0015 Vice President for Community and Global Partnerships


TITLE Vice President for Community and Global Partnerships


GRADE Unclassified




The Vice President for Community and Global Partnerships has responsibility for the following administrative units and functions:

  • Broadcast Services
  • International Programs
  • China Programs
  • Office of Research Administration
  • Roy Blunt Jordan Valley Innovation Center
  • Center for Applied Science and Programs (CASE)
  • Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences (CBLS)
  • Springfield Innovation Inc.
  • The efactory
  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Vice President for Community and Global Partnerships advises the President on all matters pertaining to the operation and management of University research, economic development activities, and international programs. The Vice President for Community and Global Partnerships is responsible for all university-wide, externally-generated grants and contracts and provides the administrative leadership to the University community in supporting the University’s mission for enhancement of research and economic development through technology transfer, intellectual property, regulatory compliance, and federal relations.


Education: A master’s degree is required.

Experience: A demonstrated record of increasingly responsible leadership in upper management positions related to community or global partnerships is required. Experience working with an institution of higher education is preferred.

Skills: Exceptional organizational skills, outstanding interpersonal skills, and superior verbal and written communication skills are required. The ability to work collegially within a large, complex, University system and to negotiate with a wide range of constituencies is required. Management skills in selection and supervision of employees and budgeting are required. Excellent leadership skills, decision-making ability, and an ability to project a strong positive image of the University with parents, students, faculty, staff and others, including community, corporate, and government leaders and the media, are 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 requires evening and weekend work. Domestic and overseas travel is required. This position is designated “sensitive” as defined by University policy. This position may include job duties, responsibilities, or activities that are subject to export control regulations.


1.Ensures divisional compliance with the institutional mission of the University by reviewing and approving unit plans, goals, and objectives, designing systems of effective control to guide work toward expected outcomes, and evaluating progress towards their accomplishment.

2. Oversees and provides leadership for the full array of research issues related to the administration of the University’s research programs by serving as or managing individuals who serve as a chief advocate to cultivate relationships and increase research dollars allocated to the University and providing or managing individuals who provide a leadership role in the development and implementation of new University research centers and institutes.

3. Advises the President, senior University administrative officers, and members of the Board of Governors on issues relating to research, economic development, and international programs by making presentations at meetings of the Board of Governors and preparing reports, recommendations, findings, and other correspondence as required.

4. As resources permit, assures the prompt and effective delivery of essential administrative and business services by organizing the Division of Community and Global Partnerships in a logical, non-duplicative and effective manner.

5. Sustains an effective and competent Division of Community and Global Partnerships by hiring and managing appropriate staff.

6. Assumes budgetary responsibility for the Division of Community and Global Partnerships by coordinating the development of annual budgets and retaining executive authority over all unit budgets within the division.

7. Establishes and maintains positive relationships with domestic and international individuals, businesses, groups, and organizations with a focus on developing and enhancing partnerships designed to promote Missouri State University and its mission.

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

9. Performs other duties as assigned and ensures that miscellaneous assignments related to the Division of Community and Global Partnerships are completed in the best interest of the University by accepting and accomplishing tasks which are delegated by the President.


The Vice President for Community and Global Partnerships reports to the President of the Missouri State University System and supervises the associate vice presidents, directors, and other comparable staff in the units within the division.