities: 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
Salary Grade: 14
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.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.