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University of British Columbia
Vice President, External Relations

 The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. UBC attracts, nurtures and engages 70,757 students from 160 countries on two major campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna. With a $3.4B budget, research funding at $773M, 18,953 faculty and staff, 375,000+ alumni, this is Canada’s second largest university and recently recognized as North America’s most international university.

Working with your Associate Vice Presidents and Directors, you will see the big picture and ensure that all of your groups are aligned with the University’s strategic plan, Shaping UBC’s Next Century. Adept and experienced at government relations, you will show a strategic and collaborative approach to partnership with Federal, Provincial, Municipal and First Nations governments. Skilled in communications, marketing and issues management, you will demonstrate passion and be an advocate for the learning and research mission of the University. You will bring practiced expertise to planning, budgeting and policy development. In addition to an advanced university degree, you have experience bringing positive change to a large, multi-faceted portfolio.

The targeted salary range for this position is $290,000 – $350,000 annually, supplemented by a competitive total rewards package.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. The University welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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