Director for Global Engagement and Senior International Officer

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How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Why Work at U-M Flint?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future.

Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions after 12 months of eligible service, with immediate vesting.
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance.
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses.

Eligibility for benefits is based on your job group, your appointment percentage and the length of your appointment. Learn more about employee benefits and eligibility and download the Comprehensive Benefits for Faculty and Staff flier .

For tuition support information can be found at: https://www.umflint.edu/hr/ benefits/

Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: https://www.umflint.edu/ chancellor/leadership-mission- vision/

The University of Michigan-Flint’s DEI plan can be found at: https://www.umflint.edu/dei/

 

Responsibilities*

  • In partnership with the Anthropology program, develop and manage the Global Learning Community, a curriculum-based residential living-learning program
  • Grant writing for internal and external funds to maximize internationalization efforts 
  • Develop and manage the Global Faculty Fellowship Program
  • Develop and manage the Fulbright Program; serve the U.S. Cultural Exchange Program (U.S. Dept of State) as campus representative in the role of Fulbright Student Program Adviser (FPA) and the Fulbright Scholar Liaison to promote Fulbright programs and support student and scholar success
  • Serve as UM-Flint representative on the University of Michigan’s Council for Global Engagement, chaired by the UM-Ann Arbor Vice Provost for Engaged and International Learning
  • Serve as global education resource to the UM-Flint community
  • In concert with the UM-Flint Faculty Advisory Council for Global Engagement, establish, update, and approve the policies and strategy for achieving the goals and mission of international education at UM-Flint
  • Support the development of programming for international and intercultural learning on campus (curricular and co-curricular)
  • Consult and assist faculty, academic departments, and deans with the development and implementation of tailored study abroad and study away academic programs
  • Oversee & develop the Education Abroad Program
  • Oversee & develop International Student & Scholar Services
  • Implement and maintain Banner-integrated database and data management software systems (Terra Dotta & Sunapsis)
  • Serve as the UM-Flint campus representative on the University of Michigan International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC)
  • Serve as the international travel expert representative for the UM-Flint All Hazards Committee
  • In collaboration with Environmental Health & Safety (Flint) and Global Engagement Team & ITOC (Ann Arbor) establish health & safety and crisis management protocols and policies for the UM-Flint students, faculty, and staff engaging in international travel 
  • Be knowledgeable of AIEA’s Standards of Professional Practice
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Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree or relevant years of experience
  • Three (3) years demonstrated experience establishing & managing international academic exchange programs/projects.
  • Demonstrated and proven excellent communication, interpersonal and intercultural skills. Demonstrated ability to work successfully as a team member, collaborating with faculty, staff, community and international partners.
  • Demonstrated facility in verbal & written English.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing resources and budgets. Must have the ability to travel to international locations.
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Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree
  • More than seven (7) years demonstrated experience establishing & managing international academic exchange programs/projects.

Work Schedule

A consistent hybrid work schedule (some days on campus and some days working remotely) is available for this position at this time.  However, this is subject to change based upon the duties of the position and the needs of the department.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.