Director, Canada India Centre for Excellence & International Entrepreneurial Projects at Carleton University, Canada



Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for the leadership of revenue-generating business development opportunities in international initiatives and partnerships with governments, not-for-profit organizations, the private sector and academic institutions. Responsible for directing the activities of the Canada India Centre for Excellence (CICE).

Some of the key accountabilities associated with this position are:
• Leads the development of the university’s international revenue generating partnerships and initiatives strategy, including strategic planning for CICE;
• Leads the development of strategic plans and annual operational plans;
• Ensures performance metrics are developed, tracked and reported;
• Ensures that policies and procedures are aligned with university policy, external legislative requirements and leading practices;
• Identifies operational risks, completes program/service reviews, and develops recommendations and action plans;
• Ensures optimization of information systems and data management processes and outcomes.


The incumbent must possess the following qualifications:

• Knowledge of leadership practices in people management, strategic planning and risk management, policy development, financial management and stakeholder relationship management;
• Issues and trends in the higher education sector focused on international partnerships, initiatives and opportunities;
• Project management with a focus on complex multi-party initiatives and revenue generation;
• Business development including identification/creation of opportunities, marketing and communications, program design and delivery, financial and risk management;
• Knowledge of Canadian and international funding agencies;
• Knowledge of languages spoken in India is an asset;
• Preferred fluency in Hindi and French;
• Knowledge of international business development and proposal writing, with particular knowledge of India.

Education and Experience:

The above is normally acquired through the completion of:

• Completion of an graduate degree in international business, commerce or finance;
• Minimum of seven years of previous experience in progressive leadership roles focused on the development and delivery on international business opportunities and related project or program delivery.

HR Note:

Equivalencies will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide information which may demonstrate equivalent qualifications. Please note that applicants may be required to complete an employment test as part of the selection process for this position. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Human Resource Advisor assigned to this competition as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate your request in a timely manner. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

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