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The Office of Global Affairs (OGA) has an outstanding opportunity for a Resident Director at the University of Washington Rome Center (UWRC). The Resident Director will play a critical role in working with faculty and colleagues in Rome, Italy and with the Vice Provost for Global Affairs at the UW in Seattle to develop robust programs for students and faculty at the UWRC while managing the day-to-day operations of the office.
For more than 30 years, the UWRC, located in the historic Palazzo Pio, has served students and faculty from a variety of UW departments and partner institutions. Further renovations of the facility are in the planning stages to ensure the success of the center for years to come. The UWRC annually hosts 300-400 students from over 30 different faculty-led UW programs in a wide and ever-increasing range of disciplines. Partner university programs are also on the rise, and represent about 20% of total participants.
Faculty Liaison: (40%)
- Lead contact for UW and non-UW program directors
- Orienting faculty interested in planning Rome programs; connecting faculty with OGA
- Informing program directors of overall procedure and policy; advising on all logistical aspects (housing, instructional space, arrivals/departures)
- Connecting program directors with local docents
- Suggesting and arranging logistics for site visits and activities to incorporate into their program for enrichment of curricula and fullest use of location and local resources
Marketing and Promotional Activities (20%)
- Promoting the UWRC to any outside enquiries for study abroad programming or facility use
- Interfacing with OGA to develop fundraising/development/advancement activities as well as other activities to be identified
- Representing the UWRC in meetings and functions with universities/institutions in and outside of Rome to promote collaborations and cooperation
- Welcoming and hosting guests, faculty, alumni, supporters, and potential donors to the UWRC and Rome
- Organizing and presiding over evening events such as Faculty Lecture Series and other initiatives designed to raise the UWRC's profile and/or support UW faculty and students studying in Italy (includes planning events and receptions, maintaining and developing guest lists; presence at UW Seattle campus and occasionally at other institutions' exhibitions/presentations)
Office Management (30%)
- Interviewing and supervising all UWRC contracted employees (assigning duties as needed based on priorities identified)
- Coordination of UWRC internships (annual student internship and summer I-School internship)
- Overseeing the annual budget with home campus administration and staff
- Representing the UWRC on home campus via periodic visits as required by OGA
- Lead contact for the UWRC with legal counsel, labor consultants, local police and governmental authorities. Requires Power of Attorney
- Working with OGA to ensure continued communication/coordination and full integration of the UWRC into general OGA administrative procedures and policies
- Participating in monthly UWRC staff Skype meetings/conference calls with OGA and providing periodic written reports as requested
Performs other work duties as assigned (10%)
- Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience
- Excellent oral and written communications skills in Italian and English
- Experience in international education or related field
- Experience studying or working abroad
- Official employment station is in Rome, Italy
- Master’s or other graduate degree
- European Union work authorization
This position is governed by an Italian contract. The initial Italian time limited contract is 2 years with the opportunity to move to an Italian time-unlimited contract.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service.
The Office of Global Affairs (OGA) is a catalyst and a hub for all things global at the UW, connecting the diverse internal and external networks of scholars, students, and community leaders engaged with international issues. To facilitate these functions, OGA has five main areas of responsibility: administration of study abroad and exchanges; support for international research; oversight of the UW's centers and offices abroad; management of UW international relations and protocols; and coordination of strategic initiatives in the key areas of global health, global environment, global technology, global development challenges, and global cultural change.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.