The Director of University Relations is on the frontlines of accurately communicating the CaseIT and SFU Beedie School of Business brand to international competitors and faculty advisors, which includes delivering an exceptional first and last impression for CaseIT’s 20th Anniversary. This individual is a strong, articulate communicator both in writing and in-person, and can ease the international guests’ transition into the city for CaseIT 2023. Through this, they will develop long-term relationships with global stakeholders ensuring their potential future involvement with CaseIT.

Commitment required:

  • Term duration is from June 2022 to June 2023
  • Must attend the CaseIT 2023 Onboarding on June 23, 2022 from 7-8 PM
  • Must attend CaseIT 2022 Organizing Committee, & Portfolio Meetings (2-3 hours per week) from June 2022 to March 2023
  • Attendance mandatory during CaseIT 2023 Competition Week from February 20-25, 2023

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Obtain a diverse selection of competing universities by researching national and international business schools, including those with MIS/IT/IS faculties or programs 
  • Secure 20 universities to emphasize CaseIT’s 20th anniversary  
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Portfolio to design the CaseIT 2023 University Information Package
  • Collaborate with the Competition Execution Portfolio to enhance competitor experience by generating innovative ideas to increase engagement throughout competition week
  • Build external excitement prior to CaseIT 2023 by communicating relevant and timely competition information and updates
  • Compile and consolidate university, faculty advisor, and competitor stakeholder details
  • Demonstrate clear communication with competing stakeholders to foster strong relationships
  • Create a consistent competitor experience by overseeing the roles and responsibilities of Team Hosts prior to and during CaseIT 2023
  • Prepare and execute productive training sessions that relay clear expectations, responsibilities, and resources to Team Hosts
  • Develop long-term relationships with competing universities to pipeline future involvement and attendance
  • Assist with ad hoc tasks throughout competition week as given

Qualifications include:

  • Excellent attention to detail, organization, and time management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication with stakeholders
  • Moderate competencies in Microsoft Excel
  • Leadership experience is an asset
  • Previous case competition experience is an asset
  • Previous experience in corporate relations is an asset

Successful completion of this role provides:

  • An opportunity to build professional national and international relationships
  • Ability to adapt communication skills toward varied cultural backgrounds
  • Proven capabilities in recruiting, managing, and motivating a team to execute a successful event
  • Improved professional correspondence skills


If you have any inquiries or concerns about Director recruitment, please do not hesitate to contact the CaseIT 2023 Management Team at