Coventry University is forward thinking, proactive and unique institution which is undertaking a huge transformation; one that is seeing the University significantly rise in a number of UK and Worldwide Higher Education league tables. Our strategy to 2030 and beyond will enhance our position as a leading provider of innovative education - globally.
We have partnerships with academic institutions around the world, giving international students the opportunity to study a Coventry University qualification in their own country. We operate teaching programmes abroad for over c.21,000 students.
Coventry University is now one of the leading UK study destinations for international students, and a leading provider of Transnational Education (TNE).
Who We Are
The Academic Partnership Unit (APU) at Coventry University works across the University Group to identify, develop and support academic collaborations between Coventry University and its growing partner network, both in the UK and around the world. Providing extensive support to our partners, the APU primarily helps to facilitate the development, management and delivery of academic programmes jointly with overseas education providers.
Our team is part way towards achieving a growth phase that includes the realisation of ambitious targets for further expanding the scale of our activity, and enhancing still further our position as a leading university in the delivery of TNE.
To achieve further growth and increase our presence worldwide, we are looking to appoint a
Associate Director (Partnership Operations) with proven track record of managing complex partner accounts and operations
Who You Are
As a member of the Senior Leadership team, reporting into the Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor International (APVCI) and accountable to the Director, Academic Partnerships (APU) you will provide leadership to the Partnership Management Team to deliver the APU business plan and broader strategic objectives. Ensuring operational policies, procedures and operational support mechanisms are in place to drive optimisation of academic, operational and financial returns, and that partners remain complaint with the regulatory frameworks in which APU operate.
A highly enthusiastic and entrepreneurial professional, you will flourish in this role if you can display the following qualities:
• Have a proven track record of successfully developing international partnerships, preferably in education
• Able to demonstrate knowledge of compliance mechanisms
• Evidence of developing and implementing strategic development plans along with strong project management skills and financial planning
• Skilled negotiator and networker with exemplary internal and external relationship management skills.
• Strong management and team leadership qualities
• Willingness to travel overseas as/when required
For further information on the role please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached.
Coventry University offer a wide range of benefits including agile working scheme, competitive holiday allowance, pension and bonus scheme.