Texas Global at the University of Texas at Austin is currently looking for a Global Strategies Officer. This position supports the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement (OSVPGE) and collaborates with all Texas Global units, 18 UT Schools/Colleges, faculty/staff, and international partners to advance the university’s global strategic efforts. The incumbent plays a key role in mapping UT internationalization activities on campus and abroad, collecting data that will inform and support decision-making pertinent to the development and implementation of institutional global strategies, and coordinating inbound and outbound intra-institutional delegations. The GSO also provides day-to-day programmatic support and assists in the creation of policies and procedures that are to be implemented within the OSVPGE and/or across the institution. Areas of geographic responsibilities include: Asia, Oceania, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Support International on-campus and off-campus Texas Global delegation visits:
Coordinate, in consultation with Texas Global leadership and colleagues across UT-Austin, a significant number of international visiting delegations on campus;
Ensure that all members of international visitor delegations meet with appropriate counterparts on campus; identify faculty/staff for delegation meetings; develop itinerary and prepare all collateral materials required for visit;
Conduct preliminary research, as necessary, and create briefs for UT delegation hosts;
Meet with visiting delegations and participating faculty/staff, as necessary; compile and synthesize feedback of discussions; debrief and present feedback and data of visiting delegations’ meetings to OSVPGE leadership team to determine follow-up action plan;
Provide timely follow-up contact with visitors and UT Austin participants to ensure that appropriate relationships with potential partners can be properly cultivated;
Evaluate institutions for potential linkages with UT-Austin via targeted travel accompanying Texas Global and UT delegations abroad.
Collaborate with units across campus to determine current landscape of Memoranda of Understandings, contracts, etc. with international partners. Determine level of activity and create mechanisms for oversight of agreements;
Create policies and procedures pertinent to MoUs and ensure that said procedures align with international education field.
Provide supporting data to leadership for the review of existing and developing exchanges and visiting student and scholar programs and activities;
Facilitate the review and approval of international collaboration agreements;
Represent the OSVPGE and participate in meetings across campus to ensure a more wholistic approach to partnership engagement.
Gather data to illustrate global engagement on campus and abroad. Areas to be mapped include faculty research/creative activity, student/faculty mobility, on-campus global programs, international partnerships, and other areas of importance for mapping;
Serve as key member of OSVPGE advisory board and other committees to advance development and implementation of institutional strategies.
Master’s degree with at least 5 years of relevant experience in international education or an international field. Near native fluency (excellent writing and speaking skills) in a language from the geographical regions of responsibility. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Collaborative and proactive team player with the ability to serve as an effective role model and interact with individuals at all levels of the institution and with external contacts. Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize workload, and remain organized in a fast-paced, deadline-sensitive environment. High level of intercultural competency skills, political savvy, diplomacy, strict adherence to confidentiality and an ability to be a nimble task-oriented team player. Experience working and/or studying abroad; strong commitment to keeping abreast of current trends and challenges in the field of international education. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
PhD. and fluency in two or more languages from the regions of responsibility.
May work around standard office conditions. May require work outside of regular office hours, including evenings and weekends. Travel may be required. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Use of manual dexterity. Climbing of stairs.
Internal Number: R_00006556
About The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 21,000 faculty and staff, 16 colleges and schools and over 52,000 students.
The university’s reach goes far beyond the borders of the main campus with satellite campuses and research centers across Texas, including the J.J. Pickle Research Campus, the Marine Science Institute, the McDonald Observatory, the Montopolis Research Center and the Brackenridge tract.
With an enrollment of 11,000 students and more than 3,500 master’s and doctor’s degrees awarded annually, the graduate school is a national leader in graduate degrees awarded and one of the largest graduate schools in the nation.
More than 8,700 bachelor’s degrees are awarded annually in more than 170 fields of study and 100 majors.
The university has one of the most diverse student populations in the country and is a national leader in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to minority students.