Northwestern U: Dean (Qatar)

“JobDean (Chief Executive Officer), Northwestern University in Qatar, Doha, Qatar. Deadline: November 1, 2019.

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) seeks a strong leader with accomplishments in journalism or communications to serve as its next dean. NU-Q offers a world-class program in media education with degree programs in journalism and in communication built on a strong foundation of liberal arts. NU-Q is one of six schools from leading American universities that have established campuses in Education City, Doha, as a result of collaborative agreements between the universities and the Qatar Foundation. Each of the American universities brings to Qatar educational programs for which those institutions are especially renowned. The agreement reflects Northwestern University’s commitment to global engagement and to supporting Qatar’s embrace of quality higher education, human development and growing media and communication capacities. Building on the strong foundation established when the school was launched in 2008, NU-Q now seeks a new dean to advance its institutional trajectory, achieve its academic mission and play an important role in the continued development and transformation of Qatar.

The dean must first and foremost embrace the mission of NU-Q, “to give students an education unique in the world and worthy of a great university.” The dean should also bring substantial experience and distinguished intellectual accomplishments in at least one of the two program areas; appreciation of liberal arts-based university education; strong leadership and management experience including a collaborative style and commitment to shared governance; and personal qualities including diplomacy, intercultural sensitivity and an entrepreneurial spirit. Some background in the cultures of the Middle East and the Muslim world are preferred. The new dean must meet the standards for tenure in one of Northwestern’s schools. Terminal degree preferred, though not required.

Boston U: International Student Advisor (USA)

“JobInternational Student Advisor, International Students and Scholars Office, Boston University. Deadline: July 23, 2019.

The International Student Advisor counsels and advises a complicated caseload of approximately 1,200 nonimmigrant international students and their dependent family members in relation to obtaining and maintaining valid immigration status, benefits of certain immigration classifications and other regulatory requirements. Directly reporting to the Associate Director for Student Services, the International Student Advisor serves as liaison to assigned schools and colleges and provides advanced immigration related advice and assistance to faculty and administrators regarding international student regulations.

UC Berkeley: Director Admissions, International House (USA)

“JobDirector of Admissions and Housing Operations, International House, University of California, Berkeley, CA. Open until filled; first review July 9, 2019.

International House is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, self-supporting residential and community-oriented program center located in the southeast foothills of the Berkeley Campus.  Since its founding in 1930 with a gift from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., it has housed more than 90,000 residents including two Governors of California and eight Nobel Prize laureates. Its mission is to foster intercultural respect and understanding among people throughout the world across cultural, economic, and ethnic lines.  Each year I-House provides some 1,100 students and scholars from the United States and around the world with an opportunity to live and learn together over the course of a typical 12-month cycle.  I-House’s rich array of programs serves the residents, the campus and local community.

Under the direction of the Chief of Strategy / Director of the Robertson Center of Intercultural Leadership, the Director of Admissions and Housing Operations is responsible for marketing, recruitment, selection, and placement for approximately 585 spaces at International House during the calendar year representing about 80% of the organization’s annual operating revenue of approximately $13.5 million.  In addition, the incumbent supervises the Admissions and Housing team consisting of 3.5 career staff:  Assistant Director, Housing Coordinator, Front Desk Coordinator and ½ Resident Account Manager, and approximately 10 part-time student staff.  Additionally, the incumbent will oversee the Resident Service Center, comprising one career staff (Storekeeper) and 7-8 student workers.

During the summer, the House operates as the equivalent of a conference center and houses over 700 residents. Residents include graduate and undergraduate students, visiting scholars and researchers from various laboratories affiliated with the University.  The Director also recruits groups and individuals, negotiates rates and manages the contracts with summer and academic year groups and individuals.  Also responsible for developing and implementing programs for student outreach, recruitment and admission for residency at International House; determining admissions requirements, policies and processes; managing or performing the administrative services or managing the full general operations of a non-academic organization. General management includes long- and short-range strategic planning in directing all activities of multi-disciplinary functions through subordinate staff.  In collaboration with the Executive Office, oversees the Financial Aid program for U.S. residents, including the evaluation of applications and distribution of over $225,000 in scholarship funds.

