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Program Manager: International Programs & Partnerships - Haslam College of Business

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Program Manager: International Programs & Partnerships - Haslam College of Business

Regular Full-Time, Market Range 12

Description: The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a full-time, exempt Program Manager for International Programs & Partnerships.  This is a full-time position that reports to the Assistant Dean and will provide essential services, special programs oversight, and leadership to Haslam's international programs, partnerships, and projects. 

International Programs & Partnerships along with the Office of International Programs and Study Abroad (IPSA) contribute to the development of a vibrant, new student engagement and success center, focused on enabling graduate and undergraduate students in the Haslam College of Business to achieve higher value-added educational outcomes, employment, career progression opportunities, and to develop their leadership potential and capabilities.  Additionally, the area of International Programs & Partnerships will contribute to faculty research and teaching opportunities.  The unit builds on existing global partnerships and external international relationships to create a new portfolio of multi-continent international programs and services. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee and the Haslam College of Business is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

The program manager will contribute to the development and oversight of strategies and processes that support the Haslam College of Business’ emergent plan for internationalization.  Responsibilities include annual program development and assessment, negotiation and contract preparation, oversight of special programs, scholarship organization and distribution, grants and administration.  They will coordinate with campus partners on programmatic requirements and student preparation, evaluation of student materials, facilitation of program preparation and delivery for graduate and executive education programs.  


Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required in International Studies, Education, Business, Human Services or a related field. At least three years of experience working in international education, student services, academic advising, international engagement, or a related field.  Working knowledge of higher education global programs, standards, requirements and practices. Data representation and analytics skills, as well as excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage time effectively. Ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines. Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion while executing program goals, policies, and regulations.  Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with individuals from culturally-diverse backgrounds. Ability to interact with study abroad program representatives, faculty, and students in a professional manner with an understanding of protocol and confidentiality.  Demonstrated excellent written and oral formal/informal communication skills. Ability to communicate with international partners who are often non-native English speakers. Strong oral and written communication skills.  Ability to work periodic evening and weekend hours and to travel internationally.

Desired Qualifications:

Master’s degree and/or terminal degree in International Studies, Education, Business, Human Services or a related field preferred. Public speaking experience. Experience living or studying abroad. Proficiency in a foreign language. Experience with academic and study abroad software such as Banner, TerraDotta, etc.

The University of Tennessee is an EE/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applicants should apply online, including a cover letter and resume, through the University of Tennessee’s Human Resources website at:

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: International Programs & Study Abroad
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 2, 2023, 2:08:06 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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