Assistant Vice Provost for International Affairs & Executive Director of International Initiatives

Riverside, CA
May 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

Commensurate with Experience

Position Information
The Assistant Vice Provost for International Affairs (AVPIA) is responsible for implementing international strategy initiatives and developing effective collaborations with campus partners in line with the internationalization vision of the Vice Provost (VP) for International Affairs and the University. The AVPIA works closely with the VP as well as directors of units in the International Affairs (IA) to ensure alignment between IA activities and University goals, provides administrative oversight and guidance for IA reporting units including International Students and Scholars (ISS) and Education Abroad and the central business and communications units in IA. Oversees international education outreach and evaluation and oversees the development of international partnership agreements. Assists the VP in providing functional alignment and support to the UCR overseas Strategic Partners, University Extension and the Area Studies initiative. As directed by the Vice Provost, the AVPIA of International Initiatives will provide university-wide leadership for University of California Riverside's international activities, develop a strategic vision, and coordinate with academic and service units in order to execute activities in line with the university international agenda. In this key role, the AVPIA will provide visionary leadership to advance the existing international educational programs and initiatives, coordinate and support international agreements between UCR faculty, colleges, schools and other international institutions, and develop innovative new plans for international programs and activities. The AVPIA will also work with other units to enhance international recruitment efforts; and based on curriculum alignment, seek collaborations with other global educational institutions in order to develop research and learning opportunities for both faculty and students abroad. Lastly, in collaboration with International Affairs communications manager, the AVPIA will work to enhance the University's global brand through education activities that help prepare students to thrive in a global environment. The successful candidate will be significantly involved in all international student's recruitment and admission efforts; collaborate with other University offices to assist with visa and immigration issues; work closely with education abroad units as well as with academic units in the University to enhance UCR's presence as a global brand.

Minimum Requirements
Demonstrated consulting, relationship building, and strategic thinking skills.
Broad knowledge of organizational processes, protocols and procedures.
Proven leadership abilities to establish department goals, and motivate and influence others to achieve.
Broad knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; accounting and payroll.
Broad knowledge of the organizational environment of higher education and large research universities to understand client priorities, issues, motivations and constraints.
Proven ability to establish mission and goals at the macro-level; to lead staff to develop goals in alignment with mission.
Ability to work with broad constituents including government agencies, alumni, donors, international dignitaries, and academic leaders.
Ability to evaluate and analyze data and information to identify patterns, trends, and relationships.
Knowledge of research and survey techniques with the ability to compile statistical data and develop reports.
Demonstrated advanced skills in oral and written communication, and public speaking skills. Demonstrated ability to express ideas clearly and convincingly. Demonstrated skills to identify issues and communicate them to the correct audience, using appropriate methods.
Demonstrated ability to independently develop ideas and present them in the form of written proposals.
Demonstrated ability to effectively establish professional relationships with representatives of premier industrial and government organizations, both national and international.
Demonstrated skill in MS office software, including MS Word, Excel, Access, email, as well as Internet browsing. Knowledge and experience in creating spreadsheets, tables, reports, and databases to store and extract information as needed.
Competency in other languages with preference for spoken and written Mandarin.

Preferred Qualifications
Broad knowledge of the legal constraints and opportunities for higher education in the State of California and through Federal programs and regulations.

Extensive knowledge of University of California policies and procedures related to functional area.

Leadership skills in international engagement, international student recruitment and support, and multicultural communication.

An understanding of global issues and the impact those issues have on international education.

A working knowledge of current national and international enrollment management practices for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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