Associate Director, Global Initiatives

Ann Arbor, Michigan
$60,000 - $65,000
Jun 30, 2022
Jul 30, 2022
Position Type
Associate Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

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.

About Ross

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a diverse learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business mission is to build a better world through business. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improve business and society.

You Will:

  • Manage a portfolio of global programs from start to finish, including conceptualizing, organizing, marketing, applications and admissions, developing an ongoing evaluation process, reporting on results, managing balances and partnership issues.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with multiple partner institutions and service providers, in collaboration with the Managing Director.
  • In collaboration with the Managing Director and others across Ross, you will integrate students' international experiences into the curricula.
  • Possible travel internationally and domestically up to a few times per year to meet with potential partners, present at professional conferences, and assess potential or current collaborations and partnerships. This role may also travel with student programs as a staff lead.
  • Lead Business Development for Global Initiatives; work with the Managing Director to create new international and domestic partnerships.
  • Guide the marketing needs of the programs, including web, print, social media, and more; work with Ross Marketing and Communications to build the Ross global footprint.
  • Oversee projects from ideation through implementation, working with team members to ensure delivery. This can include application and admissions management, data evaluation and reporting, creation of new health, risk management and safety processes based on UM Provost requirements for global programs.
  • Create cohesion and cooperation within the Global Initiatives team through aligning processes and programs, and through positive and dynamic team leadership.
  • Provide management and ongoing professional development for Education Advisors, temporary student staff, student workers or Peer Advisors.
  • Be a content expert and coach in international education and help Ross and UM students design, navigate and integrate their experiences.
  • Advise students about program design and requirements, including student learning goals, course selection/equivalencies, and application guidelines. Advising takes place through drop-in hours, individual appointments, and via Zoom, telephone and email.
  • Ensure compliance with UM and Ross travel policies listed in our Standard Practice Guides. Advise students, faculty and staff on these policies.
  • Create travel plans for UM managed global programs to be reviewed by the International Travel Oversight Committee.

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of direct experience in global education or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Benefits at the University of Michigan

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 (Vacation, Holidays, Season Days)
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Flexible Work Program
  • Ross Onsite Fitness Center

Salary Information

The general salary range for this position is $60,000 - $65,000. You can expect to be paid a competitive and equitable salary. Factors used to determine salary include experience, knowledge and skills for the position. You are encouraged to discuss salary questions to honor understanding and transparency throughout the recruiting process.

Michigan Ross values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to the development of diverse and culturally intelligent staff who thrive and contribute to a positive and inclusive environment.

The statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this classification and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.

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.

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.