| Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is a non-profit affiliate of UMB with a mission to administratively support international operations of UMB Principal Investigators. Our purpose is to provide the administrative infrastructure for sizable and sustained operations outside of the U.S. Currently, MGIC operates in Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia, with registration application in-process in Haiti. These operations support the research and clinical programs of the SOM, Institute of Human Virology. Information on these programs can be found at http://www.ihv.org/about/.|
Reporting to the University of Maryland (UMB) Vice President for Administration and Finance, this position is responsible for coordinating the establishment and dissolution of international field offices in accordance with foreign and domestic statutory requirements. This position is critical to establishing the appropriate corporate structure and assisting the in-country personnel as a resource on corporate governance. This position also serves as a support person to the President of MGIC. The scope of this position includes affiliates primarily located in Africa, but is expected to expand in the future.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Please note: All applicants will also need to apply using the following link to the search firm of Isaacson, Miller.
- Serve as a resource to the campus community for those interested in conducting business internationally. Facilitate the establishment of new offices; travel in-country to establish legal representation, insurance, leases, corporate registration, establish in-country corporate secretaries, and manage ongoing
- Establish a communication process with in-country operations, including MGIC field offices, that supports field activities' compliance with organizational requirements for legal stipulations and tax code and which provides early warning of emerging issues. Ensure insurance portfolios are up to date for each country office. Where applicable, ensure that each in-country local board meets as required and provides minutes to the MGIC board.
- Assist UMB units with the implementation of international grant programs which occur through contracts or sub-contracts (i.e. not within the MGIC model). Assure that the appropriate UMB policies are followed or if necessary developed for non-MGIC international in-country units.
- Document and facilitate the process for dissolution of in-country operations.
- Develop the process and coordination of the execution of internal procedural reviews, including defining the scope of each review, establishing a review schedule, and identifying the resources to conduct the reviews. Reviews should identify the strengths and weaknesses of each in-country operation to assist with the preparation for external assessments. Additionally, reviews should facilitate compliance with UMB, MGIC, federal and international policies and regulations. Report review outcomes to UMB Vice President for Administration and Finance and the MGIC President (for MGIC units).
- Organize MGIC board meetings, including the preparation of agendas, coordination of board packets for all field office items requiring MGIC Board approval (e.g. leases), drafting of resolutions, and providing minutes. In addition, review MGIC transactions that require the MGIC President's approval, develop, update, and manage the approval process of MGIC policies, maintain MGIC corporate documents and archives.
- Research employment tax implications of UMB employees conducting business in foreign countries. Work with UMB's Director of Financial Services to ensure appropriate tax treatment of those individuals.
- Perform other duties as assigned.