Associate Vice President, International Programs

Dahlonega, GA
Jun 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Vice President, International Programs

Position Number: 53000101

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Dahlonega

General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for an Associate Vice President for International Programs. The Director for the Center for Global Engagement serves as the Senior International Officer of the Institution. It is his/her responsibility to facilitate and coordinate comprehensive internationalization across the campus, manage the CGE professional staff, and to supervise overseas partnerships, which fit within the strategic directions of the university.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Associate Vice President will:
  • Serve as the Senior International Officer for the institution and represents UNG as system level, state level and national level meetings regarding international education.
  • Coordinate internationalization across campus in accordance with UNG's Strategic Goals and International Plan and works with units across the campus to develop international education opportunities on and off campus for faculty, staff, students and the community.
  • Support and facilitate Office of Leadership and Global Engagement new initiatives and programs.
  • Manage departments 10600, 10500, 15000 and 20000 and all agency accounts and acts as the signatory authority on all accounts related to study abroad programming.
  • Be responsible for the administration and maintenance of all MOU's with overseas partners. Creates and implements study abroad policies and procedures assuring that they fall within Board of Regents guideline and best practices across the field. Facilitates the provision of course equivalencies and credit for study abroad, international internships and service learning opportunities and serves as instructor of record for all UNG study abroad courses.
  • Be the official point of contact for risk and crisis management decisions regarding study abroad and international students and creates policy to minimize institutional liability in international education.
  • Supervise the SEVIS PDSO (Primary Designated School Official) and work to assure that all international students remain in compliance with US immigration law and supervises international student programming and international scholar support services.
  • Manage CGE professional office staff on Gainesville and Dahlonega campuses. Coordinate immigration and marketing/promotions of UNG English language programs with Center for Language Education (CLE) and international partnerships with universities and institutions around the globe.
  • Coordinate travel, protocol, meetings and arrangements for visiting international delegations and outgoing UNG international visits. Coordinate CGE marketing and promotions through social media, advertising, news stories, and print materials. Represent CGE at state, regional, and national conferences. Coordinate CGE programs with Academic Affairs, Business Office, Legal Affairs, University Relations, Foundation and Institutional Effectiveness. Promote UNG opportunities through grants and scholarship applications.
  • Coordinate and manage military international programs.
  • Assist with recruitment and promotion for dual enrollment participation in Summer Language Institutes.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must have an understanding of professional military education requirements

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Terminal Degree. International Affairs, Foreign Languages or related fields preferred
  • Significant prior administrative leadership experience.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Special Instructions to Applicants: The successful candidate must be able to pass a background check which will include a credit check. Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.


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