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Global Oregon Program Director - Archive
Office of International Affairs

Posting: 12540
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2013-05-01

Position: Global Oregon Program Director
Salary: $60,000 - $70,000 + benefits
Hours:1.0 FTE

Institutional Setting:

Global Oregon is a university-wide strategic initiative to enhance internationalization in the student experience, in research, and in our outreach to the state and the world.  Like all strategic initiatives, it blurs the boundaries among teaching, research, and community service.  It establishes new synergies among all three to develop new modes of learning, and new ways for the university to fund itself and give back to the community.  Global Oregon is deliberately cross-regional and interdisciplinary, drawing together UO expertise on every world region and from many academic domains to address truly global challenges and to internationalize the student experience, and by extension, the state.

Global Oregon’s many activities cluster under three priorities:

1.       GO Global with UO’s Green Brand and Other Emergent Brands

2.       GO Global in the Student Experience

3.       GO Global in the State

In addition to the core Global Oregon team, Global Oregon is comprised of five research working groups: Peace & Migration, Resilient Communities, Translation, Language, and Study Abroad.

The Program Director will report to the Executive Directors and serve as the main operational manager of GO activities. The Program Director will be assisted by the GO Program Assistant, a position filled in recent years by an able graduate assistant.

Position Responsibilities:

The Global Oregon Program Director reports to the Global Oregon Executive Directors and serves as the main operational manager of GO activities.  The Program Director is responsible for the development and administration of Global Oregon’s projects and programs, as well as budget design, in close association with the Global Oregon Directors.

This work involves managerial, organizational, communications, strategic planning and public relations skills, as well as close interface with relevant UO departments and related entities outside the University.  The Program Director also interacts closely with the various directors in other GO projects and supports the faculty, staff, and students working on these ventures.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

Assist Executive Directors and other GO leaders with identification and development of strategic collaborations among faculty, students, community, schools and programs across campus and around the state.

  • Coordinate project communications in order to strengthen the profile of Global Oregon on campus and the state.
  • Track all Global Oregon activities in departments, colleges, and other research centers through in-house database.
  • Collaborate closely with units in, and affiliated with, the Office of International Affairs and the Emerging Global Studies Institute (GSI).  As the GSI is launched, the Global Oregon program Director may be asked to assume a leadership role within the Institute. 

Assist Executive Directors and other Global Oregon leaders in developing grant applications, which include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in the development of Global Oregon’s Title VI and Title VIa grant strategy and final submission documents.
  • Supporting grant principal investigators in correspondence, travel arrangements, announcements, meeting coordination, reporting.
  • Assisting in the management of other grants, including program development, implementation, budget tracking, and reporting.

Manage outreach events and activities, including conferences, lecture series, film series, and publicity

  • Assist the Executive Directors and other Global Oregon leaders in developing and implementing outreach objectives.
  • Identify and foster collaborations between faculty, students, and other institutions.
  • Maintain regular correspondence and targeted mailing lists for all Global Oregon partners.
  • Assist in the development of announcements and press releases of Global Oregon activities for newsletters and websites, on and off campus.
  • Oversee the creation of public information materials, brochures, presentations, etc.
  • Manage all aspects of the planning process, including working with guest speakers, room scheduling, travel arrangements, and publicity.
  • Publicize all Global Oregon activities in departments, colleges, and other research centers through in-house database

Help manage the development and implementation of Global Oregon programs and activities

Provide general assistance on new tasks as determined by the Global Oregon Executive Directors.

 Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent oral and written communication with diverse stakeholders
  • Must be flexible and able to work well on a team as well as individually
  • Administrative experience, preferably within a higher education environment, ideally including human resource management, budget creation, and organizational coordination.
  • Demonstrated track record of creativity in the envisioning and implementation of new programs, products, or organizational procedures
  • Grant writing experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to international education and the promotion of cross-cultural understanding
  • Substantial event and/or program planning experience.
  • Finalists must complete a criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience overseeing the production of marketing materials, including designing, writing, and editing newsletters or similar publications
  • International experience through study, employment, travel or residence abroad
  • Second language proficiency preferred

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter with names and contact information for three professional or academic references and a current résumé by email to globaloregon@uoregon.edu, or in hard copy to:

Nancy O’Brien
333 Oregon Hall
5209 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5209

This position is open until filled with review beginning March 18, 2013

This announcement is available in alternative formats upon request.  If you are a qualified applicant with a disability and need accommodation with the application process, please contact us at the email address, above, for assistance.

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