Coventry University job ad: International Officer (UK)

International Officer
Coventry University – International Office
Closes: 16th August 2015

Ranked 15th in the Guardian University Guide 2016, and the Times and Sunday Times top Modern University in the UK; strong links to industry, quality teaching and an innovative and dynamic approach to learning are just a few highlights of Coventry University.

Over 24,000 students, including over 8000 international students from more than 130 countries study at our vibrant and diverse campuses in Coventry and London.  September 2014 saw a record intake of international students, which is set to continue. To support this growth and future developments of international provision as a global enterprising university, we are looking to appoint several International Officers to work within our Sales Team.

International Officers support the recruitment of international students to the University. You will work as part of a regional team with extensive overseas travel (approx. 15 weeks a year). You will be responsible for undertaking recruitment missions, managing exhibitions, visiting schools, colleges and career conventions and other activities to drive growth in student recruitment.

You will be educated to degree level, with experience in sales and/or marketing you will thrive on developing business plans and hitting your targets. You must possess strong powers of self-motivation and initiative. You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to work to tight deadlines. Ideally, you will have had experience operating successfully in international business development or student recruitment and will be both politically aware and culturally sensitive.

Closing date: 16th August 2015

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow job ad: International Manager (Scotland)

International Manager
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Closes: 13th August 2015

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is home to Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, Travel Medicine and Podiatric Medicine Practitioners located nationally and internationally.  The College has a heritage of over 400 years and its purpose is the same today as it was at the beginning; to set and maintain standards of healthcare through its 12,000 Fellows and Members worldwide.

Reporting to the Head of Membership Services and working very closely with the International Director, the International Manager will be responsible for the successful development and implementation of the international strategy and plan as part of the wider College Plan where the aim is to “deliver core activities in defined international areas, increasing the College profile and growing the membership in order to set the highest possible standards of healthcare”.

S/he will be responsible for the recruitment and line management of staff within the planned International Offices (Sections). The first office will be opened in Delhi, India, on a trial basis and if successful others will be opened across India and in the United Arab Emirates.  S/he will undertake regular international travel, will lead on the Medical Training Initiative and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the international budget as directed by Head of Membership Services.

Shortlisted candidates should be prepared to give a 10-15 minute presentation (verbal or via Power Point) at interview, on the following:
• How would you approach the first 30 days in post?
• What steps would you take to organise and host a successful event for Fellows and Members in a location out with the UK?
The presentation will be followed by a competency based interview.

<Knowledge, Experience and Skills Set Required:
• Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
• Minimum of 3 years experience of international development including planning and organising international events
• Strong negotiating skills and the ability to influence decision makers at all levels
• Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
• Experience of managing a team in a fast paced environment
• Ability to produce innovative, evidence based solutions
• Energy and drive to develop and deliver new initiatives with external and internal partners
• Proven record of working in a multi-disciplinary organisation and the ability to coordinate different groups and activities
• Excellent inter-personal and team working skills
• Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
• Ability to facilitate own ideas and those of others
• A sound knowledge of IT systems and database-management
• Strong planning and organisational capabilities including high attention to detail
• Proven record in a customer-focused, membership or charitable organisation

If you believe you have the skills to be part of our team then apply by submitting your CV, a covering letter and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.

Further information is available on the careers section of our website.

Applications to: Mrs E Mitchell, PA to COO, RCPSG, 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RJ (w) http://rcp.sg/careers

The closing date is Thursday 13th August 2015 at 12 noon.

A Charity Registered in Scotland: Charity Registration Number SC000847

University of Salford job ad: International Student Recruiting (UK)

Head of International Student Recruitment
University of Salford – Student Recruitment & Marketing Division
Closes: 17th August 2015

The University of Salford wishes to appoint a suitably talented, motivated and experienced international recruiter to the position of Head of International Student Recruitment. This newly created post will appeal to a dynamic, target driven international recruiter who is ready to make a major strategic contribution to the next stage in the university’s international strategy.

