Director of International Development

Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
15 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of International Development

Global engagement is central to the strategy that has delivered outstanding success for Coventry. It prioritises the quality and diversity of education in an international context, the creation of unrivalled student mobility opportunities and enhancement through international engagement, the delivery of learning experiences with partners internationally, and the undertaking of research with impact on a global basis.

The recently refreshed International Strategy will build further on its sector leading position for global engagement.

Within this the International Office is responsible for leading delivery on the international recruitment pillar. It is a fast-paced, market-orientated, international business unit responsible for the recruitment of all non-UK students – which this year will be over 8,000 from overseas plus more than 3,500 from mainland Europe. It has supported a more than fourfold increase in international student enrolment over the last 10 years through innovative thinking, detailed planning, efficiency improvements, and a significant presence in major markets. As a result Coventry is the third largest recruiter
of international students and has recently been granted the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

Coventry is seeking a strategically minded Director of International Development to lead the International Office.

Reporting to the DVC (International), s/he will take on a job quite unlike any other in the sector in terms of pace, scale and opportunity. This is a large, complex and hugely exciting leadership role shaping the approach to international recruitment well into the next decade.

Applications are invited by no later than Tuesday 3rd April 2018.

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