In addition to ensuring maximum occupancy of I-House, the incumbent is also responsible for providing safe, comfortable, and welcoming accommodations for all students and visiting scholars who choose to live at I-House. We continue to strive for an inclusive community that embraces all residents and upholds the well-established community standards and the mission of I-House. Collaborate with staff to solve complex problems that may arise, particularly during move-in/move-out times as well as during the calendar year.

De Montfort U: Student Exchange Coordinator (UK)

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Student Exchange Coordinator, Strategic and International Partnerships, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Deadline: 14 July 2019.

Reporting to the Head of #DMUglobal, the role of Student Exchange Coordinator will support with the delivery of Erasmus+ and International Exchange activity, supporting DMU students to participate in full year study abroad as part of their degree studies.

The role will focus on the coordination and administration of all aspects of outgoing and incoming student (and staff) exchange. This will include overseeing administration process, finance and bursary payments, promotion and student engagement, plus support with the management of a portfolio of over 60 exchange partnerships with universities across the world.

You will be able to demonstrate a passion for student exchange and a desire to increase student participation numbers in such programmes at DMU.

UNESCO: Program Specialist (France)

“JobProgramme Specialist (Social and Human Sciences), UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 7 July 2019.

Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences Sector (ADG/SHS), guidance from the Director for Policies and Programmes and Director for Partnerships and Outreach and direct supervision of the Chief of Research, Policy and Foresight Section, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring the development and delivery of a wide spectrum of programme and project management initiatives from funding proposals to design to reporting. S/he advises, manages and reports on regular and extra-budgetary programme design, guidelines, resources and progress and advocates organizational involvement and participation in mainstream social and human sciences activities and initiatives.

The incumbent in particular will:

* Undertake activities mainstreaming the knowledge, pluralistic approaches and methodologies developed through the UNESCO’s General and Regional Histories with a view to contributing to a better understanding of current social transformations and fostering dialogue on global issues;
* Develop activities reinforcing African humanities and in particular current efforts to mobilize historiography and related disciplines to renew perspectives, approaches, concepts, paradigms and categorizations on Africa and its diasporas;
* Develop activities showcasing the relevance of historical perspectives developed through the General History of Africa for emerging areas of research, e.g. on African Liberation Movements and on African futures;
* Promote youth awareness on the importance of the humanities in order to foster enhanced understanding of contemporary social challenges, inter alia by developing outreach materials and facilitating exchanges among young scholars.

U Macau: Director of Global Affairs (China)

“JobDirector of Global Affairs Office, University of Macau, Macao, China. Deadline: Open until filled, but first review will be July 12, 2019.

The Global Affairs Office (GAO) is committed to enhance the internationalization of the University. It assists the University in devising strategic development direction of global affairs and fostering the development, promotion and maintenance of the networks between UM and other international academic institutions. Besides, GAO offers advice and guidance to faculties, departments, and other internal units of the University in establishing international partnerships, students and staff exchanges, joint academic and research collaborations, and agreement signing both at the Faculty level and University level.

The successful candidate is expected to provide visionary leadership for GAO and to advise UM’s top management on global strategies and collaborative programmes and initiatives, involving universities, consulates, government agencies and other entities both at home and abroad. He/she will work closely with the University’s management team to establish and maintain close links and cooperation with partner institutions by formulating protocols, policies and procedures regarding international faculty and student exchange programmes, recruitment of international students and other international academic activities, etc., as necessary.

Georgetown U: 2 Positions, English Language Programs (USA)

“JobTwo administrative positions available within English Language Programs at Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA. Deadline: Open until filled (posted June 7 and 11, 2019).

1. Implementation Coordinator of English Language Programs, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Deadline: Open until filled, posted June 7, 2019.

