Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Surrey, BC, Canada
ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL KPU International Competition Number 20-30
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About Kwantlen Polytechnic University
At Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) we combine academic excellence with practical, hands-on and experiential learning opportunities that prepare our graduates for successful and rewarding careers, while also providing them with the critical understanding necessary for good citizenship.
We ensure that our graduates are prepared for a lifetime of learning and re-learning so they can adapt to the fast pace of change in the workplace and in society at large.
Located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, KPU offers a diverse range of credentials – including certificates, citations, diplomas and bachelor’s degrees – designed to successfully meet the evolving needs of regional and global employment markets. We offer work-integrated and service learning, connections to business and industry, and a supportive learning environment.
Our post-baccalaureate, graduate diplomas and certificates further enhance opportunities for working professionals to augment their knowledge and skills.
With programs in Arts, Business, Science and Horticulture, Health, Design, Trades and Technology, English language studies, adult upgrading and qualifying studies, KPU has proudly served the South Fraser Region of the Lower Mainland since 1981.
KPU has five campuses: three in Surrey, and one each in Richmond and Langley, with nearly 1,500 employees and over 20,000 students.
KPU is seeking an Associate Vice President, International (AVP). This position is responsible for leading the development and implementation of key international student-focused strategies in alignment with the University’s Vision 2023 and Academic Plan. This position will define a vision for the KPU International department under which all faculty, staff and students can pursue international perspectives in teaching, learning and scholarship. The AVP will create and build strategic partnerships worldwide with educational institutions, governments, professional associations, industry and overseas associates to promote KPU as a preferred destination for students. The AVP will encourage a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach, support academic excellence, and promote global citizenship in research, scholarship and teaching. The successful incumbent will continue to build and improve an enhanced student experience and will attract and support international and globally-minded students consistent with the University’s mission and vision.
An accomplished leader in international education, the AVP will have earned a Master’s or Professional degree and have experience leading a successful international strategy in an educational environment, ideally within a university. Drawing upon past successes in a field with a significant administrative profile, the successful candidate will promote the University both locally and internationally, and enhance the scope and prestige of KPU’s international presence.
This is an exciting opportunity for a visionary and innovative leader to strengthen KPU’s global citizenship, increase international learning opportunities, and foster a sense of social awareness and global responsibility through learning initiatives.
This role reports to the Vice President, Students. Reporting directly to this position is the Director, Global Engagement, Director, Recruitment, Admissions and Articulation, Divisional Business Manager and Confidential Assistant.
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KPU is a multi-campus institution, frequent travel between campuses will be required. The Associate Vice President, International will have offices in both Surrey and Richmond, BC.