You will have a proven track record in the development, implementation and reviewing of new international markets as well as a tenacity to get the job done combined with pragmatism and diplomatic skills to achieve desired outcomes both within your current institution and also in market.

The successful candidate will be expected to work with the academic schools in the development of strategies that will exploit their current portfolios in existing markets and to further enhance and diversify the University’s international recruitment base through supporting the academic schools in the review and development of their portfolios to enable both new programme and new market opportunities to be exploited to the full. You will have an analytical approach to your work and be comfortable in the development of business plans and measuring ROI as you are in discussing market opportunities with academic colleagues.

You will be an accomplished communicator with the ability to engage large groups through formal presentations to as well as dealing with one-to-one discussions at the highest levels within universities, colleges, schools, agents and government bodies within the UK and overseas.

Webster University – Vienna job ad

Director at Webster University – Vienna

Webster University, a private, nonprofit university with its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., seeks an experienced, dynamic, and collaborative leader to serve as director of its Vienna, Austria campus.  Nominations and applications are invited.

Founded in 1915, Webster University is the only Tier 1, private, nonprofit university with campus locations around the world.  Webster University – Vienna was established in 1981, the second international campus in Webster’s network of campuses.  Today, Webster has U.S.-style campuses in Geneva, Switzerland; Leiden, the Netherlands; Vienna, Austria; London, United Kingdom; Bangkok and Cha-am/Hua Hin, Thailand; and Accra, Ghana.  Graduate programs are also offered in Shanghai, Chengdu, and Beijing, China.  The newest international location, in Athens, Greece, has launched with study abroad programs.

Webster University – Vienna, in addition to its U.S. accreditation, is also accredited as an Austrian private university.  The campus is home to approximately 600 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 90 countries and host to several study abroad students each term. Undergraduate students choose from five majors from Webster University’s colleges/schools of arts and sciences, business, and communications. Undergraduate certificates are also offered, in subjects such as Digital Media – Design & Production, Entrepreneurship, and Web Site Design.  The Webster Scholars Program provides challenging curriculum for gifted students.  Graduate offerings include programs in business, finance, international relations, marketing, and psychology.

In September 2014, Webster University – Vienna relocated to its new home, the Palais Wenkheim, near the Danube Channel.  Constructed in 1826, the five-story building houses 17 classrooms, as well as library facilities, computer labs, student services and administrative and faculty offices.

The director of Webster University – Vienna serves as the senior executive officer of the Vienna campus, providing overall leadership and strategic direction aligned with the university’s mission and vision and the directives of the Office of the Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of International Programs, the director of Webster University – Vienna is responsible for external outreach, enrollment enhancement, fiscal management, administration, personnel, facilities, planning, services, and activities for the Vienna campus.

Webster University – Vienna is poised for growth and excellence, and the director will play a vital role in leading the campus to grow enrollment and reach the next level of academic and operational excellence.  He/she will develop and foster relationships with the business, government, and not-for-profit communities to enhance recognition of Webster University, its students and programs.  He/she will work with internal and external constituencies, interacting with faculty, staff, students, and alumni, to champion the institution’s mission to transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.  The director will collaborate and work closely with Webster University’s other international campus directors, the deans of Webster University’s five colleges and schools, senior staff of the Office of the Provost, and the leadership of the offices of Global Marketing & Communications, Information Technology, and Alumni & Development.

