Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Fri May 19 2017 Job Description:
Budget Title: Senior Staff Assistant (SL-3)
Salary: up to $60,000
The Senior Assistant to the Dean in the Watson School Dean's Office supports the Dean to ensure he is efficient and effective. In addition, the Senior Assistant to the Dean will work closely with the Dean in his role as Executive Vice Provost for International Initiatives and Chief Global Affairs Offices on a variety of projects corresponding to growing strategic International partnerships in the Watson School and across the university. This person would be an integral member of the Executive Vice Provost/Watson School Dean's Office, and consequently would work closely with members of the Dean's Office and other staff and faculty throughout the campus.
Binghamton University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.
The person in this position will:
Work closely with the Executive Vice Provost for International Initiatives and the Dean of the Watson School in:
The planning, implementation, and the assessment and evaluation of strategic initiatives and special projects;
Monitoring and supporting current initiatives;
Conducting research; gathering, compiling and analyzing appropriate data;
Developing optimal methods of presentation of data/information to a variety of audiences. These responsibilities could apply to International Education and Global Affairs and/or the Watson School.
Assist the Executive Vice Provost/Dean with exploring new partnerships while strengthening on-going relationships/partnerships with carefully selected universities, both nationally and internationally.
Work closely with the Executive Vice Provost/Dean in the planning, implementation, and assessment of strategic international initiatives and special projects.
Assist the Executive Vice Provost/Dean with preparing for various meetings and in responding to requests from internal and external customers.
Assess and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the Watson School through key performance indicators using appropriate core measures. Responsible for the preparation of data and the analysis associated with the core measures.
Monitor and support current international initiatives; conduct research; gather; compile and analyze appropriate data; develop and execute benchmarking efforts vis-a-vis other organizations, including other peer and aspirational campuses and schools.
Organize and develop an international partnership growth model in collaboration with Watson School leadership; and if needed, present and discuss the plan with other campus constituencies.
Arrange international travel plans and detailed itineraries for the Executive Vice Provost/Dean of the Watson School and other participants, communicating with representatives at various international universities/partners.
Travel to assist the Executive Vice Provost/Dean with developing and maintaining these international relationships.
Prepare the Executive Vice Provost/Dean's external and internal formal communications to faculty, staff and students, campus partners and other external constituencies from inception through publication.
Communicate with university faculty, staff and students and off-campus constituents on behalf of the Executive Vice Provost/Dean.
Collaborate with university colleagues on various projects, including colleagues in the Watson School Dean's Office, Departments, the University President's Office, the Provost's Office, Office of International Education and Global Affairs, other academic units and the University's Communications & Marketing Office. Projects/Initiatives could include but not be limited to Engineers Week (events) and working on outreach events.
Bachelor's degree is required. Master's preferred.
A minimum of five years of professional experience is required, in a fast paced environment. Record of progressively responsible experience is desired.
International experience is required; must be able to travel domestically and internationally. It is expected that travel (domestic and international) will be a significant part of this job.
Must possess strong oral/written communication skills and technical expertise in business management tools including spreadsheets, word processing, presentation tools, databases, and social media; proficient at editing/updating web-based information.
An energetic individual with excellent customer service skills, must be highly motivated and detail oriented with the flexibility to multi-task while concurrently working on several projects with competing priorities and deadlines, and the ability to change direction as needs require; ability to work well under pressure.
Must be very personable with demonstrated strengths in interpersonal relations and the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with a diverse group of individuals, including faculty, staff, senior administrators, industry partners, students and visitors.
Must be willing to learn, must be able to demonstrate initiative, and should have a record of exceeding expectations.
Demonstrated ability to handle confidential matters with tact and discretion.
Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character — shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life — promotes extraordinary student success.
Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities t...o engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.