International Education Leadership, Overseas Opportunities
The University of Notre Dame (USA) in England (UNDE) seeks a skilled leader with experience working in an academic setting to serve as its senior administrator, located near Trafalgar Square in London. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.K.
UNDE is the home for a longstanding and thriving undergraduate study abroad program for University of Notre Dame (UND) students, providing a range of courses taught in-house by a cadre of local adjunct faculty and visiting faculty from the home campus in South Bend, Indiana. The School of Law established UND’s first overseas academic program in London in 1968, making it the oldest study abroad program run by an American law school and featuring the only full-year London option approved by the American Bar Association. Approximately 500 undergraduate and law students take classes and/or reside at our facilities each year.
UNDE also facilitates faculty and student research in all disciplines, done either independently or in collaboration with key academic partners in England and/or Europe, in keeping with the University’s overall goal of being a premier Roman Catholic institution of higher education. To that end, UNDE hosts and organizes academic conferences, workshops, seminars, and lectures, and is the home of a library dedicated to research on G. K. Chesterton, the foremost British Roman Catholic intellectual of the 20th-century. The work of UNDE, along with 10 other Global Gateways and Centers, is overseen on campus by Notre Dame International (NDI), which is responsible for furthering the University’s global presence.
The Executive Director is employed by and is the senior administrator for UNDE. The Executive Director works in collaboration with academic leaders at UNDE and UND in the implementation of the academic vision and strategy, and stewards research collaborations, partnerships, and academic initiatives to raise UNDE and UND’s profile in the United Kingdom.
Leads and oversees the operations and administration of UNDE, including management of a 20-person team
Works closely with London-based leaders of the Law School Program, Catholic initiatives, and the London Undergraduate Program to accomplish strategic goals and priorities
Holds day-to-day decision-making authority regarding finance, programmatic, policy and procedures, personnel, facilities, procurement, information technology, safety and security, communications, and visa matters
Administers, manages, and maintains a sustainable financial model for UNDE
Collaborates closely with leadership throughout NDI to develop, continuously improve, and align UNDE processes and procedures with other Global Gateways
Serves as primary contact for the incident response team in the event of emergencies
Stewards the strategic priorities for UNDE academic programs in alignment with NDI’s strategic plan
Executes programs and initiatives that support the academic priorities of UNDE and NDI, including:
working with UND to maintain standards for all programs
supporting meaningful co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
oversee process, with UND academic leadership, for selecting visiting scholars, faculty, academic conferences, and groups
Works with NDI and the UND Office of Student Affairs in maintaining welfare, health and safety of participating students
Advises and/or supports in establishing and fostering partnerships and collaborations with regional universities, institutes, corporations, governmental, and non-governmental organizations
Represents UNDE to the wider U.K. and European community in coordination with academic leadership at UND and its European Global Gateways
Enhances and advances relationships with alumni, stakeholders, and benefactors in the U.K.
Legal authorization to work in the U.K. is required.
A terminal degree in a field relevant to UNDE’s administration
A robust track record of leadership and substantial work experience as an administrator or manager in any relevant field
Significant experience working in a higher-education environment in the U.S. or U.K. and evidence of substantial knowledge of the U.S. higher education system
Exceptional organizational and communication skills, and excellent interpersonal and management skills working with a multi-cultural team
Strong diplomatic and change-management skills, with astute judgment
Strong sense of character, integrity, work ethic, and commitment to developing and sustaining relationships with a diverse constituency
Committed to the mission and values of a faith-based, Roman Catholic institution
Additional Salary Information: The Executive Director position is a full-time contract position with salary commensurate with the candidate’s experience, as well as a benefits package.
Internal Number: S19760
About The University of Notre Dame (USA) in England
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).