Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Business Development Officer (International)

Business Development Officer (International)
Prince Philip Drive Campus

Temporary for 3 years, Commencing Immediately

The Business Development Officer (International) will be accountable to the Manager, International Business Development. The incumbent will be a member of the team responsible for international initiatives, with a primary focus on the recruitment of international students, and the acquisition and management of international contracts with countries of focus around the world. The incumbent must be able to work as part of a team while able to take initiative and make decisions when necessary, in consultation with colleagues and within established guidelines. The incumbent must have demonstrated well-developed inter-cultural skills and experience, and be able to function successfully in a multi-cultural environment.

Duties: As a member of the International Services team you will be responsible for recruitment of international students, including marketing, follow-up and tracking, as well as management and support for agents, and liaison with recruitment organizations. The team is also responsible for promoting the College's programs, training, consultancy and technical assistance capabilities to potential clients around the world. Duties will require international travel and include the development of successful international external relationships and the fostering of effective relationships within the college organization, proposal writing and the implementation of revenue-generating international contracts. Related duties will include involvement with international internships, internationalization activities, organizing incoming delegations, conducting seminars and pre-departure briefings, and participating in the design of international promotional materials.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a strong background in recruitment and support for international students, and in educational sales and marketing, in an international setting. This requires proven skills in effective interaction with students, parents, agents, administrators and others in a cross-cultural context, the fostering of productive relationships with relevant organizations and the implementation of promotional strategies. Candidates will have strong multi-cultural, interpersonal and organizational skills coupled with a high tolerance for the uncertainty and ambiguity that prevails in the international marketplace. S/he will be an adaptable, dynamic, highly-motivated individual with well developed written and oral communication skills, and should have a thorough knowledge of student support services, proposal development processes, contract development and management. Expertise in computer software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, Windows, Excel, WordPerfect, internet communication and databases, is required. These skills would normally be acquired through graduation from a recognized college or university, preferably with a specialization in international business or international marketing, combined with relevant international experience in student recruitment and support, marketing and project management. Experience working and living in an international context and in international marketing would be definite assets.

Salary: On the CN-36 salary scale at $44,645 - $50,632

Competition Number: CNA.PPD.BDO(T).08.055-CB (please quote when applying).

Closing Date: August 22, 2008 (before close of business day).

The successful candidate will be required to provide a recent Certificate of Conduct.

College of the North Atlantic is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please apply in writing complete with resume, University/College transcripts and names of three professional references to:

Human Resources Consultant
College of the North Atlantic
P. O. Box 1693
St. John's, NL A1C 5P7
Tel: 709-758-7269/7270 Fax: 709-758-7300

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