Assistant Vice Provost for Programs, Texas Global
Reporting to the Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement (SVPGE), and serving in a key leadership role, the Assistant Vice Provost for Programs at Texas Global works closely with university leadership; colleges, schools, and units; and international stakeholders to advance campus internationalization. The position provides oversight of strategic initiatives and high-profile global engagement programs, manages the flow of assigned projects, and serves as a key member of the Senior Vice Provost’s core leadership team.General Notes The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the flagship of The University of Texas System. UT Austin enrolls more than 51,000 students studying in almost 120 bachelor’s degree programs and more than 220 graduate programs across 18 colleges and schools. UT Austin is steadfastly committed to global engagement and is home to more than 5,600 international students and 1,500 international scholars from more than 130 countries, with more than 530,000 living alumni in 176 counties around the world. Reporting to the Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement (SVPGE), and serving in a key leadership role, the Assistant Vice Provost for Programs at Texas Global works closely with university leadership; colleges, schools, and units; and international stakeholders to advance campus internationalization. The position provides oversight of strategic initiatives and high-profile global engagement programs, manages the flow of assigned projects, and serves as a key member of the Senior Vice Provost’s core leadership team. At the direction of the SVPGE, the Assistant Vice Provost for Programs at Texas Global will lead and support engagement with governments, the private sector, and non-profit organizations. The incumbent will also work with team members to identify funding and programmatic opportunities for UT Austin and expand the university’s global engagement portfolio of academic and entrepreneurship projects both on campus and abroad. Responsibilities Leadership
- Stand in for the SVPGE, as requested, for both internal and external meetings.
- Provide independent analysis and judgment in prioritizing situations requiring attention and take steps to ensure projects/initiatives are moved forward and tracked for progress through completion.
- Assist the SVPGE with development and management of short- and long-term goals, objectives, and strategic initiatives.
- Identify information proactively that has the potential to be impactful and elevate issues along with resolution options to the SVPGE in a timely manner.
- Demonstrate strong organizational and interpersonal savvy, as well as emotional intelligence.
- Perform appropriate research for special projects, as determined by the SVPGE.
- Assume leadership of special projects and initiatives, as appropriate.
- Scope, plan, and execute often quick-turnaround projects with limited outside assistance.
- Serve as a member of the SVPGE’s core leadership team.
- Lead and serve on Texas Global and university committees, as necessary.
- In collaboration with the SVPGE, supervise Global Alumni Relations, Global Programs and Innovation (GPI) as well as other units, as determined.
Work with Texas Global senior leadership to develop
and oversee a long-term strategic vision for Global Programs and
Innovation (GPI), which capitalizes on the strengths of two
existing units – the Global Innovation Lab (GIL) and Global
Customized Programs (GCP)
- Lead teams committed to developing and administering high-impact global programs with governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and non-profit organizations.
- Work collaboratively with direct reports to manage current and future projects, expand interdisciplinary academic and research partnerships, and increase contracts/grants awarded to Texas Global.
- Establish methods to assess progress on program goals and the performance of managers/team members in GIL and GCP.
- Collaborate with GPI team members to establish and maintain relationships with program sponsors and prospective partners.
- Establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships with stakeholders and partners across the university and abroad.
- Accurately reflect the SVPGE’s position in internal/external meetings and discussions to help drive understanding and move decision-making forward.
- Master's degree in a relevant field with at least 12 years of experience working in the field of international education or international development within a complex organization (higher education, government, private sector, or NGO).
- Sustained experience working with a diverse array of university and external stakeholders in a collegial and effective manner.
- Experience with grants and/or philanthropic giving.
- Deep understanding of intercultural communication and cultural competency.
- Demonstration of the following skills: organizational savvy and political acumen, problem-solving, impeccable communication (oral and written), decision-making and critical thinking, ability to manage multiple priorities, planning and coordination, organizational change management, relationship management, and collaboration.
- Supervisory experience.
- Commitment to working collaboratively toward common goals that advance global engagement at UT Austin.
- Strong background developing and managing strategic stakeholder communications efforts.
- Experience living and/or working abroad.
- Terminal degree in a relevant field with at least 10 years of experience working in the field of international education or international development within a complex organization (higher education, government, private sector, or NGO).
- Experience working in complex organizations in the area of global engagement and/or entrepreneurship, international philanthropy, development, and government with a broader knowledge of higher education institutions to include administrative operations, student affairs, or academic affairs.
- Near native/native fluency in a language other than English.
- Work in a shared office environment
- Work around standard office conditions
- Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
- Use of manual dexterity
- 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
- Letter of interest