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Assistant Vice President for Global Affairs

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Jersey, United States
$121,302.00 - $185,769.00
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, International Programs, Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Overview: Rutgers Global is the university-wide office devoted to comprehensive internationalization for students, faculty and staff. We create resources to enhance our global engagement at home and abroad. The office provides extensive (i) global learning opportunities, (ii) advice and counsel on immigration regulations, application processing and compliance for international students and scholars to ensure excellence in their experience, (iii) international partnership development and facilitation, (iv) academic support for international students, and (v) on-campus global programming that helps to educate the university community and develop global and multicultural competencies.

Summary: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Global Affairs, reporting to the Senior International Officer/Vice President for Global Affairs (VP). The AVP should be capable of representing Rutgers Global internally and Rutgers externally, in partnership with the VP. The university seeks candidates who are visionary, entrepreneurial, and collaborative leaders with demonstrated success and proven effectiveness in developing and facilitating international programs and initiatives. The AVP has responsibility for providing leadership and coordination for Rutgers faculty, students and staff in internationally-focused research, educational, and outreach activities and programs. The position also requires an understanding of comprehensive internationalization concepts, and a high level of creativity as Rutgers continues to expand its international engagement globally. The AVP will represent the Vice President in specified initiatives as needed.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • The AVP will oversee at least five Rutgers Global units, including (i) Programs, (ii) Partnerships, (iii) the China Office, (iv) International Training Programs, and (v) Global Initiatives. The ability to function in an executive capacity and show initiative is essential. The AVP's purview will span all four parts of the University system (RU-Camden, RU-New Brunswick, RU-Newark, and RBHS). The AVP will also work with Rutgers Global unit leadership in helping to establish and administer program budgets.
  • The AVP will work closely with the VP and senior staff in strategic planning, policy development and implementation, the development of new programs and strategic partnerships, and identifying new funding and external resources for Rutgers international operations. Other duties include working with Chancellors, Deans and faculty committees, helping to coordinate academic support for international students, improving international student integration, and exchanges with domestic students to transform the student experience in keeping with university values and mission. Additionally, the AVP will engage with alumni and fundraising activities, help oversee programs and partnerships assessment, maintaining active and effective connections with partner schools, international agencies such as the UN, foreign government offices, corporations and NGOs. Other functions will include coordinating data collection, analyzing data and writing reports.
  • The AVP will work closely with the VP to conceptualize and bring to life new programs which may include: (i) one or two major programs abroad (with several hundred students each); (ii) gateway/hub offices in multiple countries; or (iii) a "Global Learning for All" program. The AVP will play a key role in the development of mission-aligned equity and access-focused partnerships and initiatives which demonstrate a commitment to solving global problems and to confronting both domestic and global issues of injustice.
  • The AVP will serve as a liaison to diverse units across the University including the schools and centers, the Rutgers University Foundation, University Equity and Inclusion, the Enrollment Management offices, the Graduate Schools, the Offices of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, the Offices of Student Affairs, and others. International travel will be required as the pandemic subsides.


Position Status: Full Time FLSA: Exempt Grade: 10

Annual Minimum Salary: 121302.000 Annual Mid-Range Salary: 153536.000 Annual Maximum Salary: 185769.000. Standard Hours: 37.50 Union Description: Admin Assembly (MPSC) Payroll Designation: PeopleSoft. Benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: Terms of Appointment: Staff - 12 month Position Pension Eligibility: ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

  • Advanced degree
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in administration, with specialized expertise in international affairs in (or related to) higher education.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of international education, administrative principles and practices relevant to program design, development of international programs and services, budget management, and staff supervision.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in international education and with federal regulations supporting international student and scholar success.
  • Excellent communication and diplomatic skills, strong written skills, ability to work independently, and strong organizational skills.
  • Multi-tasking is essential
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, preferably in an academic environment, and the ability to translate broadly defined goals into strategies and purposeful activities.
  • Demonstrated creativity and entrepreneurial experience,
  • Strongly supportive of Rutgers goals in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Prior experience in international education and a management role in directing students and/or faculty programs strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with common computer software including for visual presentation and spreadsheet utilization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A PhD with 10+ years of experience in global education/internationalization, some at the Director level or higher; a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is desired.
  • Prior leadership position with university-wide influence.
  • Proficiency in a language (in addition to English) preferred. Excellent knowledge of Global Affairs.
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