Essential Functions: The Associate Director, Academic, of the Office of International Programs implements the plans, policies and procedures in support of international education programming efforts at Wayne State University. Working with administration and faculty, the Associate Director will promote multiple aspects of international education as part of the WSU mission to prepare our students to be globally minded students who can positively impact local and global communities. Key to this will be increasing opportunities and support for students and faculty to engage globally, cultivating and expanding the university's global network, developing and promoting programs such as global virtual exchanges/COIL Fulbright, and other international exchange programs, and recruiting a diverse international student body. Specifically, the Associate Director's job responsiblities will include: Manage international partnerships and programs. Assemble materials and provide analysis to support the Associate Vice President in decisions related to new partnerships and agreements and work with schools and colleges to facilitate their international activities and ensure processes of developing, reviewing, and maintaining partnerships and agreements are streamlined and supported. Promote and support WSU faculty participation in the Fulbright Scholar Program, including liaising with collaborating agencies, recruitment, support during the application process, and tracking participation and outcomes.Proactively identify and develop funding and revenue generation opportunities for international programs. Write grant proposals and work with other staff to develop budgets. Evaluate and communicate opportunities for international programs, facilitate collaboration across WSU schools/colleges and departments.Cultivate and maintain relationships with appropriate federal and international agencies and foundations. Contribute to OIP communication strategy and plan, including writing, editing, and updating copy for website, social media, and print materials to promote OIP activities, targeted programs, and results. Manage process to collect and disseminate data on campus-wide international activities and programs, including faculty travel, institutional partnerships, and outcomes of various initiatives.Support international recruitment initiatives, including participating in international recruitment fairs, both virtual and in-person.Identify and cultivate linkages to and partnerships with international organizations, particularly those in the Metropolitan Detroit area. Plan and coordinate the visits of international delegations to the WSU campus as well as official WSU international trips. Administer all protocol activities related to the visits of international guests and visitors to Wayne State.Manage a wide range of special projects and other assignments in OIP, requiring the ability to track all aspects of these efforts simultaneously and with little supervision.
Qualifications: Qualifications:Master's/advanced degree in a related field.Experience at an accredited university or four-year college, with a minimum of 5 years experience in international education. Experience in the administration of university-wide programs, including managing a diverse constituency (both academic and non-academic). Public relations and fundraising experience, including experience in working with public agencies and private foundations. Experience in grant/contract writing particularly in areas related to international education. Familiarity with federally-sponsored educational and cultural exchange programs.Preference given to candidates with personal experience of living outside the United States, fluency in a language other than English, and academic achievements in the area of international studies.Organizational Skills - Demonstrated capacity for multi-tasking, flexibility in the face of changing priorities, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.Leadership - Proven ability to foster collaborations across diverse constituencies in a large academic institution and inspire confidence and motivate groups to collectively meet common objectives, and strong experience in participatory leadership.Results Orientation - Demonstrated strong skills and a track record for sustained measurement of program outcomes, ability to work independently and with and through others to achieved desired results.Management Skills - Outstanding problem solving abilities, combined with an understanding of systems, details, and tactical implementation. Demonstrated success in grant-writing, program development, and budget oversight.Communications Skills - Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills with the ability to effectively manage a variety of relationships with various stakeholders.
Internal Number: 76_208637
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.