Manage the Senior Vice Provost’s communications and work closely with high level university administrators, personnel from other University departments, and international stakeholders. This position will oversee strategic initiatives and high-profile global engagement programs, manage the flow of projects, and engage as a critical member of the Senior Vice Provost’s strategic leadership team.
Stand in for the Senior Vice Provost as requested for both internal and external meetings, domestically and internationally. Accurately reflect the Senior Vice Provost’s position in internal/external meetings and discussions to help drive understanding and move decision-making forward. Provide independent analysis and judgment in prioritizing situations needing attention and take steps to ensure projects are moved forward and tracked for progress through completion. Identify information proactively that has the potential to be impactful and elevate issues along with resolution options to the Senior Vice Provost, in a timely manner. Responsible for establishing and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with stakeholders and partners across the university and abroad. Demonstrate strong organizational and interpersonal savvy, as well as emotional intelligence. Perform appropriate research for special projects as determined by the senior vice provost and be responsible for drafting of documents, review, development, and implementation. Assume leadership of special projects and initiatives, as appropriate. Scope, plan and execute often quick-turnaround projects with limited outside assistance. Oversee transfer of projects to other stakeholders, as appropriate. Serve as a member of the Senior Vice Provost’s strategic leadership team. Assist the Senior Vice Provost with development and management of short- and long-term goals, objectives and strategic initiatives. Lead and serve on portfolio and university committees, as necessary. Responsible for establishing and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with stakeholders, student leaders and campus partners.
Master's degree in a relevant field with at least 6 years of experience working in a complex organization (higher education, government, or NGO). Sustained experience working with a diverse array of university constituents in a collegial and effective manner. Deep understanding of intercultural communication and cultural competency. Demonstration of the following skills: organizational savvy and political acumen, operational functions, problem-solving, impeccable communication (oral and written), decision-making and critical thinking, ability to manage multiple priorities, plan and coordinate; organizational change management, producing results, relationship management, and collaboration. Strong background developing and managing strategic stakeholder communications efforts. Near native/native fluency in a language other than English. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Doctorate degree in relevant field with more than 10 years of experience successfully functioning in comparable roles within higher education. Experience working in the area of global strategy and/or international engagement, with a broader knowledge of higher education institutions to include government affairs, student affairs, academic compliance, and administrative operations, among others. Experience living and/or working abroad.
Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.
Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Employment Eligibility Verification:
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.
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Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.
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