Douglas College

Douglas College

International Marketing & Recruitment Specialist - MENA

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Position Title International Marketing & Recruitment Specialist - MENA

Posting Number 02155SA Location See Work Arrangements Grade or Pay Level See Salary Range Salary Range $2,200 to $3,200 CAD per month Position Type Contract Employment Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Contract Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Contract Employment Start Date 06/03/2024 End Date 06/02/2025 Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays, Other - Possibly some weekends Shift N/A Work Arrangements

This temporary full-time (40 hours per week) contract will be available June 3, 2024 – June 1, 2025 with a possibility of renewal. The location of the work will be in Egypt. Work will be Monday to Friday, with the possibility of work on the weekend when needed. A hybrid work arrangement may be considered.

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

Douglas College is hiring for an International Marketing & Recruitment Specialist – Middle East North Africa (MENA).

The scope of responsibilities includes providing strategic input by developing and implementing a MENA specific marketing and recruitment plan through analysis of the market, identification of new opportunities, building relationships with education agents and partners, and representing the College at student recruitment events in North Africa and The Middle East.

Responsibilities

- Markets and promotes Douglas College's programs in North Africa and The Middle East through the development and execution of targeted recruitment/marketing strategies.

- Frequent travel in North Africa and The Middle East at times that are required.

- Develops, builds and maintains contacts (i.e. international education agents) to increase the quantity and quality of international student enrolments at Douglas.

- Trains and communicates with education agents on a regular basis to ensure that the College's international admissions processes, programs, and procedures are understood and followed.

- Responds to all inquiries from students and agents in a timely manner.

- Develops and delivers client-focused publications and materials for student recruitment including PowerPoint presentations, regular webinars, and social media campaigns.

- Provides consultation services to the College regarding North Africa and The Middle East specific needs for recruitment and servicing.

- Works with International high schools in North Africa and The Middle East and attends their recruitment fairs.

- Seek opportunity for possible institutional partnerships between Douglas College and private or public post-secondary institutions in North Africa and The Middle East.

To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a related field from a recognized post-secondary educational institution plus two years' related work experience in post-secondary admissions, marketing and recruitment as it relates to international education. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
  • 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)
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills including an excellent working knowledge of the English language (written and verbal). Native Arabic speaker is required.
  • 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.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access). Familiarity working with Banner, ISP, Microsoft Office on Mac platforms, and with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM system (or similar system) would be an asset.
  • Experience with, and knowledge of contemporary web-based communication applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and tactfully communicate both verbally and in writing with the public, students, partners and College stakeholders.
  • 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.
  • Experience providing supervision and feedback to direct or in-direct reports, volunteers, and knowledge of supervisory practices and mentoring
  • Demonstrated ability to train others, as well as design and deliver training materials for external partners.
  • Experience presenting to small and large groups in informal and formal settings.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Well-developed planning, co-coordinating and organizational skills.
  • 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
  • Valid travel document for recruitment across North Africa and The Middle East regions.
  • 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 03/28/2024

    Close Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicant

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

    Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying.

    All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.

    Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https: // www. douglascollegecareers.ca/postings/12063

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  • Professional Association Website
  • Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICAN)
  • Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
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  • Job details

    Title

    International Marketing & Recruitment Specialist - MENA

    Employer

    Douglas College

    Location

    Canada

    Published

    March 29, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 02, 2025

    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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