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Global Education and Training (GET) is comprised of GET, the Intensive English Institute (IEI), and the Shanghai Office. For over 25 years, GET has provided comprehensive educational and executive training programs to thousands of students and executives from around the world. GET’s programs provide valuable opportunities for individuals and teams to develop global competencies at Illinois, and prepare current and future industry leaders to work in diverse, international contexts. For more than 50 years, the IEI has provided a challenging and supportive educational environment where language learners can gain proficiency in English for academic, professional, or other purposes. The Shanghai Office, opened in December 2013, operates as a natural extension of the Illinois-China partnership, serving students, faculty, staff, and alumni through outreach, protocol, and career activities.
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Primary Position Function/Summary:
Provide administrative oversight of Global Education and Training (GET), including programmatic and business operations, the Intensive English Institute (IEI) and the Shanghai Office (SO).
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide direction, organizational leadership and overall administration for the development, coordination, and implementation of programs and services provided by GET; oversee day-to-day operations.
Supervise and lead staff to achieve success and foster a culture of innovation and high-level performance at both the individual and the organizational level.
Provide oversight and implementation of unit, VPIAGS and campus policies and procedures; oversee communication efforts to ensure all staff members are aware of current policies and procedures.
Initiate, supervise, and perform analysis relevant to planning, policy and program development, program evaluation, and decision-making.
Contribute to strategy and development efforts of GET by supporting or leading strategic initiatives.
Innovatively create, develop and execute consistent onboarding, training, and procedures to equip, resource, and add value to GET staff and to maximize operational efficiencies.
Foster a healthy workplace culture utilizing guiding principals and best practices, integrating industry professional standards and organizational health research.
Identify and oversee professional development initiatives with input from the GET Director and Assistant Directors.
Identify synergies and provide mechanisms to foster joint programs and activities between GET, IEI, and SO.
Assist with GET, IEI and Shanghai Office budget review processes, including aligning strategic decision-making with income and expenses.
Travel within the US and internationally to represent the University as needed.
Serve as liaison to the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies (VPIAGS) for information, guidance, and adherence to policies, procedures, and best practices for finance, HR and operations.
3 years administrative experience in an international office, or equivalent.
3 years demonstrated supervisory experience.
Demonstrated program management and fiscal management experience.
Ability to develop and implement an organizational vision, strategies and goals with, and for, staff and key stakeholders.
Ability to successfully lead, collaborate with, and interact with diverse groups of people.
Familiarity and knowledge of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign or a similar research university.
Strong program management, organizational, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong writing and speaking skills in English.
Skills in planning, organizing, integrating information, making decisions, and obtaining results.
Ability to think strategically and resolve conflict.
Ability to assume responsibility and to work with minimum guidance.
5 or more years of administrative experience with successive levels of responsibility.
Experience working or studying in another country.
Experience working in a globally-oriented team environment.
High-level proficiency in a second language.
Start Date: The position will start as soon as possible after the close date.
In order to ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references by 09/27/2019. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Applicants are encouraged to specifically relate their backgrounds and experience to the requirements of the position as outlined above.