1003 Associate Vice President, International Program Outreach

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Associate Vice President, International Program Outreach

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1003

GRADE 49

CLASSIFICATION Exempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Vice President for Research and Economic Development and International Programs

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

MAJOR FUNCTION

The Associate Vice President, International Program Outreach directs the activities of the China Campus, specifically the Liaoning Normal University - Missouri State University College of International Business.  The Associate Vice President, International Program Outreach approves administrative policies and procedures and coordinates system-wide support for the China Campus.  The Associate Vice President, International Program Outreach coordinates international student recruitment for the University’s for-credit programs and assists in developing associated advertising and promotion strategies.  The Associate Vice President, International Program Outreach works with academic departments on campus to promote new academic program development, particularly at the graduate level at international partner universities. The Associate Vice President, International Program Outreach oversees all international agreements between Missouri State University and vendors that represent Missouri State University in various countries and maintains updated files on all active contracts and agreements between Missouri State University and its international partners.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Directs the activities of the China Campus, approves administrative policies and procedures and coordinates system-wide support for the China Campus, specifically, the Liaoning Normal University – Missouri State University College of International Business. 

2. Coordinates the activities of University partnerships in Asia, particularly in Mongolia, Vietnam, and India.

3. Coordinates international student recruitment for the University’s academic credit programs.

4. Oversees activities of University international partnerships, including implementation of approved agreements, works with the Associate Vice President, International Education and Training in the strategic development of future partnerships in selected regions of the world, and coordination of new agreements.

5. Works with academic departments to promote new academic program development, particularly at the graduate level at international partner universities.

6. Oversees all academic credit programs related to international agreements between Missouri State University and partner universities.

7. Manages contracts between Missouri State University and vendors that represent Missouri State University interests in various countries.

8. Maintains updated files on all active contracts and agreements between Missouri State University and its international partners.

9. Works with the Associate Vice President for International Education and Training, the University General Counsel, and other entities to ensure ethical practices are maintained in all international programs and services to oversee the development of policies and guidelines.

10. Assists in providing optimum services to international students and scholars by coordinating with appropriate University offices, administrators, and personnel to assure a smooth transition to living in the U.S.

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 designate University committees and task forces as requested.

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

14. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the Vice President of Research and Economic Development and International Programs.

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

SUPERVISON

The Associate Vice President, International Program Outreach supervises administrative staff, graduate assistants, and student workers and is supervised by the Vice President of Research and Economic Development and International Programs.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

FEBRUARY 2017

JOB FAMILY 4

Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 5 - 3300 Points: Knowledge of the principles and methods of an administrative, managerial, or professional field such as accounting or auditing, financial management, information technology, business administration, human resources, engineering, law, social sciences, communications, education, or medicine. Knowledge permits employee to supervise projects and/or departments using standard methods to improve administrative and/or line operations. Knowledge also permits 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 at this level requires a Bachelor's or Master's degree with substantial related work experience, including up to two years of administrative or supervisory experience. Alternatively, this level may require a professional or clinical degree beyond the Bachelor's degree with moderate related work experience; knowledge requirements include significant levels of related work experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 5 - 730 Points: Supervision of (a) several work teams or work team leaders, (b) a rather large group of operative, administrative support, or paraprofessional employees, (c) a work group involving direction of skilled technical employees, (d) professionals in technical and skilled areas, and/or (e) subordinate supervisory personnel. The incumbent performs a full range of supervisory responsibilities including the authority to hire, train, transfer, promote, reward, or discipline others. Supervision will likely be general rather than close supervision of others. At this level, supervisory responsibilities consume significant amounts of work time and include substantial responsibility for work planning activities, staffing, and performance management as well as budgeting and planning functions.

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 6 - 3400 Points: Work involves primary accountability for key end result areas including the major projects, processes, or services of a cost center. Work activities affect a wide range of professional projects or administrative activities of the University, influence internal or external operations, and affect other administrators and a great many students, faculty, and/or staff. At this level, the incumbent may have primary authority for developing large budgets and distributing funds over a number of related functions.