Director of International Grants & Partnerships

Kennesaw, GA
Mar 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Director of International Grants & Partnerships (IGP) is responsible for assessing, developing and administering major international grants as well as overseeing outreach and compliance for international partnerships within the Division of Global Affairs. The Director of IGP reports to the Vice-Provost & Chief International Officer and serves as the administrative director for all major grants awarded to the Division of Global Affairs.

Under the direction of the Vice-Provost, the Director of IGP works collaboratively with affiliated faculty and staff to assess and pursue external grant opportunities in support of the Division of Global Affairs and leads administrative implementation of successful grant awards. The Director of IGP works collaboratively with staff in the KSU Office of Research and contract grant writers to address pre- and post-award development and reporting requirements for both new and existing grant programs.

The Division of Global Affairs is currently the recipient of several large-scale multiyear grant awards from the U.S. State Department -- including the Fulbright Gateway Orientation and the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative -- and has received more than $1 million in external funding awards since 2014. The Director of IGP is responsible for leading the administrative oversight of these existing grant programs as well as pursuing new grant funding opportunities.

The Director of IGP is also responsible for managing the development of new international partnership agreements and ensuring their compliance with university policies and procedures. The Director of IGP works with faculty, program directors and department chairs to guide and assess new international partnership proposals and make recommendations to the Vice-Provost & Chief International Officer for effective management of new and existing partnerships. The Director of IGP serves as the primary point of contact for international partnerships and works with the local Atlanta Consular Corps to engage local partners and oversee the Division of Global Affairs' Consular Connect Program, which brings Consuls General to the Kennesaw State Campus for formal lectures, meetings and remarks. The Director is also responsible with supporting special projects/tasks and other duties as assigned by the Vice-Provost & Chief International Officer.

As part of the background check process, this position WILL require a satisfactory Consumer Credit check and MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) as a condition of employment. See and for policy guidelines.

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.

Minimum qualification: Bachelor's degree and 5+ years comparable/related experience; management/supervisory skills are required.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working in a university environment
  • Experience teaching in a university or international programs environment
  • Experience with international grants and programming
  • Experience with international education and program development
  • Experience with international university partnerships and exchange agreements
  • Experience with the Atlanta consular corps and external outreach
  • Experience managing program budgets and personnel
  • Experience with innovative and entrepreneurial educational program development and design; particularly for international students