After months of strategic planning efforts, the University of Wyoming has determined that a new approach to global engagement, including international experiences for its students and recruiting and retention of international students, is needed. As a result, the University has reorganized functional responsibility for global affairs and seeks an innovative, energetic leader to build and lead its efforts. Reporting to the Provost, the newly-created position, Associate Vice Provost for the Global Engagement Office (AVP-GEO), will establish the Global Engagement Office at the University and provide leadership for the University to be a leader in global education. The Associate Vice Provost will serve as a strong leader and innovator who can motivate diverse stakeholders across the institution in achieving its global education objectives. This position will provide leadership and coordination in building a new organization that is consistent with the goals, mission, and resources of the University.
Lead global initiatives at the university-wide level to ensure that UW meets its strategic mission related to internationalization and global engagement.
Lead the teams in the International Students and Scholars Office, the UW Study Abroad Office, the English Language Center, and the UW International Academic English Program.
Lead the University’s efforts in global and internationalization strategic planning, visioning, and implementation.
Provide strategic direction and active stewardship in fund-raising and external relations.
Lead the University’s international relations, and acting as lead liaison with colleges, schools, departments, corporate, federal, and state partners on global and international initiatives.
Lead the charge to internationalize the curriculum.
Provide strategic leadership and relationship-building to enhance international opportunities for faculty, students, staff, including study, research, and internships abroad as well as global engagement opportunities in Wyoming and across the United States.
With the AVP for Enrollment Management, identify trends in and support for international student undergraduate and graduate student recruiting, retention, and success (including college-prep English Language).
Act as the liaison with Risk Management and International Travel Review Committee for Strategic Global Risk Management.
Identify and enhance global engagement opportunities for UW.
PhD preferred (equivalent related experience or other doctoral degree will be considered).
Ten or more years of significant related experience and progressive leadership responsibilities in an international office, global education function, or related field.
Experience in academic management in a higher education setting.
Budgetary and fiscal management experience.
Significant experience supervising and collaborating with faculty and professional staff.
Strong cultural diplomacy and literacy.
Strong interpersonal skills, collegiality, and the ability to handle confidential information with exceptional judgment and discretion.
Ability to travel approximately 15%, mainly for global partnership development and fundraising.
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
Fundraising and stewardship experience (or interest in).
Ability to support staff and faculty to promote cultural change and foster an environment of continuous improvement.
Knowledge or experience in student recruitment, effective marketing strategies, faculty engagement, research and learning abroad.
Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills.
Ability to address conflicting demands, to prioritize, and to make data-based decisions.
Ability to be forward thinking, anticipating and effectively responding to all matters influencing enrollment.
Ability to motivate staff and foster collaboration across diverse groups of constituents.
Ability to provide a foundation for successful, high-integrity relationships.
External partnerships that support international relations.
Pedagogy, curricular mapping, and working with educational systems abroad.
Why Consider the Opportunity?
Resources. UW is a well-resourced institution with state of the art facilities and a beautiful, well-maintained campus.
Influence. This role has a high degree of autonomy and impact. UW embraces global engagement and encourages and supports students, faculty, and staff involvement in global education. Wyoming itself has a strong tradition of global engagement through a significant international trade portfolio. Enthusiastic partners across the state and campus will be easy to find. UW currently has $10M in endowments that support student international experiences.
Environment. Warm, collegial, supportive people and work environment.
Leadership. Dr. Laurie Nichols joined UW as President in May 2016. The university community is very excited about her vision for the institution. Dr. Kate Miller joined Dr. Nichols’ team as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in August 2016, and has brought an entrepreneurial approach to student success to the institution.
Compensation: Highly competitive salary and solid benefits package including a retirement benefit that features a state contribution of 14.565% of an employee’s gross salary.
Location: Located in Laramie, Wyoming, a town of more than 30,800 and a unique blend of sophistication and western hospitality, UW not only provides an environment for success but also offers varied academic and lifestyle opportunities. Laramie is a great place to live and work as it boasts a low cost of living, low property taxes and no personal state income tax. The area offers incredible outdoor recreational opportunities, an eclectic downtown area and a great public school system.
The University of Wyoming, in consultation with Summit Search Solutions, will review application materials as they are received. While applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, interested parties are encouraged to apply by October 27th.
To apply online, go to http://highereddecisions.com/sss and select this vacancy. Please submit a PDF version of your curriculum vitae and letter of interest upon application. All applications and nominations will be held in confidence.
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.
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