The Implementation Coordinator is a key member of the Specialist team for the U.S. Department of State funded English Language Programs (ELP), handling all administrative responsibilities for program participants to one or more geographic region(s). S/he maintains regular communication with participants, Department of State counterparts, and U.S. Embassies abroad on program participant logistics.

2. Manager for Outreach of English Language Programs, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Deadline: Open until filled, posted June 11, 2019.

The Manager for Outreach is a key member of the Outreach team for the English Language Programs (ELP). The primary objectives of the Outreach team are recruiting new applicants to the program, building ties with partner institutions and leaders in the TESOL field, involving current participants in Outreach projects, and providing engagement opportunities for alumni. These objectives are met using a variety of in-person and digital means, including regional and national conferences, special events, social media, the program website, an online participant community of practice, recruitment webinars, and newsletters. The primary responsibility of the Manager of Outreach is to develop strategy for and to oversee the implementation of all aspects of the Outreach program. The focus is on increasing engagement with program alumni and with TESOL leaders and institutions and on building the program’s reputation as the leading exchange program for TESOL professionals to ensure that highly qualified candidates apply every year. S/he will supervise a team of coordinators who are charged with planning and implementing the team’s work.

The English Language Programs (ELP) sends experienced U.S. TESOL professionals to educational institutions on short- and long-term assignments in all regions of the world. Short-term participants, Specialists, and long-term participants, as well as Fellows, are cultural ambassadors who promote English language learning and mutual understanding through cultural exchange. The Center for Intercultural Education and Development (CIED) at Georgetown University is the current administrator of English Language Programs.

UC Berkeley: Program Coordinator of International House (USA)

“JobProgram Coordinator of International House, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA. Open until filled; posted June 10, 2019; first review June 22, 2019.

International House is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, self-supporting residential and community-oriented program center located in the southeast foothills of the Berkeley Campus. Since its founding in 1930 with a gift from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., it has housed more than 90,000 residents including two Governors of California and eight Nobel Prize laureates. Its mission is to foster intercultural respect and understanding among people throughout the world across cultural, economic, and ethnic lines. I-House provides nearly 1,100 students and scholars from the United States and around the world with an opportunity to live and learn together during a typical 12 month cycle. I-House’s rich array of programs serves the residents, the campus and local community.

Search is for an energetic and creative student centered professional to support the Resident Engagement Manager in the student affairs arena who has strong and demonstrable leadership skills to join the International House community in a highly team oriented environment. Under the direction of the Resident Engagement Manager, the incumbent will co-supervise, train, and coach student staff and other resident leaders when applicable. Create, organize and maintain the student employee handbook and database with relevant policies, resources and guidelines. Support the design and co-facilitation of the Resident Leadership Retreats and other trainings as needed. Assist the Resident Engagement Manager to identify and implement opportunities for enhancing student leadership development at I-House and the integration of Center for Intercultural Leadership’s professional development and training models in cultural, social, and educational programming.

 

Princeton U: Director of Davis International Center (USA)

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Director of the Davis International Center, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. Posted May 15, 2019, Open until filled.

Reporting to the Vice Provost for International Affairs and Operations, the Director of the Davis International Center (Davis IC) provides leadership and management for a dynamic 14-person department that delivers comprehensive and specialized services that support the growth, development, and welfare of international students, scholars, and visitors at Princeton University.  The Davis IC also supports DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students.  As of fall 2018, Princeton has 653 international undergraduate students (12% of undergraduates), 1,256 international graduate students (44% of graduate students), and 1,175 international scholars (postdocs, researchers, and faculty members).

Founded in 1974, the Davis IC provides immigration regulatory advising and processing, cultural adjustment, social enrichment, and assistance with practical matters related to living in the U.S.  It also acts as a center for cultural and educational programming that advances cross-cultural understanding, supports interaction between U.S. and international students and scholars, and promotes cultural competency across the University.

The successful candidate will be a committed and experienced leader with expertise in international education; a demonstrated history of successful management in higher education; and a commitment to the holistic development and support of diverse student and scholar populations.