Central Washington University
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Full/Part Time Full-Time
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| || Job Summary |
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The Executive Director, Office for International Studies and Programs [OISP], provides leadership for the organization while fully integrating and coordinating all CWU international activities and initiatives. Programs include University English as a Second Language, Asia University America Program, and Study Abroad.
The Executive Director works within a participatory governance structure and fosters close working relationships with and among all constituents of the OISP department, the four academic colleges and graduate studies, the university, as well as public agencies, international communities, and the general public. The Executive Director provides innovative leadership in fund-raising/grant proposal submission, and in positioning OISP to respond successfully to the challenges and opportunities facing contemporary higher education and international initiatives.
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Reporting to the Provost/Vice President for Academic and Student Life, the Executive Director is responsible for developing and implementing internationalization aspects of the university strategic plan while creating growth and enhancing future prospects through the following:
- Work with colleagues and staff to think creatively about CWU's international mission and reorganize, consolidate, and provide administrative and fiscal leadership for all international operations at CWU, including Study Abroad, ESL, and Global Initiatives.
- Work with the Provost/Vice President for Academic and Student Life and both internal and external constituents to formulate and operationalize a strategic plan for internationalization.
- Lead and oversee the development and implementation of university-wide short and long-term strategies for international partnerships, exchange programs, and international student recruitment and retention.
- Provide for the full integration of these programs into the CWU academic and programmatic structure.
- Work with University Advancement to pursue opportunities that will increase external funding for international programs including revenue generating programs, grants and contracts, and solicitations from private donors.
- Represent CWU in studies and conferences on international administration, learning, and assessment.
- Represent the university at meetings with international dignitaries either at home or abroad.
- Encourage a strong intellectual environment through conferences, support of visiting scholars, and other events.
- Work with Legal Counsel and the Office for Academic and Student Life to establish international memoranda of understanding.
- Ensure compliance with federal regulations pertinent to the enrollment and employment of foreign nationals.
- Direct CWU's international crisis and emergency response and resolution, including risk management guidelines and best practices.
Provides effective and stimulating leadership to all personnel within the Office of Internationals Studies and Programs:
- Actively engages in recruitment and hiring new employees;
- Clearly defines performance expectations, ensure accountability, and provides ongoing informal feedback, coaching, and mentoring. Conducts formal performance evaluations;
- Ensures employees have necessary resources;
- Oversees and directs the work of staff; serves as mentor, coach and leader, and resolves complaints or issues;
- Promotes professional development opportunities;
- Develops and fosters supportive working relationships, motivation and engagement;
- Communicates information to staff on an ongoing basis to influence staff engagement and to be a part of a larger community;
- Takes corrective action in a timely manner;
- Recognizes and rewards employees for good performance;
- Schedules employee work hours/shifts; monitor hours worked;
- Ensures that all personnel and activities of the Enrollment Management Division project a favorable image of the University for staff, faculty, students, and the general public.
- Adjusts leadership style as needed to achieve results;
- Recognizes value of and promotes diverse workforce. Values and encourages diverse perspectives, creativity and teamwork
- Other duties as assigned
| || Minimum Qualifications |
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- Master's Degree and 8-10 years of leadership and demonstrated accomplishments in international education; OR, equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Vision and in-depth knowledge about global education, research, and engagement;
- Demonstrated experience in coordinating decision-making with multiple stakeholders;
- Demonstrated collaborative skills and strong communication skills;
- Demonstrated experience as an international diplomatic protocol officer;
- Strong record of administrative experience, including the management of a complex budget and organizational structure.
- A doctoral degree;
- Experience coordinating domestic and foreign research programs;
- Fluency in English and at least one additional language;
- Extensive experience living and working abroad;
- Experience in strategic planning and implementation;
- Management of organizational development and change.
- Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
- Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
- Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
- Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
- Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
| || Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule |
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Dependent on education and experience
| Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (1 hour lunch) |
| Work is performed in an indoor office setting with frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer work station for prolonged periods of time, perform extensive data entry and other computer-related tasks and create/maintain filing systems for departmental records. Some evening or weekend work and/or occasional travel may be required. |
CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
| || How To Apply |
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To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
- A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting; and
- Resume or curriculum vitae including work history, education, training; and
- Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: April 3, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
** Incomplete applications will not be considered.
| || Contact Information |
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Name: Paul Ballard
Title: Dean, College of Education & Professional Studies
Phone: (509) 963-1411
Website: Office of International Studies & Programs
Please contact Human Resources at email@example.com or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
| || Conditions of Employment |
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Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.