1008 Assistant Vice President International Programs - Director International Leadership and Training Center


TITLE Assistant Vice President International Programs - Director International Leadership and Training Center




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Associate Vice President for International Programs

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Vice President for Research and Economic Development and International Programs


The Assistant Vice President, International Programs and Director, International Leadership and Training Center is responsible for University partnerships in Central and South America, marketing and communications activities for International Programs, and directs the International Leadership and Training Center (ILTC). The Assistant Vice President, International Programs and Director, International Leadership and Training Center is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of customized non-credit training programs for international professionals and University students. The Assistant Vice President, International Programs and Director, International Leadership and Training Center assists in the leadership and oversight of all international programs.


Education: A Master’s degree is required; an earned doctorate is preferred.

Experience: A demonstrated record of increasingly responsible leadership experience in upper management positions is required. Two years of administrative or managerial experience in international educational programs is required.

Skills: Exceptional leadership skills, outstanding interpersonal skills, and superior verbal and written communication skills are required. Familiarity with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policies and procedures is required. Knowledge of recruitment and admission procedures and policies regarding international students is required. Management skills in the selection and supervision of employees and budgeting are required. Computer literacy is required, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and the internet. Strong writing and editing skills are required; a basic knowledge of marketing is required. The ability to solve problems is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Other: The scope of the job occasionally requires evening and weekend work. Overseas travel is required. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, eligible by law to access the SEVIS database.


1. Supervises activities of University partnerships in Central and South America, including implementation of approved agreements, strategic development of future partnerships, and coordination of new agreements.

2. Supervises marketing, communications, and community relations activities for the Office of International Programs.

3. Directs the activities of the ILTC and implements all aspects of the ILTC business plan.

4. Leads the process to set ILTC program goals and measurable outcomes and establishes, supervises, and monitors the department budget.

5. Works with the Associate Vice President, International Programs, the University’s General Counsel, and other entities to ensure that ethical practices are maintained in the ILTC and oversees the development of policies and guidelines.

6. Represents the ILTC internationally in establishing and maintaining relationships with universities, businesses, and professional associations that are current or potential clients.

7. Oversees the development and execution of marketing and promotion strategies and leads client recruitment efforts to ensure proper project flow.

8. Leads the development of customized training program proposals, including course content, budget, scheduling, and logistics.

9. Develops curriculum and leads training modules as needed, particularly on topics related to intercultural competency and international management.

10. Oversees program delivery, including supervision of instructional, administrative, and support personnel to ensure customer satisfaction.

11. Promotes a positive image of the University through participation in community and professional organizations, represents the University at professional meetings and on community committees, and establishes and maintains credible relations with the campus and local communities as well as professional organizations.

12. Serves on designated University committees and task forces as requested.

13. Assists the Associate Vice President, International Programs as needed in the oversight of International Programs’ operations.

14. Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

15. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development conferences, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the Associate Vice President, International Programs.

16. Contributes to the overall success of International Programs and its activities by performing all other duties as assigned.


The Assistant Vice President, International Programs and Director of the International Leadership and Training Center supervises professional, administrative, and instructional personnel, graduate assistants and student employees, and is supervised by the Associate Vice President, International Programs.




Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 6 - 4500 Points: Knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles, and methods of an administrative, academic, managerial, or professional field. Knowledge permits the employee to develop new or substantially modified approaches that diverge from standard methods to improve administrative and/or line operations. Knowledge also permits the employee to plan steps and carry out multi-phase projects requiring problem definition and modified techniques, to coordinate work with others, and to modify methods and procedures to solve a wide variety of problems. Knowledge requirements may include evidence of the ability to manage programs and/or lead and direct other professionals. Knowledge requirements for jobs at this level typically include a level of education beyond the Bachelor's degree with comprehensive related work experience, frequently including substantial administrative or supervisory experience, and knowledge of higher education processes, policies, and procedures. Alternatively, this level may require a professional or clinical specialty beyond the Bachelor's with moderate related work experience. The knowledge requirement at this level may also include a terminal academic degree with an appropriate level of leadership and/or administrative experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 4 - 470 Points: Supervision of (a) a moderate number of operative, administrative support, or paraprofessional employees who do not exercise a full range of supervisory responsibilities over other full-time employees, (b) a small number of professional employees who exercise limited supervision of others, or (c) large numbers of student workers or graduate assistants, or some equivalent combination of the above. The incumbent performs a full range of supervisory responsibilities including performance reviews of subordinates. The incumbent is responsible for training, planning, and directing the work of permanent employees, and generally controls hiring decisions. Supervisory responsibilities consume moderate amounts of work time and may include general work planning tasks.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 5 - 850 Points: Interactions are highly unstructured and incumbents are often required to resolve difficult and unstructured problems. Interactions are commonly with administrators, cost-center heads, high level committees, or external constituents in order to defend, negotiate, or resolve controversial and/or long-range issues and problems. Interactions occur in situations subject to divergent views, skepticism, resistance, uncooperative attitudes, and conflicting objectives. Interactions often require high levels of interpersonal skill and require the ability to influence, interrogate, or control others through debate, persuasion, or authoritative recognition and require strong analytical and decision-making skills.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 4 - 850 Points: The employee operates under administrative supervision and makes decisions based on broadly-stated University objectives and available resources. Administrative guidelines are expressed in terms of project or program outcomes and deadlines with few comprehensive guidelines. Decisions are based on inadequate guidelines that require considerable interpretation and force the employee to plan all phases of the assignment. Assignments may be unrelated in function and the work requires many different processes and methods and a great deal of analysis to identify the nature and extent of problems. The work may require the employee to develop new methods and to deal with many variables, including some that are unclear or conflicting. Characteristic jobs at this level may involve directing large and/or complex programs, projects, or departments in which the work cuts across functional lines or requires dealing with unprecedented issues.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 4 - 1500 Points: Work involves the primary accountability for a smaller department, program, or process. Work activities involve managerial decisions that directly affect the efficiency, costs, reputation, and service quality of the department, program, or process. Work affects a limited range of professional projects or administrative activities of the University. Work activities have a direct and substantial impact on the department. While work activities do have some effect on the efficiency and reputation of the cost center, departments, programs, or processes at this level represent a relatively minor function within the cost center. Employees in jobs at this level may have responsibility for developing budgets, distributing budgeted funds, and exercising the primary control over a relatively small budget.