Assistant Vice President - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Assistant Vice President (AVP) for International Programs reports directly to the Vice President (VP) for International Programs and is responsible, in coordination with the VP and unit directors, for the planning, marketing, delivery, and oversight of WSU’s international programs and activities.
The responsibilities of the AVP include the implementation of global engagement strategies in fulfillment of the WSU Strategic Plan and the development of both internal and external linkages that build program partnerships and enrich the University’s international programs.

Required Qualifications

• A Master’s degree and eight (8) years of experience related to the responsibilities of the position. A terminal degree in a related field may be substituted for up to three (3) years of experience.
• Significant administrative and program experience in leading and managing large global projects.
• Ability to work effectively on program development with faculty and administrators.
• Proven leadership skills in articulating and executing a motivating vision, working with diverse stakeholders and managing multiple priorities and initiatives; ability to encourage creativity and innovation; to work collaboratively with colleagues from a wide range of programs and backgrounds and facilitate collaborative processes and initiatives.
• Organizational skills to execute shared governance and to promote collaboration and teamwork.
• Demonstrated ability to work with a multicultural and international clientele.
• Willingness to travel domestically and abroad.

Preferred Qualifications

• A doctorate or terminal degree in a relevant field.
• Cultural competencies acquired through international travel and scholarship.
• Strong relationship management skills and experience working with or managing a team with remote team members.
• Research, teaching, outreach, or institution-building experience abroad.
• Leadership and administrative experience with broad understanding of global issues which are necessary in leading international programs including.
• Experience in analyzing policy and advocating policy change.
• Understanding of student services and issues involved in managing international programs in a higher education context.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

Responsibilities of the Assistant Vice President for International Programs are to:
1. Regularly report to the VP on international matters and other special projects or programs as assigned.
2. Collaborate with the VP, IP unit leaders and other cooperative parties to define international program objectives, set key performance metrics, and establish program and project approach.
3. Identify, lead, direct, and coordinate special projects and initiatives on behalf of IP, may involve executive officers and/or outside agencies. Ensure strategic initiatives meet WSU and International Programs stated goals and planned deliverables.
4. Manage the working relationships between project leadership, University administration, and principal business and operational stakeholders. Represent and act on behalf of IP leadership in addressing internal and external inquiries as it pertains to the University’s international strategic initiatives. Respond to inquiries from internal and external constituents on his/her own initiative and as delegated by VP.
5. Oversee the day-to-day operations of International Programs; provide leadership and resolve general management decisions on behalf of the Vice President; work closely with the Directors of IP departments and administration. Help ensure the quality of international programs by providing leadership and the provision of quality services and programming delivered through International Programs.
6. Promote and support the global dimensions of teaching, research, and engagement in all colleges and campuses of the University. Collaborate with colleges and campuses to support the international components of their academic programs, assist in making connections with appropriate resources, and provide leadership for major cross-cutting initiatives that support the WSU globalization agenda as outlined in the WSU strategic plan.
7. Represent IP and/or the University on various boards and councils as directed by the VP and be active in professional and academic associations.
8. Work with IP Directors and other entities to ensure ethical practices are maintained in all international programs and services and to oversee the development of policies and guidelines.
9. Contribute to the overall success of International Programs and its activities by performing all other duties as assigned.

The University
The main campus, founded in 1890, features world-class facilities for teaching, research, the arts, and Pacific-12 Conference athletics. The campus is located on more than 620 acres among the rolling hills of southeastern Washington in a geographic region known as the Palouse. Due to significant investments from the state as well as private and federal support, outstanding new campus facilities have been constructed and others upgraded significantly during the past decade. Major new facilities include the PACCAR Environmental Technology Building, the Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health, the Biotechnology Life Sciences Facility, and the Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building. Recent construction of three residence halls, a championship-level golf course, and a major addition to Martin Stadium, as well as construction of a football operations building, provide important amenities for the university community and contribute to Pullman’s status as a destination campus. Enrollment at the Pullman campus totaled 20,043 students for fall semester 2015—a record number. About 1,500 faculty, supported by 1,600 graduate assistants and 2,900 administrators and staff, work on the campus.

The Area
Pullman is a dynamic center of higher education, research, and culture located in a region called the Palouse. The region is home to two land grant universities, Washington State University and the University of Idaho located just eight miles to the east in Moscow, Idaho. Washington’s second-largest city, Spokane, is located 75 miles north of Pullman. Demographics Daily designated Pullman a “dreamtown,” reflecting the city’s exceptionally high quality of life. Bloomberg Businessweek named Pullman the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” in Washington. The city also boasts one of the highest percentages of graduate degrees among U.S. micropolitan areas, and its public school system has been ranked among the top 100 in the country. World-class outdoor recreation opportunities—including golfing, skiing, hiking, and boating—are just a short drive away.

Competitive benefits available

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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