Eastern Michigan University (EMU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Senior International Officer (SIO). EMU is a public metropolitan institution known for excellence in community engagement and intellectual inquiry. It seeks a collaborative and inspirational leader to serve as its next SIO.
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves nearly 18,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.
The Senior International Officer will establish and direct a Global Engagement Center and lead Eastern Michigan University's international and global programs and activities within the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. The SIO will engage in strategic planning and resource allocation with the Global Engagement Council for the Center and internationalization of the student experience.
Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President, the SIO is the Division's chief executive for international and global programs and activities and is a member of the University's academic leadership team. The SIO will guide the academic and business planning of the Global Engagement Center, advocate for its interests within and outside the University, engage and serve the local and regional educational community, and work to increase the University's national and international visibility and to secure the resources necessary to fulfill its ambitions.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborate with the Global Engagement Council to engage the campus community in the globalization of the university.
Act as a liaison between administrative units and academic departments for the development and sharing of international interests and expertise.
Collaborate with faculty, students, and community groups to promote international education programs and events.
Monitor and disseminate information about trends in international and global issues and international education to the University Community.
Establish and maintain partnerships with institutes of higher education and organizations abroad.
Seek and secure external funding for international initiatives from grants, foundations, and fund-raising.
Manage and approve all expenditures and monitor the operating budget.
Coordinate and communicate the efforts of offices engaged in international activities, including the development of policies and procedures.
Collaborate with the Office of Enrollment Management to recruit and enroll international students.
Master's degree in an academic discipline, with a demonstrated commitment to an international/global focus, is required. Doctorate or terminal degree is preferred.
Demonstrated success working across an institution to develop and build innovative programs to anticipate and address the changing needs of a diverse international community.
The ability to embrace and articulate the mission and values of Eastern Michigan University including the richness international students and scholars bring to the institution.
Outstanding strategic management and planning skills, including the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a decentralized and non-hierarchical environment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to serve as the University's representative and spokesperson in a variety of venues.
Excellent intercultural communications skills and the ability to work within diverse cultural contexts.
Significant experience with and understanding of academic administration, finances, and processes; skill in synthesizing, blending, and balancing competing ideas and goals to arrive at a common purpose.
Desired qualifications include: experience living, studying, teaching, or conducting research abroad; experience leading study-abroad programs and/or domestic programs for international students; and fluency or strong proficiency in one or more world languages.
Internal Number: 11161
About Eastern Michigan University
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.