Associate Vice Provost of International Initiatives

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Associate Vice Provost of International Initiatives
University of San Francisco

USF Hilltop Campus

Job Title:
Associate Vice Provost of International Initiatives

Job Summary:
The Associate Vice Provost of International Initiatives leads the university-wide effort to develop and promote academic excellence through the three aspects of internationalization: outbound (study abroad and faculty-led immersions); inbound (international students and visiting scholars); and on-campus (international curricular and co-curricular opportunities). The Associate Vice Provost (AVP) reports to the Senior Vice Provost of Academic Affairs (SVPAA) and ensures progress on key strategic goals in the development of the global classroom through faculty and student mobility and a diversified faculty and student body. Drawing on the USF mission to educate social justice leaders with a global perspective, the AVP will create a truly innovative home for global learning that brings together international and local efforts to build a sustainable and just world.

Full Job Description:
The Associate Vice Provost (AVP) assists the Senior Vice Provost of Academic Affairs (SVPAA) in setting goals and objectives for mission-driven internationalization of the university on campus and around the world. The AVP serves as a liaison with academic partners around the globe to ensure international educational and research opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. The AVP works collaboratively with the deans and their staff, faculty advisory boards and committees, Student Life, University Ministry, Development, and other related offices to support internationalization at the University of San Francisco. The AVP coordinates and tracks progress on key global education initiatives for the SVPAA using a mission-driven approach, supported by available data, and shares information with university collaborators. The AVP also supervises the activities of the International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSS), including the issuance of documents for visas for international students and exchange scholars, reporting of student and scholar status to the federal government, issuance of permissions for travel and for work experience, and other related documentation.

The Associate Vice Provost oversees the process that reviews the curriculum and risk information for the SVPAA for all global academic programming, including study abroad and faculty-led immersions. The AVP promotes student learning and community safety through creating, maintaining and communicating policy, procedures, and training opportunities. The AVP identifies opportunities for faculty and graduate student research abroad. The AVP promotes the benefits of international experiences to students, their families, the faculty, and the administration, and works to provide these opportunities to students regardless of their academic major or economic circumstances.
The Director of the Center for Global Education, Director of International Student and Scholar Services, and Associate Director of Immersions report directly to this position. The AVP is a member of the Provost's Council and the Council of Associate Deans.

Responsibilities and Duties:

The Associate Vice Provost of International Initiatives will:

  • Assist the Senior Vice Provost of Academic Affairs with the development and implementation of a forward-thinking, mission-driven internationalization strategy that includes educational experiences on the USF campuses, in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation, and abroad.
  • Promote a mission-driven decision-making approach for international curricular development and improvement of student services, using the highest-quality available data.
  • Work with directors, coordinators, faculty advisory boards and committees, and staff to identify, implement, and assess international experiences for USF students and faculty, including study abroad programs, short-term university-sponsored academic immersion and volunteer programs, and joint academic opportunities.
  • Ensure that the University supports an equitable, wide-ranging and diverse set of international experiences in structure, location, and educational focus.
  • Oversee the Center for Global Education and support the director's work promoting a global perspective for USF students, including planning and approval of program activities, budget oversight, other related needs.
  • Oversee USF's immersion curriculum and support the associate director's work promoting global education through high-quality, faculty-led educational experiences, including course planning, budget oversight, risk management, and other related needs.
  • Work with the risk management units to review and manage risk for student and faculty scholarly international travel; use multiple reliable sources of information to assess travel risk for all community and international initiatives; work with staff to revise protocols to meet the changing travel needs of multiple USF communities; communicate all protocols to relevant stakeholders on campus and abroad.
  • Work with the academic and co-curricular units to develop new educational international opportunities and research opportunities that meet the needs of students from a variety of academic programs of study, and ensure that students are adequately advised and instructors are adequately trained.
  • Oversee the Office of International Student and Scholar Services and support the director in ensuring compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines and external reporting requirements and promoting internationalization.
  • Work collaboratively with other vice provosts, the deans, the faculty and staff to provide support to international students on the USF campuses, ensuring that all students have the resources they need to pursue their scholarship and develop as men and women for others.
  • Work with the College and schools to build and maintain strong collaborative academic partnerships with community organizations, universities, and centers with global focus at the local, national, and international levels.
  • Foster collaboration and research among and between scholars and institutions within the Jesuit Network on mission issues, such as engaging globally with the marginalized and the disadvantaged around the globe.
  • Represent the University at the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and other international education conferences and host visits by scholars and administrators from universities outside the United States.
  • Review or create Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and contracts between the University of San Francisco and other universities and organizations in other countries.
  • Work with the Development Office to cultivate donor support for student and faculty global education and travel.
  • Develop and implement strategies that increase efficiencies within units under AVP purview.
  • Provide educational opportunities such as workshops and professional development focused on global learning.
  • Supervise and mentor staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • An understanding and commitment to promote the mission of the University as a Jesuit Catholic urban institution that strives to provide a global perspective that educates leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world.
  • Terminal degree in relevant area preferred. Masters level degree required.
  • Five years training and/or experience equivalent in global education required, including program development, international engagement, risk management, and regulations related to student mobility. Ten years preferred.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and inter-cultural communication skills, and significant experience in building programming to develop these skills in others.
  • Experience writing and reviewing contracts and MOUs required.
  • Multiple language proficiency and experience living abroad preferred.
  • Experience with budgets and resource allocation preferred.
  • Commitment to an organizational culture marked by trust, integrity, ethics, inclusiveness, professionalism, and respect for diversity in all of its forms.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with international partners and diverse members of the University community including students, faculty, staff, administrators, trustees and accreditors.

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The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit

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Posted: 2/28/2019
Application Due: 3/22/2019
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