Pursue a Career at Polytechnique Montreal


Job Reference Number:  21-DD-3
Posting/Closing Date:  January 25, 2021 to February 25, 2021
Workplace:  Principal Pavilion
Department or Service:  University Executive


Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal today welcomes over 9,500 students and relies on the expertise of over 1,500 professorial and professional staff with a wide variety of qualifications. Polytechnique Montréal promotes excellence and creativity, and the core values of integrity, collaboration, respect, openness, and diversity guide the institution’s actions. Recognized as one of Montreal’s best employers, it has received Silver Parity Certification from the Women in Governance organization, and offers excellent work conditions, in particular by fostering employees’ work-life balance and well-being.

Polytechnique Montréal is deeply committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion. Accordingly, Polytechnique encourages women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous individuals, and persons with disabilities to apply. Accommodations can be provided based on candidate needs.

Applying to Polytechnique is a move to an enriching career, full of opportunity.

Located on Mount Royal, an exceptional setting in the heart of Montreal, Polytechnique is a world-renowned engineering university, excelling in cutting edge multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral research involved locally, nationally, and internationally, and is equally known for its top-tier training at all academic levels. An active advocate for sustainable development, Polytechnique has been certified Gold by the STARS organization. Polytechnique is known for its innovative approach, and its active role in technological, economic, and social development.


POINT's mission is to ensure the creation, coordination, and implementation of Polytechnique Montréal's internationalization strategy. The latter mission includes building and maintaining an international profile based on Polytechnique Montréal’s unique expertise in education, research, university administration, and overall innovation. To strengthen notoriety, affirm leadership, and increase appeal, Polytechnique Montréal International has three (3) international priorities:

  • Develop partnerships with leading institutions around the world that share its values, in order to make real its vision of becoming a world-class institution;
  • Build a Polytechnique-specific identity which is recognized beyond the Francophonie, via establishment of a network with international institutions par excellence;
  • Position Polytechnique Montréal among the best and leading technological universities in the world.


The successful candidate will lead the deployment of POINT's strategy internationally, and will be responsible for leadership, as well as guiding a team of specialized international development advisers.


  • Manage the human resources of their team. Establish priorities and provide the coaching required to reach goals. Assess and verify their team’s work, and make any necessary corrections, manage developmental needs as per operational priorities, and promote personnel skills development;
  • Contribute to positive work relations and promote the development of healthy, respectful relations, as well as the maintenance of a positive work environment within teams under their jurisdiction;
  • Is responsible for the strategic development, administration, and management of draft agreements and inter-institutional contracts at the international level. Is also responsible for the development of student and faculty mobility programs between Polytechnique Montréal and other foreign universities;
  • Advise, strategically, Polytechnique's University Executive, services, departments, and other divisions, to establish international partnerships;
  • Propose and identify strategic alliances opportunities and establish new partnerships;
  • Identify and evaluate funding possibilities for Polytechnique Montréal’s international activities and for its targeted partners via external sources;
  • Collaborate closely with organizations responsible for establishing international university rankings;
  • See to the development of relations with the Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montréal, to cultivate links with alumni abroad and assist them in their role of as the institution’s ambassador.



  • Graduate-level University degree in an appropriate discipline.


  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience in international or intergovernmental relations, as well as experience directing international development activities, in connection with the higher educational sector, in industry, or in economic promotion, if possible in the context of diplomatic missions abroad (preferably in the English-speaking world.)

Areas of Expertise

  • Relational skills to represent Polytechnique Montréal nationally and internationally, and to establish links at the highest level (ex: leaders, university leaders, ministers, ambassadors, company heads, etc.);
  • Inter-professional skills to establish and maintain quality links with Polytechnique’s teaching and non-teaching community;
  • Relational skills to cultivate and obtain collaboration within foreign contact networks, for the establishment of national and international partnerships;
  • Excellent knowledge of institutional programs related to internationalization;
  • French and English fluency, both written and oral. Knowledge of other languages considered ​an asset;
  • Facility in terms of promoting educational and research activities in universities;
  • Ability to work in a team, and manage high-level professional resources;
  • Possess excellent verbal and oral communication skills.


Polytechnique offers overall compensation commensurate with skills, as well as competitive benefits: comprehensive group health insurance, competitive pension plan, dynamic quality of work-life and professional development opportunities, flexible summer schedule, etc.


Full time, 5 days a week.


If this position is of interest to you, please send your application via email to: srh-candidatures@polymtl.ca.

Application deadline: February 25th, 2021 at 5 p.m.