The Organization

Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Langara College started in 1965 as part of Vancouver City College and in 1970, it opened its West 49th Avenue campus. On April 1, 1994, Langara College was established as an Independent public college under the Provincial College and Institute Act. Today, Langara is one of BC's leading undergraduate institutions providing University Studies, Career Studies, and Continuing Studies programs and courses to more than 21,000 students annually.Offering a breadth of accessible, high-quality programming as well as comprehensive student and employee support services, Langara provides experiential learning opportunities to help students achieve their personal, career, and educational goals. Collaborating with alumni, industry leaders, and the business community to develop and deliver improved educational services, the College continuously seeks efficiencies in teaching, learning, and educational support services through the ongoing improvement and modernization of business processes, IT systems, and physical spaces.Over the years, Langara has developed an extensive array of certificate, diploma, degree, and post-degree programs that broaden student horizons and train productive and engaged citizens. With over 130 credentials to choose from, including online courses, co-operative education, and degree partnerships, Langara provides an opportunity to its students to live unique, real-world experiences that equip them to succeed at work or further post-secondary study.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the President and as a member of the senior leadership team, the Vice-President has overall responsibility for the development, implementation, review and renewal of the College’s strategic plan. In addition to providing leadership in strategic planning, the Vice-President is also responsible for oversight of activities, operations and initiatives to achieve financial sustainability. The Vice-President is responsible for operations in six key areas: International Education, International Programs, Continuing Studies, Institutional Research, Communications and Marketing and, College Advancement (including Langara College Foundation).

The Vice-President, External Development is responsible for building on the College’s reputation and fostering recognition for the College nationally and internationally. S/he works to strengthen links with institutions and organizations, and to develop community relations and partnerships that support the College’s vision and strategic priorities. The incumbent is responsible for providing leadership and coordination for Langara’s international, non-traditional and revenue-generating educational initiatives; maximizing opportunities locally, nationally, regionally and internationally; and for liaising with and coordinating activities of College Advancement.

The Vice-President is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of all of the College’s internal and public-facing sponsorship and marketing strategies, marketing communications, international and public relations activities ensuring alignment of those activities with the College’s strategic and operational plans. The Vice-President also provides supports to College Advancement in planning and executing strategies aligned with the priorities of the College Foundation.

Within the institution, the Vice-President provides superior leadership skills and demonstrates organizational awareness, collegiality, and sound decision-making with a focus on building lasting student and community relationships. The ability to build strategic partnerships and ongoing collaboration with industry, government, international partners, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors is essential to this role.



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