The Beijing Global Gateway serves the University of Notre Dame’s faculty, students, and broader community of alumni, parents, and partners by facilitating programs and convening events that promote understanding, advance knowledge and cooperation, and address issues to serve the common good within a local, regional, and global context.
Located in the heart of the Chaoyang Embassy district and in close proximity to the Central Business District (CBD), many foreign embassies, government offices, international organizations, and multinational firms are within a few miles of the Beijing Global Gateway.
The Beijing Global Gateway is part of Notre Dame International’s network of Global Gateways located in Beijing, Dublin, Jerusalem, London, and Rome. For more information about Notre Dame International (NDI), please visit: international.nd.edu
About the Position
The Notre Dame Beijing Global Gateway (BGG) Executive Director is the senior permanent administrator responsible for overseeing the operations of the gateway and implementing NDI’s academic strategic plan in Beijing. The Executive Director is responsible for developing and managing academic programming and activities, finances and budgets, and gateway personnel. As the principal administrator in the gateway, the Executive Director works directly with Notre Dame International’s leadership team on strategic, academic, and financial planning. The Executive Director reports directly to the Associate Vice President.
• Provides leadership at the BGG and holds day-to-day decision-making authority on fiscal, programming, and policy matters • Ensures operational excellence by working with NDI’s senior management on the Gateway’s budget, operations, compliance • Directs and fosters the BGG’s staffing team who help to administer the BGG’s programming, events, and communications • Develops and enforces policies and procedures • Collaborates with NDI on operational and administrative functions of academic programs (e.g., space management, personnel issues, fiscal resources) • Leads development of partnerships and outreach to expand Notre Dame’s reputation in the community • Manages program budgets • Supervises internship and service-learning programs • Drives processes for resource and strategic planning for BGG • Serves as primary contact for the Incident Response Team in the event of emergencies
• Develops and manages the strategic priorities for the Beijing Global Gateway’s academic programs in alignment with Notre Dame International’s Strategic Plan • Manages and advances the University’s strategic academic partnerships with academic institutions and the private and public sectors in China • Develops distinctive and relevant programming that raises Notre Dame’s academic and intellectual profile within the region including seminars, research collaborations, conferences, lecture series, etc. • Collaborates with Notre Dame International and academic departments on organizing academic programs and activities in cooperation with the Gateway
Constituent Engagement • Advises and supports NDI in establishing and fostering partnerships and collaborations with regional universities, institutes, corporations, and ecclesial, governmental, and non-governmental organizations • Fosters the Notre Dame community in China by implementing programs of engagement with the community of alumni, parents, and friends • Work with NDI communication director and Academic Director in implementing communication strategies
Remuneration and benefits
The Executive Director position is a full-time contract position with remuneration and benefits that are commensurate with the candidate’s experience. The Executive Director will be hired by the Beijing Global Gateway and will not be an employee of the University of Notre Dame. Both foreign and Chinese nationals are welcome to apply.
Application and deadline
Deadline for applications is November 25, 2017. Applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter. The successful candidate would ideally start working in January 2018.
• A PhD or advanced professional degree • A track record of leadership and at least ten years of work experience • Native-level English and Chinese language skills and excellent interpersonal skills working with a multi-lingual and multi-cultural team • Experience working with higher education in both the United States and China • Demonstrated track record in international academic program development and management • Strong sense of character, integrity, and work ethic • Commitment to work and residence in Beijing
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against... veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).