The Univeristy of Texas at Austin is currently looking for a Deputy Director for Administration/GlobalEngagement and Strategy. This role will 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.
About The University of Texas, Austin
The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 21,000 faculty and staff, 16 colleges and schools and over 52,000 students.
The university’s reach goes far beyond the borders of the main campus with satellite campuses and research centers across Texas, including the J.J. Pickle Research Campus, the Marine Science Institute, the McDonald Observatory, the Montopolis Research Center and the Brackenridge tract.
With an enrollment of 11,000 students and more than 3,500 master’s and doctor’s degrees awarded annually, the graduate school is a national leader in graduate degrees awarded and one of the largest graduate schools in the nation.
More than 8,700 bachelor’s degrees are awarded annually in more than 170 fields of study and 100 majors.
The university has one of the most diverse student populations in the country and is a national leader in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to minority students.
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