AVP, Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses
The Assistant Vice President (AVP) of International Affairs for the Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses (EAOC) Division provides strategic leadership for Temple's university-wide study abroad efforts, coordinates/supports Temple's overseas campuses activities and programs, and oversees all major administrative aspects of the EAOC Division. This position reports to the Vice President for International Affairs and is a member of the leadership team working on the university's internationalization initiatives.
The Office of Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses is responsible for Temple students' participation in study abroad and supports its overseas campuses and programs. The AVP provides leadership and operational oversight for all aspects of the study abroad programs and works collaboratively with the overseas campus deans and university schools and colleges to advance the unit's mission. The AVP leads a staff of 10 professionals, and has personnel, budget and planning responsibilities for the unit.
The successful candidate will have a passion for student success and experience in developing and implementing study abroad programs. They should have a demonstrated record of accomplishment leading international efforts at higher education institutions and be an experienced manager and problem solver. The candidate should have experience with international risk management and crisis response, and possess excellent interpersonal, business, collaboration and negotiating skills. They are expected to be adept at building relationships with academic and administrative stakeholders, and able to represent Temple University to external constituencies in the U.S. and abroad. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Master's degree and at least 7 years' experience in international education. Experience should include developing and implementing study abroad programs, leading international efforts at higher education institutions, managing international risk and crisis response, and managing professional staff. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Preferred: A PhD or advanced terminal degree.
Required Skills & Abilities: * Demonstrated leadership in developing strategic vision and accomplishing goals
* Ability to travel and represent Temple University to external constituencies in the U.S. and abroad
* Excellent written and communication skills
* Strong business acumen and ability to develop and manage budgets
* Strong collaboration skills and the ability to build and foster relationships with stakeholders on campus and abroad
* Knowledge of current trends and best practices in study abroad and international education
* Strong problem solving and negotiation skills and ability to manage conflict
* Demonstrated record of support for, and commitment to the needs of a diverse and inclusive education
* Ability to generate and foster innovative ideas and support strategic decision making
* Strong supervisory and mentoring skills and ability to hire, train and manage performance of professional staff
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