Douglas College

Douglas College

International Marketing & Recruitment Specialist – Latin America (Colombia and neighbouring countries, except Brazil)

Canada

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Position Title International Marketing & Recruitment Specialist – Latin America (Colombia and neighbouring countries, except Brazil)

Posting Number 02158SA Location See Work Arrangements Grade or Pay Level See Salary Range Salary Range $3,000 to $3,500 CAD per month with the possibility of a bonus. Remuneration in Canadian dollars is paid monthly. Salary is based on education and experience Position Type Contract Employment Posting Type External Regular/Temporary Contract Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Contract Employment Start Date 05/01/2024 End Date 04/30/2025 Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays, Other - Occasional work over the weekends and weeknights to attend functions, events, workshops, fairs, and related activities may be required Shift N/A Work Arrangements

This temporary full-time (40 hours per week) one-year contract will be available May 1, 2024 – April 30, 2025 with the possibility of renewal.

The location of the work will be in Colombia.

What Douglas Offers

DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.

The Role

Reporting to the Manager of International Marketing & Recruitment, the International Marketing & Recruitment Specialist collaborates closely with Douglas College's International Marketing & Recruitment Team. The role entails developing and executing a targeted marketing and recruitment strategy for Colombia and its neighbouring countries (excluding Brazil).

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include conducting market analysis, identifying growth opportunities, cultivating partnerships with educational agents, and representing the College at recruitment events throughout Latin America. This position involves engaging with students and agents from neighbouring countries. When necessary, the marketing representative will provide logistical support for Douglas College's employees who are in Colombia on business trips.

To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

Education & Experience

- Bachelor's degree in a related discipline, such as Business Administration with a major in marketing, Cross-cultural Studies, or International Education field.

- Minimum of 2 years of recent work experience in marketing and business development, preferably in the International Education sector. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

- Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills including an excellent working knowledge of the English language (written and verbal). Native Spanish speaker is required.

- Experience studying overseas, particularly in Canada, is an asset.

- Good knowledge of the Canadian education system and Latin American geography, history, politics, and current and local affairs.

- Experience with running social media campaigns, virtual marketing campaigns and initiatives, and webinars.

- Experience presenting to small and large groups in informal and formal settings.

- Demonstrated experience developing and managing relationships with external organizations (including pathway administrators, high school counselors, education consultants/agents, study abroad departments at overseas institutions, etc.) and a variety of stakeholders across the College community including faculty, department coordinators/chairs, administration, and staff.

- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement effective marketing and recruitment strategies and events for a wide variety of stakeholders including private institutions, high schools, and international education agents.

- In-depth understanding of the field of international student marketing and recruitment including key competitors, developments in the field, current tactics, and market research and indicators.

- Experience planning, coordinating and organizing large-scale recruitment events.

- Current knowledge of Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship, Canada (IRCC ) regulations as they pertain to international student admission and registration (e.g. study permit and visa processing, issuing Letters of Acceptance for international students)

- A solid working knowledge of the B.C. and Canada post-secondary education systems, including admission requirements and programs, graduation requirements, partnerships, and articulated agreements with a clear emphasis on Douglas College.

- Experience providing supervision and feedback to direct or in-direct reports, volunteers, and knowledge of supervisory practices and mentoring.

Skills and Abilities

- Demonstrated ability to effectively and tactfully communicate both verbally and in writing with the public, students, partners and College stakeholders in English and Spanish.

- Excellent cross-cultural communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with clients.

- Demonstrated ability to develop, establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues and work as part of a team.

- Demonstrated ability to work independently, with minimal direct supervision.

- Demonstrated ability to train others, as well as design and deliver training materials for external partners.

- Strong consultative sales and customer service skills.

- Strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to critically analyze, reason and problem solve. Ability to handle complex partner or student complaints or concerns in a knowledgeable, tactful, and confidential manner.

- Demonstrated understanding of marketing principles and terminology.

- Comfortable in a public speaking setting with strong abilities to prepare and deliver effective presentations. Demonstrated ability to be flexible in adapting speaking and presentation style to people of various backgrounds and cultures (including prospective students, parents, education consultants/agents, governmental organizations, and institutional partners).

- Ability to effectively interpret and apply College, government, agency, and departmental policies and procedures.

- Self-motivated person who thrives in achieving organizational short and long-term goals and deadlines with minimum supervision.

- Knowledge of career opportunities, training and/or job requirements for a wide range of academic, vocational and technical careers.

- Advanced knowledge of international admissions processes including: The ability to research and assess BC and Canadian educational equivalencies; evaluation of foreign transcripts and transfer credits; understanding of entrance scholarships available to international students

- Strong information literacy and computer skills, including: keyboarding at 45 wpm, word processing (MS Word), spreadsheet (Excel), CRM system, and PowerPoint.

- Ability to exercise a high degree of confidentiality.

Travel within Colombia and Latin America (except Brazil) is required for this position. A valid travel document for recruitment across Latin America (except Brazil) is required.

The candidate must be physically able to handle heavy materials and/or equipment (i.e. promotional materials and display stands for student recruitment events).

The candidate must be legally authorized to work in Colombia, and the remote work must be conducted from Colombia.

Technological requirements: This position requires that candidates have access to a stable high-speed internet connection, and a cellphone line connection.

Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement

Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.

Needs a Criminal Records Check No

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 04/02/2024

Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site www. douglascollegecareers.ca.

The first review date will be April 10, 2024. This posting will remain open until filled.

Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. Your cover letter must clearly indicate the following: What is your salary expectation for this position?; What motivated you to apply for this position?; Why do you consider yourself a suitable candidate for the role?; and How will you contribute to our marketing activities in Colombia and Latin America?

Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials noted on their resume.

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https: // www. douglascollegecareers.ca/postings/12098

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    Title

    International Marketing & Recruitment Specialist – Latin America (Colombia and neighbouring countries, except Brazil)

    Employer

    Douglas College

    Location

    Canada

    Published

    April 04, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 10, 2024

    Job type

    Administration/Managerment

    Field

    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    Douglas College, founded in the year 1970, is one of the largest public degree-granting colleges located in British Columbia, Canada. Douglas College offers degree and university courses in science and arts, programs in healthcare, business, arts, and human services. The institute boasts of two campuses, the main one in New Westminster and the other is the David Liam Campus suburban campus in Coquitlam as well as several smaller training centres in Surrey, Burnaby and Maple Ridge.

    The college provides both on-campus and off-campus housing options to the students. They have an extensive library with books and DVDs, articles, research help guides for the students. There is also a Douglas Open Repository, or DOOR, that is a collection of research and creative assets of the college.

    The campus also has a gym, a small box theatre and a large 300 seat proscenium theatre along with a lot of other recreational facilities. Douglas College has over 24,000 students enrolled, among which 17,000 are credit students and 8,500 continuing education students, and around 4210 are international students from 92 different countries. The academic staff consists of around 960 members.

    The college offers as many as 10 bachelor's degree programs in Applied Psychology Psychiatric Nursing, Physical Education and Coaching, Business Administration, Nursing, Therapeutic, Child and Youth Care, Recreation Performing Arts, Criminology and Social Work.

    The Douglas College has catered alumni that have excelled in their career paths. Some of the notable alumni of the Douglas college include poet Elizabeth Bachinsky, author Carleigh Baker for short story collection Bad Endings, businessman Frank Guistra, Gold medalist wrestler in Olympic, Daniel Igali, actor Adrian Holmes, and author Sky Lee.

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