Associate Vice Provost for Global Academic Programs

Albany, NY - Posted: 11/21/16 | SHARE:


About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

The Center for International Education and Global Strategy at the University at Albany, SUNY seeks an energetic, visionary and successful international educator for the position of Associate Vice Provost for Global Academic Programs.  This position will oversee the development and implementation of programs that integrate the study of language and culture as well as international internships with study in the Sciences, Engineering and Business.  It will also help support the expansion of Education Abroad.  This position reports to the Dean/Vice Provost for International Education and Global Strategy. 


  • Sets strategy for operations of international double major programs, including recruiting, retaining, and supporting a diverse cohort of students from science, engineering, and business
  • Organizes the department's management team by facilitating strategic planning and visioning for Global Academic Programs
  • Liaises with science, engineering, and business faculty coordinators to establish progression plans and ensure that coursework taken at partner institutions will transfer to the degree program
  • Develops, administers and evaluates all aspects of the Global Academic Programs, including marketing, recruitment, and retention initiatives to a diverse array of audiences
  • Provides reporting on program status
  • Supports the expansion of Education Abroad
  • Creates, monitors, and evaluates the strategic plan for Global Academic Programs which would include growth and development of the program, budget, and staffing needs
  • Supervises all staff, professional and student, directly associated with Global Academic Programs
  • Establishes and maintains international academic host sites for Global Academic Programs study semesters, identifying a network of support for students at each site
  • Oversees course approval and documentation at academic partner institutions
  • Develops and maintains international internship opportunities for students and liaises with employers
  • Identifies potential grant opportunities and manages existing grant funded projects
  • Responsible for maintaining and developing on-campus partnerships with academic and student services departments that impact Global Academic Programs
  • Oversees the integration and promotion of the academic plans for all potential combinations of majors
  • Represents Global Academic Programs at various committees, work groups, and conferences
  • Oversees preparation of orientations and presents academic information to new Global Academic Programs students and parents during orientation
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of science, engineering, and business professional practices
  • Knowledge of university and college curriculum content and requirements
  • Knowledge of program evaluation methods
  • Skill in program design and leadership
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds



  • Master's degree and ten years of experience in a related role
  • Experience managing education abroad programs
  • Experience developing international academic and internship partners
  • Excellent supervisory, organizational, and training skills
  • Skill in program development and execution
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity
  • Demonstrated administrative leadership skills, including creative problem-solving
  • Desire and ability to engage in international travel as needed


  • Fluency in one or more European or Asian languages
  • Strong technical writing skills, preferably with experience in an engineering or science context
  • Experience in communicating and working closely with others in a project team scenario
  • A doctoral degree in a science, engineering, or business discipline
  • Experience in effectively working across disciplines, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Senior Staff Associate, SL5

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  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • List of three references

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Closing date for receipt of applications: December 15, 2016

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