The director will possess the following professional and personal attributes:
– Terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., J.D., other doctorate); master’s degree with significant experience and proven organizational leadership will be considered
– Ability to provide strategic vision and inspiration for Webster University – Vienna and to engage constituents in the development and achievement of shared goals
– Ability to cultivate and maintain supportive external relationships with alumni and donors; the business, government, and nonprofit communities; industry partners; and the various constituents of Webster University – Vienna
– Ability to work collaboratively on common strategic goals with academic and administrative leaders from around the Webster network, including directors of the other international campuses, the deans of the schools and colleges, the Office of the Provost, and other primary offices at the main campus in St. Louis
– Knowledge of and experience in European, U.S. and Austrian academic leadership; familiarity with or willingness to become familiar with shared governance, accreditation processes, and higher education law and policy
– Commitment to high quality, innovative, U.S.-style student-centered  learning and to providing students with transformative education for individual excellence and global citizenship
– Commitment to diversity and inclusion and demonstrated ability to work successfully in a diverse, multi-cultural, complex international  organization
– Excellent communication skills, including public speaking, persuasive speaking and presentation skills; ability to advocate for Webster University, its students, and programs
– Fluency in English and German

Applicants must possess or be able to obtain employment credentials required to work in Austria.

Applications and Nominations:  Applicants should send 1) a letter of interest which addresses the required qualifications; 2) an expanded résumé or curriculum vitae; and 3) names of three professional references to Vienna Director Search, or Vienna Director Search, Office of Human Resources, Webster University, 470 East Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, Missouri, 63119-3194, U.S.A.  Nominations may be sent to the same addresses.

Review of applications will begin February 9, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Starting Date:  June 2015 or as mutually agreed.

Webster University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer.  We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff of the highest caliber.  We strongly encourage applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, and/or veteran status.

Northwestern University in Qatar job ad

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY IN QATAR
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Northwestern University in Qatar invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Offering degree programs in communication and journalism with strong liberal arts connections, 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. The Associate Dean will support the Dean in carrying out the academic mission of the school.

Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean will translate the strategic vision into an executable game plan with regard to all academic-related matters, and will provide strategic leadership, management and oversight of the academic program. S/he will directly supervise the individual program directors for Communication, Journalism and Liberal Arts, as well as related academic functions including admissions, student records, academic advising and writing center. The Associate Dean will assist the Dean in creating a unified academic community at NU-Q, and will foster coordination, collaboration and cooperation among these areas in effort to maintain and even grow school-wide unity. S/he will ensure that the academic mission is clearly understood and that its vision is fully articulated and attained. The Associate Dean will exercise intellectual and academic leadership in collaborative style with others at NU-Q and in Education City, as well as with relevant personnel on Northwestern University’s home campus in Evanston, Illinois.

NU-Q’s new facility, scheduled for completion in 2016, will be approximately 350,000 square feet and will include four video production studios, two 150-person lecture halls, a black box theater, a radio station, a multi-media newsroom, a research library and a conference center. With 200 students and 30 full-time faculty members, NU-Q’s low student-faculty ratio fosters a tightly knit community in which faculty know students by name. The 2013 and 2014 enrolling classes are the strongest and largest to date, reflecting the increasing selectivity of the university. In addition to its degree programs in communication and journalism, NU-Q offers both a certificate in Middle East studies and a minor in media and politics. The university has received strong support from the Qatar National Research Fund to carry out unprecedented projects that offer the first glimpses into trends and behaviors of local populations.

The successful candidate will be an innovative educator with substantial experience working with undergraduates in a distinguished academic setting and will have an established record of effective, strong and collaborative leadership. S/he will have requisite administrative, teaching and scholarly experience with an appreciation for and understanding of the fields of communication and journalism, and with commitment to the integration of the liberal arts into the program of the school. S/he will have demonstrated success in cultivating relationships with diverse constituencies and be an articulate, dynamic and effective communicator, facile writer and conceptual thinker. Experience attracting, motivating and managing talented faculty and staff is preferred. An advanced degree is required, preferably a Ph.D. Familiarity with the region is a plus but not required.

Highly competitive salary will be complemented by a foreign station allowance equal to 25% of base salary. Other benefits may include a relocation package, housing, reimbursement for dependent education costs of primary and secondary tuition and fees, and allowances for travel and local transportation. Professorial development and research funds may also be provided.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Interested candidates should submit confidentially, in electronic form (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files preferred) a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to: Dr. Jett Pihakis.