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Program Manager: International Programs & Partnerships

University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business
Knoxville, Tennessee
Market Range 12
Closing date
Jul 7, 2023

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The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a full-time, exempt Program Manager for International Programs & Partnerships.  This is a full-time position that reports to the Assistant Dean and will provide essential services, special programs oversight, and leadership to Haslam's international programs, partnerships, and projects. 

International Programs & Partnerships along with the Office of International Programs and Study Abroad (IPSA) contribute to the development of a vibrant, new student engagement and success center, focused on enabling graduate and undergraduate students in the Haslam College of Business to achieve higher value-added educational outcomes, employment, career progression opportunities, and to develop their leadership potential and capabilities.  Additionally, the area of International Programs & Partnerships will contribute to faculty research and teaching opportunities.  The unit builds on existing global partnerships and external international relationships to create a new portfolio of multi-continent international programs and services. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee and the Haslam College of Business is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

The program manager will contribute to the development and oversight of strategies and processes that support the Haslam College of Business’ emergent plan for internationalization.  Responsibilities include annual program development and assessment, negotiation and contract preparation, oversight of special programs, scholarship organization and distribution, grants and administration.  They will coordinate with campus partners on programmatic requirements and student preparation, evaluation of student materials, facilitation of program preparation and delivery for graduate and executive education programs.  

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required in International Studies, Education, Business, Human Services or a related field. At least three years of experience working in international education, student services, academic advising, international engagement, or a related field.  Working knowledge of higher education global programs, standards, requirements and practices. Data representation and analytics skills, as well as excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage time effectively. Ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines. Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion while executing program goals, policies, and regulations.  Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with individuals from culturally-diverse backgrounds. Ability to interact with study abroad program representatives, faculty, and students in a professional manner with an understanding of protocol and confidentiality.  Demonstrated excellent written and oral formal/informal communication skills. Ability to communicate with international partners who are often non-native English speakers. Strong oral and written communication skills.  Ability to work periodic evening and weekend hours and to travel internationally.

Desired Qualifications:

Master’s degree and/or terminal degree in International Studies, Education, Business, Human Services or a related field preferred. Public speaking experience. Experience living or studying abroad. Proficiency in a foreign language. Experience with academic and study abroad software such as Banner, TerraDotta, etc.

The University of Tennessee is an EE/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applicants should apply online, including a cover letter and resume, through the University of Tennessee’s Human Resources website at:



The Haslam College of Business is home to more than 6,000 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students.  Six academic departments – Accounting and Information Systems, Business Analytics and Statistics, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing and Supply Chain – are housed in HCB, along with non-degree programs and centers that serve the community and state.  Undergraduate students at HCB have a choice of nine majors, thirteen collaterals, and six dual concentrations.  The undergraduate office is well-respected throughout the university for their professional advising center, and supports undergraduate student professional development by programs including Executives-in-Residence, the Venture Living Learning Community, and a business core focused on practical business knowledge and leadership development. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 28,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, diversity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.

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