Purpose of Position

The development and implementation of NCI’s international student recruitment and institutional collaboration strategy.

Reporting to:

The Vice President Academic Affairs & Research

Key Relationships:

  • The President
  • Marketing Director
  • Deans of Schools
  • Vice Deans of Schools
  • Registrar

Key Responsibilities:


  • Lead the development of a comprehensive international revenue generation strategy that will deliver:
  • NCI’s revenue targets and ambitions for international development.
  • Entry into new and emerging international markets.
  • A sustainable international sales channel network that will deliver target revenues from each territory.
  • Long-term relationships and collaborative agreements with international institutions and agents.
  • Delivering on relevant actions detailed in both the institutional and academic strategies. 
  • Lead and work with NCI’s Schools of Business and Computing and Student Services to develop coherent structures, processes and supports for international student integration and assimilation.
  • Work with NCI’s Schools of Business and Computing and Student Services to ensure clear accountabilities and service levels to students, agents and partner institutions.
  • Contributing to the identification and development of international collaborations and partnerships.
  • ERASMUS+ programme and identify and build strong working relationships with key international institutions as part of the Erasmus+ programme.
  • Present regular strategy and performance updates to NCI’s Executive Board and Governing Body (Non-Executive Board)


  • Planning and implementation of NCI’s international revenue generation plan.
  • Management of NCI’s international sales activity.
  • The development of annual budgets and marketing/sales strategies for each market in line with the college strategic objectives. 
  • Setting, delivery and regular monitoring of budgets, Team and Department KPI’s/metrics and update of this budget into periodic forecasts as required.
  • Work with NCI international staff to ensure proactive and high-quality relationship management of international agents and partners.
  • Ensure high-quality relationships and open lines of communication with all relevant state bodies, including the Department of Justice, Irish Embassies abroad, international embassies in Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, other relevant Ministers, Government Departments and Civil Servants.
  • Make regular visits to NCI’s existing and emerging markets in order to manage sales performance in existing territories and to establish strategy and structures in new and emerging territories.


  • Management of NCI international team, both in Ireland and abroad.
  • The coaching and development of the team to ensure that the appropriate resources and skills are in place to achieve the revenue targets and growth ambitions.
  • Ensure that NCI’s international strategy is well-communicated and understood internally, and that there is a strong alignment with all key stakeholders including Schools and Departments.

Key Attributes and Experience: 


  • Proven international revenue generation and/or exceptional sales experience
  • Proven track record of strategic development and successful strategy implementation
  • Business and Sales channel development experience
  • Experience within the international education sector would be an advantage


  • Proven leadership skills with a track record of team, individual and personal development 
  • Proven track record of achievement with high energy and drive
  • Strong communications skills including inter-cultural sensitivity
  • Strong writing, spreadsheet and presentation skills
  • Strong commercial acumen and analytical skills allied to strategic thinking
  • Proven experience of significant regular international business travel
  • Collaborative approach with good team-working skills


  • A relevant degree qualification is desirable but not an absolute requirement for a candidate with the right experience and attributes

Full-time, permanent position 


€95k per annum (Executive band)


Bonus structure in place  

Annual Leave: 

27 Days per annum pro rata


Full time

Application Process:

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV both in PDF format ONLY, quoting reference number:

NCI1003 to: recruitment@ncirl.ie  by 5:00 pm, 3rd October 2022.

Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to the Director - International Development  are based on the current stated role and objectives of the College. These functions and responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives of the College.

The successful applicant will be subject to Garda Vetting and must not have any convictions under the Sex Offenders Act 2001.

The Importance of Confidentiality

We would like to assure you that protecting confidentiality is our number one priority. You can expect that all enquires, applications and all aspects of the proceedings are treated as strictly confidential and are not disclosed to anyone, outside those directly involved in that aspect of the process.

Candidates' Obligations

In submitting a completed Curriculum Vitae and supporting documentation, candidates are declaring:

  • That all the particulars furnished in their application are true and correct without omission and that they are aware of the qualifications and particulars for this position.
  • That to the best of their knowledge that there is nothing in relation to their conduct, character or personal background of any nature that would adversely affect the position of trust in which they would be placed by virtue of this appointment.
  • Their irrevocable consent to NCI making such enquiries as deemed necessary in respect of their suitability for the post in respect of which their application is made.
  • Their acceptance and confirmation of the entitlement of NCI, as appropriate to, reject their application, or to terminate their employment (in the event of a contract of employment having been entered into on foot of this competition) if they have omitted to furnish NCI with any information relevant to their application or their continued employment or where they have made any false statement or misrepresentation relevant to this application or their continuing employment with the College. #

Candidates should note that they may be required to submit documentary evidence in support of any particulars given by them in their application for the post.

Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 and the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 to 2014 as amended

Data collected for the purposes of recruitment activities

NCI conducts recruitment processes to fill vacancies within the college. When applying for these competitions applicants are asked to submit a range of documents, e.g., a completed application form, CV and/or a personal statement or cover letter. For the purposes of recruitment activities, we will not collect any personal data that we do not need to assess your candidature for a role with us.

Legal Basis for Processing

NCI ’s legal basis for the processing of this data is a combination of individual consent, contractual necessity and legal obligations.

Withdrawal of Consent

Applicants can withdraw their consent for the processing of their personal data at any time by notifying the College. It is important to note that withdrawal of consent prior to the completion of the process will be considered as a withdrawal of the application.

What we do with your data

People who are directly employed by NCI and are based in Ireland process all the personal data collected for both recruitment and HR purposes.


HR draft up the shortlisting documents and provide the initial screening to determine if a person meets the essential criteria of the competition. A shortlisting panel is generally made up of two senior grade staff members from the relevant department for which the role is being recruited.

Sharing of your data

Where you have been successfully shortlisted for a post, each interview panel member will be furnished with a copy of the relevant information of those who will be attending interview in order that they can review applications in advance of the interview process. All such information will be returned to NCI and shredded following the competition process. Some of the interview panel will be external interviewers, who are not employees of NCI but are engaged for the purpose and are strictly subject to the rules and policies of the College.


Applicants can request and receive access to their data at any time and can request and receive a copy of this data, in electronic/transferable format.


Applicants can request the data held be erased. In this case, the application for a position is considered withdrawn.


Applicants can have any incorrect information corrected.

Objection / Withdraw

Applications can object to this information being processed and/or can request to withdraw from the application process


Applicants can make a complaint to our internal Information Governance and Data Protection Officer

NCI Information Governance and Data Protection Officer

National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1

Tel (Direct): + 353 1 4498 523 ; Tel (Reception): + 353 1 4498 500

And/or make a complaint to the relevant authority

Data Protection Commission, 21 Fitzwilliam Square South, Dublin 2, D02 RD28

Tel: +353 (0) 761 104 800

National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and is a Member of the Athena SWAN Charter. NCI is committed to serving our diverse community and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

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