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Global Education Advisor, International Office, Faculty of Agriculture (Truro), ADM5

Agriculture and Forestry, Education, Marketing / Communications


Faculty of Agriculture

Halifax City, Nova Scotia

Global Education Advisor, International Office
Faculty of Agriculture (Truro)

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 18,500 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, poised to celebrate 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

The Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University is a small research-intensive campus located in Truro, NS. Offering technical, undergraduate and graduate programs in agriculture, environment and related life and social science disciplines, the Faculty of Agriculture educates future leaders and generates knowledge and innovative solutions for healthy, sustainable societies. Reporting to the Manager, International, the Global Education Advisor coordinates multiple aspects of the Faculty’s Internationalization Strategy (2016-2019), oversees student and faculty mobility and global education programs, and carries out global community development initiatives. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • As a member of the Faculty’s Internationalization Strategy committee, champion and ensure a fully integrated approach to internationalization through student, faculty and community engagement initiatives.
  • Oversee a wide range of Internationalization Strategy objectives emphasizing global education and engagement, including the coordination of related initiatives, activities and communications.
  • Develop mobility and global education opportunities in alignment with curriculum, international development projects and/or international research in conjunction with faculty and staff at all levels as well as with international partners. 
  • Manage mobility programs at all stages from conception to evaluation, ensuring success for all students and faculty involved. 
  • Develop and spearhead educational and promotional activities supporting global community engagement on and off campus.

Note: This position requires travel internationally and domestically including occasional travel to developing countries.

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in a field such as education, international development or agriculture with approximately five years related experience (or equivalent combination of training and experience).  Masters degree in a related area an asset. Experience in international program development and coordination, post-secondary career services, mobility programming, student advising, international higher education and/or community development and public engagement. Demonstrated sound cross-cultural and interpersonal skills; experience living or working internationally would be an asset. Excellent IT skills particularly in database development and management. Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as with internal and external collaborators at all levels. Strong verbal and written communication skills; must be able to market and promote programs, including use of social media. Ability to communicate in other languages (e.g., French, Spanish, Kiswahili, Mandarin, Arabic, Hindi) an asset. 

Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.

Apply online by 10 p.m. on October 20, 2017 to competition DPMG-17090.

Salary Range:  $49,498 - $66,968 per annum (ADM-05).This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Compensation & Job Evaluation Unit in approximately six months.

This position is part of the Dalhousie Professional & Managerial Group (DPMG).

Applications from university employees and external candidates are given concurrent consideration. Among short-listed candidates, university employees will be given special consideration. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/respect.


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