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Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs

Appalachian State University
Perkinsville, NC
Closing date
Apr 27, 2024

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Program Development
Position Type
Assistant Vice Provost
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Position Title Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs Working Location (City, State) Boone, NC Faculty Rank Provide Rank Position Number 063911 Department International Edu & Development - 215000 Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Position Summary Information

Minimum Qualifications
  • Masters degree in a relevant field.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in an international programs environment.
  • Experience in academic management in a higher education setting.
  • Budgetary and fiscal management experience.
  • Significant experience supervising and collaborating with faculty and professional staff.
  • Strong cultural diplomacy, fluency, and literacy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with exceptional judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to travel as needed to develop/cultivate international partnerships.
  • Proven ability to develop international partnerships to increase educational and research opportunities for students and faculty and to expand the University's international programs and presence both domestically and abroad.
  • A working understanding of relevant federal and state laws and regulations associated with international programs.

License/Certification Required Preferred Qualifications

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Office of International Programs (OIP), previously referred to as the Office of International Education and Development, is responsible for facilitating global engagement efforts at Appalachian State University (App State). App State combines a strong liberal arts foundation with a comprehensive, pervasive, and integrated commitment to global engagement. App State's global engagement efforts aim to develop awareness, knowledge, appreciation, and respect of cultural differences in domestic and international contexts in its students, faculty, and staff. The University is also dedicated to creating a campus environment that builds the theoretical and practical skills needed to interact effectively in a global society. Through curriculum, co-curricular activities, relationships with scholars and students from around the world, education abroad programs, grants and scholarships for collaborative research abroad, and numerous cross-cultural programs, App State creates opportunities for students to understand the world and be active participants in it. App State's ability to fulfill its commitment to global engagement is the result of bright and curious students working with an inspired and diverse faculty and staff, a demanding and interdisciplinary curriculum, and thriving international programs.

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs plays a key leadership role in the University's global engagement efforts and implementing programs that further University-wide academic initiatives for undergraduate and graduate, international education programs that provide opportunities for students to become globally competent critical thinkers. The Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs interacts with many campus partners including, vice-chancellors, associate and assistant vice-chancellors, vice provosts, deans, academic department chairs/academic program directors, and non-academic department leaders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include:
  • Lead global initiatives at the university-wide level to ensure that App State meets its strategic mission related to global engagement.
  • Lead the teams in the International Students and Scholars Services and Outreach and Education Abroad.
  • In consultation with senior leadership, manage the University's efforts in global engagement, strategic planning, visioning, and implementation.
  • In partnership with University Advancement, provide strategic direction and active stewardship in fund-raising and external relations for international education.
  • At the direction of the Chancellor and Provost, lead the University's international relations, and act as the lead liaison with colleges, schools, departments, corporate, federal, and state partners on global initiatives.
  • Work closely with academic departments to infuse global content in the curriculum.
  • Provide strategic leadership and relationship-building to enhance global opportunities for faculty, students, staff, including study, research, and internships abroad as well as global engagement opportunities in North Carolina and across the United States.
  • In partnership with the Division of Enrollment Management, identify trends in and support for degree-seeking international student undergraduate and graduate student recruiting, retention, and success.
  • In coordination with Academic Affairs and the Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Emergency Management, provide strategic leadership in the area of Risk Management and International Travel Review Committee for Strategic Global Risk Management.
  • Identify and enhance global engagement opportunities for App State.
  • Ensure that the Office is in compliance with all relevant federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Routinely develop and present insightful data, dashboards and reports that facilitate analysis, assessment of value, and strategic discussions about program progress and opportunities.

Type of Position Full Time Position Staff/Non-Faculty Staff/Non-Faculty Appointment Type 1.0 Work Schedule/Hours Mon-Fri, 8:00-5:00 pm, and as needed Number of Hours Per Week 40 Number of Months Per Year 12 Mandatory Staff No Suggested Salary Range $113,059 - $123,687 Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position within the university office area. All duties are to be performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Posting Details Information

Posting Date 03/22/2024 Closing Date 04/21/2024 Open Until Filled No Evaluation of Applications Begins 04/22/2024 Proposed Date of Hire Special Instructions to Applicants

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University's Job Board:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of three professional references with contact information

Search Chair Name Ted Zerucha Search Chair Email Quick Link Posting Number 201501392P

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