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Executive Director of Global Engagement

University of Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 29, 2022

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Executive, Executive Directors
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UCIS-Office of the Director - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (22008714)

The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) serves as the "nerve center" of the University of Pittsburgh's global engagement. It initiates, supports, and coordinates international activities across all the campuses at the University of Pittsburgh and it champions in multiple ways the development of a global mindset across all areas of the University. UCIS is home to the Office of International Services, the Global Experiences Office, Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs, and seven regional and thematic studies centers. All of the centers-the Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center, and Center for Ethnic Studies Research-convene faculty experts in their respective regions/themes, provide interdisciplinary academic options for interested students, and engage various community stakeholders inside and outside of the University.

Since its founding in 1968, UCIS has worked to further Pitt's leadership in the advancement of global and international dimensions in the arts and humanities, sciences, and professions. Its work encompasses education, research, community engagement, international partnerships, and global operations support. UCIS is one of the few centers in the U.S. that advances global engagement with embedded expertise. Our strength stems from our proven ability to: • Foster global competencies and expertise among Pitt students, faculty, and staff • Facilitate research on international and global topics and in international settings • Serve as global interface for the institution • Share international and transnational expertise with local, regional, and global communities.

The Executive Director of Global Engagement is a member of the UCIS leadership team that works to achieve the University's global ambitions and provides exemplary leadership, guidance, and services to the University and its students, advancing excellence in international studies and global operations support. The Executive Director will be an extraordinary team player who motivates teams and works across diverse groups to advance broad-based collaboration. The incumbent serves as a liaison between external constituencies and faculty, administrators, staff and students on global engagement programs and initiatives, as well as a resource to UCIS directors and other stakeholders, both within and outside the University. The incumbent is responsible for implementing global engagement and operational efforts that advance Pitt's strategic priorities to "embrace the world" and develop a global mindset across the University. This may include activities associated with reaching, serving, and engaging external constituencies through programs, events, products, and services.

Constituencies include alumni, local and overseas communities, government, parents, prospective students, industry, and partners, as well as the general public. The incumbent must be a leader in their responsibility areas and work with minimal supervision as a member of a forward-looking, innovative and proactive team developing strong networks throughout the University. The Executive Director of Global Engagement will oversee the leaders and daily operations of several units within UCIS, namely the Global Experiences Office, Office of International Services, Nationality Rooms and Cultural Exchange Programs, Global Operations Support, Global Risk, Health, Safety and Security, and Global Partnerships and Events.

In conjunction with the Director of Administration, the incumbent will oversee Pitt Global locations and/or offices on campus and around the world. The incumbent provides key, up-to-date and effective strategic consultation to the Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs/Director of UCIS and senior staff regarding all aspects of Pitt's global reach and related matters. The incumbent will oversee data gathering and informatics projects in close collaboration with the Director of Informatics. Incumbent will work closely with the Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs to establish and implement guidelines, processes, and procedures that advance initiatives to take Pitt to the world and bring the world to Pitt. The incumbent will oversee alignment with the University's strategic plan and global plan. Incumbent will ensure compliance with contracts, as well as Pitt policies and procedures.

The Executive Director's performance is assessed according to measurable outcomes determined by the Vice Chancellor/Director in each of the responsibility areas. The incumbent must develop a close and ongoing relationship with the Executive Director of Academic Affairs in order to guarantee that academic affairs and global engagement are effectively coordinated at all necessary levels and in all necessary dimensions, as well as to guarantee that academic activities and programs are in effective sync with budgets, human resources, and other key parameters. The incumbent is part of a senior team of leaders in the UCIS Director's Office and will regularly collaborate with all team members to facilitate workflow and project management needs. The incumbent will prepare written reports, proposals, and support documentation as required for internal and external needs, and will attend meetings, training sessions, etc. as required or deemed appropriate for the position. Must be able to represent the Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs/Director and UCIS as necessary.

Preferred: PhD, JD, or other appropriate terminal degree; international experience; experience in development of global learning; and experience in educational policy design, assessment, and relevant data analysis. Relevant combination of education and experience may be substitutued per university guidelines.

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit to learn more about this requirement.

Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Administrator.IV
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Master's
Minimum Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Work Arrangement Hybrid: Combination of On-Campus and Remote work as determined by the department.
Hiring Range TBD Based Upon Qualifications
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances Not Applicable
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents Not Applicable


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