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The Evans School of Public Policy & Governance is ranked among the top five schools of public policy and management in the nation and is an innovative leader in public administration teaching and research. The Evans School is dedicated to enhancing the capacity of leaders and managers in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Our approach to policy and management education is rigorous, hands-on, and professionally relevant.
The Evans School's executive education programs have an outstanding opportunity for an International Executive Education Program Manager to facilitate and manage operations, marketing, and program development and planning efforts for an international fellows program, in addition to providing general support for the executive education team.
The executive education programs currently include an Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA), an 18-month degree program designed for working professionals with seven or more years of management experience; non-degree, customized management and leadership programs for managers and senior executives in public sector agencies and nonprofit organizations; and new international degree and non-degree executive education programs are in development, which this position will be primarily focused on.
This position will report to the Evans School's Director of Executive Education and work under the guidance of the Associate Dean for Executive Education, who is also the Principal Investigator for a major grant that will be funding a significant portion of the work for which this position will be responsible.
Program development and oversight for grant-funded international fellows program
Oversee and manage all functions of the program, including program content planning, logistics, and delivery.
Manage program implementation with international participants from multiple countries, two facilitating organizations, and one central funder.
Draft strategic communication, both for oral and written delivery to multiple international stakeholders.
Manage a fast past timeline and high-level communication to grant-funding foundation.
Provide input to the Principal Investigator, Evans School faculty and the grant funding foundation on the design, organization and implementation of the program, including expectations and deliverables.
Recruit fellows for each cohort of the program. Create marketing materials for strategic communication and marketing and recruitment of future program participants.
Contribute to strategic planning on the overall program goals and curricula.
Design and maintain (a) program webpages, including content, on the Evans School's website, and (b) a digital learning platform for the fellows and faculty members teaching in the program.
Develop and create operations manuals, fellows' handbooks, and other program materials, as needed.
Serve as the liaison and primary point of communication with the grant-funding foundation, traveling for meetings as necessary, and representing the Evans School with a very high degree of professionalism.
Post program evaluation
Evaluate program evaluation after the pilot year and each subsequent year, results to be utilized by the Evans school and grant-funding foundation.
Provide strategic input for program improvement after the pilot year for future iterations of the program.
Maintain and cultivate relationships with returned fellows to ensure long-term institutional relationships.
Draft all materials required for grant reporting on progress, critical for future funding of the program.
Facilitate on-site course logistics, including scheduling classrooms and facilities, ordering catering, reserving audio-visual equipment, and supporting faculty instructors and the fellows.
Maintain course and program documentation, to support required reporting on program progress and performance.
Evaluate program delivery. Recommend and implement operational and program improvements.
Supporting the program's international fellows in Seattle and remotely
Pre-program and during the program
Manage travel and accommodations for the in-residence experiences in Seattle.
Plan and implement orientation and welcome activities.
Lead in the planning and implementation of participant experience in Seattle; including site visits to relevant public health facilities locally.
Facilitate all necessary UW/ United States information/assistance, including for visas required for travel to the U.S.
Plan and execute fellows' activities, such as site visits in the Seattle area for cultural or academic learning.
Lead student advising of program participants, maintaining close communication with Evans faculty and staff when potential issues arise with student participation.
Establish strong communication channels with fellows and provide student advising as needed.
Executive education and/or international programming general support
Per the direction and priorities set by the Assistant Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of Executive Education, and the Director of Executive Education, provide critical operations support for the EMPA degree program or any other executive education or international programs, as needed.
Support other international programs at the School, as needed, including the Accelerated Global MPA program with Tsinghua University.
Other duties as assigned to support Evans School programming.
| Master's Degree in Public Administration, International Affairs, or related field. |
Minimum five years of experience working in international affairs.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Possess ability to make independent decisions.
Ability to work, in a highly professional manner, with a wide variety of people, including external partners, University faculty, staff, and students, and international fellows.
Commitment to excellent customer service.
Excellent communication skills including written, oral and telephone.
Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings for executive education programming.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Experience in coordinating training, academic programs or other events. |
Experience working in higher education and with professional development.
Experience with digital learning platforms.
Experience using social media for communications and marketing/outreach efforts.
Experience setting up/troubleshooting laptops, data projectors, and other audio-visual equipment.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
International travel may be required.
Some hours outside of the regular work week will be required, including evenings and weekends.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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