The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the flagship of The University of Texas System. UT Austin enrolls more than 51,000 students studying in almost 120 bachelor’s degree programs and more than 220 graduate programs across 18 colleges and schools. UT Austin is steadfastly committed to global engagement and is home to more than 5,600 international students and 1,500 international scholars from more than 130 countries, with more than 530,000 living alumni in 176 counties around the world.
Reporting to the Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement (SVPGE), and serving in a key leadership role, the Assistant Vice Provost for Programs at Texas Global works closely with university leadership; colleges, schools, and units; and international stakeholders to advance campus internationalization. The position provides oversight of strategic initiatives and high-profile global engagement programs, manages the flow of assigned projects, and serves as a key member of the Senior Vice Provost’s core leadership team.
At the direction of the SVPGE, the Assistant Vice Provost for Programs at Texas Global will lead and support engagement with governments, the private sector, and non-profit organizations. The incumbent will also work with team members to identify funding and programmatic opportunities for UT Austin and expand the university’s global engagement portfolio of academic and entrepreneurship projects both on campus and abroad.
Stand in for the SVPGE, as requested, for both internal and external meetings.
Provide independent analysis and judgment in prioritizing situations requiring attention and take steps to ensure projects/initiatives are moved forward and tracked for progress through completion.
Assist the SVPGE with development and management of short- and long-term goals, objectives, and strategic initiatives.
Identify information proactively that has the potential to be impactful and elevate issues along with resolution options to the SVPGE in a timely manner.
Demonstrate strong organizational and interpersonal savvy, as well as emotional intelligence.
Perform appropriate research for special projects, as determined by the SVPGE.
Assume leadership of special projects and initiatives, as appropriate.
Scope, plan, and execute often quick-turnaround projects with limited outside assistance.
Serve as a member of the SVPGE’s core leadership team.
Lead and serve on Texas Global and university committees, as necessary.
In collaboration with the SVPGE, supervise Global Alumni Relations, Global Programs and Innovation (GPI) as well as other units, as determined.
Work with Texas Global senior leadership to develop and oversee a long-term strategic vision for Global Programs and Innovation (GPI), which capitalizes on the strengths of two existing units – the Global Innovation Lab (GIL) and Global Customized Programs (GCP)
Lead teams committed to developing and administering high-impact global programs with governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and non-profit organizations.
Work collaboratively with direct reports to manage current and future projects, expand interdisciplinary academic and research partnerships, and increase contracts/grants awarded to Texas Global.
Establish methods to assess progress on program goals and the performance of managers/team members in GIL and GCP.
Collaborate with GPI team members to establish and maintain relationships with program sponsors and prospective partners.
Establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships with stakeholders and partners across the university and abroad.
Accurately reflect the SVPGE’s position in internal/external meetings and discussions to help drive understanding and move decision-making forward.
Work in a shared office environment
Work around standard office conditions
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
Use of manual dexterity
3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
Letter of interest
Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.
Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.
Master's degree in a relevant field with at least 12 years of experience working in the field of international education or international development within a complex organization (higher education, government, private sector, or NGO).
Sustained experience working with a diverse array of university and external stakeholders in a collegial and effective manner.
Experience with grants and/or philanthropic giving.
Deep understanding of intercultural communication and cultural competency.
Demonstration of the following skills: organizational savvy and political acumen, problem-solving, impeccable communication (oral and written), decision-making and critical thinking, ability to manage multiple priorities, planning and coordination, organizational change management, relationship management, and collaboration.
Commitment to working collaboratively toward common goals that advance global engagement at UT Austin.
Strong background developing and managing strategic stakeholder communications efforts.
Experience living and/or working abroad.
Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Terminal degree in a relevant field with at least 10 years of experience working in the field of international education or international development within a complex organization (higher education, government, private sector, or NGO).
Experience working in complex organizations in the area of global engagement and/or entrepreneurship, international philanthropy, development, and government with a broader knowledge of higher education institutions to include administrative operations, student affairs, or academic affairs.
Near native/native fluency in a language other than English.
Additional Salary Information: Dependent upon qualifications.
Internal Number: R_00013868
About The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 21,000 faculty and staff, 16 colleges and schools and over 52,000 students.
The university’s reach goes far beyond the borders of the main campus with satellite campuses and research centers across Texas, including the J.J. Pickle Research Campus, the Marine Science Institute, the McDonald Observatory, the Montopolis Research Center and the Brackenridge tract.
With an enrollment of 11,000 students and more than 3,500 master’s and doctor’s degrees awarded annually, the graduate school is a national leader in graduate degrees awarded and one of the largest graduate schools in the nation.
More than 8,700 bachelor’s degrees are awarded annually in more than 170 fields of study and 100 majors.
The university has one of the most diverse student populations in the country and is a national leader in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to minority students.