Position Title:Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives
Department:Academic and Student Affairs, VP and Provost for
Reports To:Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Purpose of Position
Oversees and directs the University‚??s international studies programs, and coordinates Global initiatives. Assists the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs in planning, developing and achieving international studies goals in accord with the mission, goals and objectives of the University. Reports to the Provost and serves on the Dean‚??s Council. Works with the academic deans to: (1) develop international studies programs; (2) develop budgets and allocate resources to assure that international studies programs, international teaching and research programs, and related global initiatives flourish at the University; (3) facilitate international exchange faculty teaching and research programs; (4) plan and organize trips abroad for administrators, faculty members and students as part of the globalization mission of the University; and (5) evaluate outcomes. The Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives acts on behalf of the Provost in a variety of situations and is part of a dynamic University Academic Affairs office.
- In conjunction with the general goals of the University, develop and sustain a strategic plan for globalization and study abroad programs; conduct ongoing assessment of programs and services to ensure they are in conformance with the strategic plan and established practices.
- Formulates globalization and study abroad programmatic procedures; develops, in conjunction with the President, Provost, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, and deans, procedures to implement new programs and activities; interprets, advises and implements institutional procedures related to study abroad programs.
- Plans and organizes trips abroad for administrators, faculty and students as part of teaching/research exchange programs, Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC), and as part of the University’s globalization mission to expand teaching and research initiatives world-wide.
- Directs and manages daily administrative functions as they apply to globalization and study abroad programs; prepares the annual budget for each program and review income/expense, statistical and budget status reports.
- Informs the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs of financial status of programs and of problem areas for reporting, transfers and consistency purposes.
- Reviews all contracts and agreements, including program agreements for faculty.
- Supervises exempt, classified and student personnel assigned to Globalization and Study Abroad; coordinates and recommends hiring, dismissals and disciplinary actions; assigns work, establishes work priorities, and ensures deadlines are met; provides necessary staff training, and monitors leave reporting for staff.
- Develops, oversees and implements marketing strategies for globalization and study abroad programs, implements strategies for external fund raising activities and maintains and prepares reports.
- Promotes the globalization programs on campus and with outside organizations; represents globalization and study abroad programs at state and national levels, Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC), and the A&M System.
- Negotiates and prepares, with the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, and in consultation with the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and deans, exchange agreements and other related documents between A&M-Commerce and international partner universities and other entities.
- Interfaces with other departments on campus such as Student Employment, Financial Aid, Office of the Registrar, Student Affairs, Human Resources, and various academic colleges and departments to ensure that programmatic needs are being met.
- Maintains routine communication between partner institutions; develops professional relationships which will enhance overall program operations.
- Advises students interested in study abroad programs; coordinates selection of students for study abroad, provides orientation programs for study abroad students.
- Chairs the International Studies Scholarship committee.
- Develops and facilitates international faculty and scholar exchange programs.
Contributes to the effective team management of all relevant problems, issues and opportunities.
This job description shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the above duties. May temporarily perform other duties assigned to maintain operations and services.
Marginal Functions will vary with the specific assignment and depend on the particular unit or function for which the person is responsible. Consideration will be given on a case by case basis and reassignment of marginal duties will be made when appropriate.
Knowledge & Skill Requirements
Requires Doctoral degree. Must be academically qualified to hold a tenured or tenure-track faculty position. Significant academic administrative experience in higher education management capacity. Knowledge and experience in study abroad programs, scholar exchange programs, and globalization programs and issues. Ability to work with vice presidents, deans, department heads, faculty, staff, and students. Management and leadership ability to effectively direct a wide variety of globalization and study abroad programs and activities. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to understand and implement policies and procedures regarding fiscal, personnel, and academic matters. Ability to resolve conflict and create high performance teams. Strong work ethic, a high energy level, and a philosophy of shared governance and high standards or professional ethics and integrity. Ability to establish priorities and deal with numerous projects simultaneously. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to promote a collegial atmosphere. Commitment to diversity and belief in the value of all academic programs and units in the University.
Supervision of Personnel
Supervises Administrative Assistant for Globalization and Study Abroad programs.