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Director, Global Institutional Partnerships

Brand/College: Innivec
Department: Management
Location: Vancouver

At Innivec, excellence in higher education meets global ambition. As a premier network of career colleges and language schools in Canada, we’re dedicated to preparing students for success in their careers. But our vision doesn’t stop there. We’re not just shaping minds; we’re shaping the future of education technology. By actively fostering government relations on an international scale, we’re making a positive impact on global education standards. Moreover, we’re continually seeking out new external partnerships to drive our growth and amplify our impact. Join us in our journey to redefine education for a rapidly evolving world.

The Director, Global Institutional Partnerships will play a pivotal role in cultivating  and maintaining strategic partnerships with institutions worldwide to advance the  organization’s mission and objectives. Reporting to the Chief Partnerships Officer,  the Director will lead a team dedicated to establishing and nurturing relationships  with universities, NGOs, governmental bodies, and other relevant institutions. The role requires a dynamic individual with exceptional interpersonal skills, a strategic  mindset, and a passion for driving collaborative initiatives on a global scale. 

Roles & Responsibilities: 

1. Partnership Development: 

  • Identify and prioritize potential institutional partners aligned with organizational goals and values. 
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive partnership strategy to expand the organization’s network and impact. 
  • Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders within partner institutions to foster collaboration and mutual understanding. 

2. Negotiation and Agreement Management: 

  • Lead negotiations of partnership agreements, ensuring terms are mutually beneficial and align with organizational objectives. 
  • Oversee the development and implementation of partnership contracts, ensuring compliance and accountability on both sides.
  • Continuously evaluate and refine partnership agreements to optimize outcomes and address evolving needs. 

3. Collaborative Initiatives: 

  • Collaborate cross-functionally to identify and develop joint initiatives and programs with institutional partners. 
  • Build initial revenues and then build a team to scale up operation. 
  • Drive the implementation of collaborative projects, monitoring progress and ensuring alignment with agreed-upon objectives and timelines. 
  • Facilitate communication and knowledge-sharing between partner institutions and internal teams to maximize impact and efficiency. 

4. Team Leadership and Development: 

  • Provide strategic direction and mentorship to the global institutional partnerships team, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and innovation. 
  • Responsible to create business plan & get it approved by management. 
  • Set clear performance goals and KPIs for team members, monitoring progress and providing regular feedback and support. 
  • Identify training and development opportunities to enhance the skills and capabilities of the team in relationship management, negotiation, and partnership development. 

5. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): 

  • Number of new institutional partnerships established annually. 
  • Growth in the number of collaborative initiatives and joint programs with institutional partners. 
  • Revenue generated or funding secured through institutional partnerships. 
  • Percentage increase in the organization’s global reach and impact through partnerships. 
  • Partner satisfaction scores based on feedback and relationship assessments. 
  • Timeliness and effectiveness in negotiating and executing partnership agreements. 
  • Team performance metrics, including individual and collective targets related  to partnership development, revenue generation, and project delivery. 
  • Demonstrated alignment of partnership activities with organizational goals and  priorities. 

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Proven track record of success in partnership development and management,  preferably in a global context. 
  • Strong understanding of institutional dynamics and stakeholder engagement  strategies. 
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport  and influence decision-makers at all levels. 
  • Experience leading and motivating cross-functional teams to achieve ambitious goals. 
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to identify opportunities, anticipate challenges, and develop innovative solutions. 
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in partnership development and collaboration. 
  • Fluency in multiple languages and international experience are assets.


Our network is our strength — Innivec has hundreds of well-connected and vetted agents and recruiters who work tirelessly to promote and spread the word about each of our colleges. We also have a network of over 4,500 active affiliate agents spanning 36 countries.

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