International Education Leadership, Other International Education Opportunities
Lehigh University located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is seeking career-minded individuals to join the Iacocca Institute, part of the Office of International Affairs. The Iacocca Institute, founded in 1988, offers a unique portfolio of programs that focus on developing leaders with a deep understanding of different cultures and countries and comfort working across boundaries and borders. The Institute’s flagship program is the Global Village, an immersive intercultural learning experience focused on global business and leadership skills that brings university students and professionals from around the world to Lehigh for five weeks each summer to learn how to work across cultures and lead in a global community. Today, the Global Village alumni network now includes more than 2,200 successful leaders from 135 countries. In addition to the Global Village, the Institute also offers the Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive for US and international high school students, and Global Village on the Move, which works with global partner organizations to bring programs to cities around the world.
We are seeking individuals with extensive experience with designing and leading intercultural learning experiences to join our team! The Institute is expanding and investing in the development of new programs that build on our long history of leading intercultural development programs. If you are a professional looking for a place where your passion meets contribution in the area of international higher education, consider this exciting opportunity.
The Program Director will manage planning and implementation of a portfolio of Iacocca Institute programs as assigned, which may include core Iacocca Institute summer programs, as well as custom or offsite programs that may be one-year or multi-year in implementation. The Program Director will act as a core member of the Institute's new program design and development team.
Curriculum planning and supervision of implementation
Working with the Institute Director, finalize curriculum design and implementation plan for approval by the Director and provide the direction needed to delegate implementation to program staff; supervise ongoing implementation, stepping in to resolve issues and manage contingencies, with input/approval by Institute Director if necessary
Provide documentation of design and desired outcomes for input to assessments; put in place system for feedback on specific curricular program elements during/post-program to evaluate the need for changes and improvements; review feedback with the Institute Director at the conclusion of the program for decisions and goals in next-year planning
A new program and initiatives design
Together with the Institute Director, determine and manage appropriate target capacity to be made available for new proposal and initiative work, launch new program and initiative design activities with agreement on roles/responsibilities, criteria and timing of go/no-go decisions and deliverable milestones
Manage requests for collaboration and proposal received from Institute partners, other Lehigh departments and others, presenting them to the Institute Director for consideration; meet periodically with the Institute Director to review capacity and requests
Maintain and organize all documentation and reference materials for each proposal and identified potential opportunity, for future reference
Program and operations staff supervision
Provide day-to-day direction, assignment, and management to program and operations staff, including the Program Manager, Coordinator and all temporary staff for assigned programs.
Create and manage recruiting processes for temporary staff, involving the Institute Director appropriately for input, hiring decisions and approvals; manage and supervise onboarding and training processes for temporary program and operations staff
Recognized among the nation's premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Our ideal size, student-to-faculty ratio and vibrant campus allow students to collaborate on projects in and out of the classroom.
Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic community that is a short drive from New York City and Philadelphia. Over 820,000 people live in the region.
Office of International Affairs:
Lehigh is an international university. Our faculty members and graduate students collaborate with colleagues in more than 55 countries. Our students take advantage of more than 250 study abroad programs in more than 74 countries. We have institutional partnerships with 21 universities around the world and the United Nations. And this fall, we welcomed a record number of international students—almost 10 percent of the Class of 2019 and half of our graduate student body.
We are dedicated to further globalizing Lehigh’s mission of advancing learning through the integration of teaching, research and service to others through a systematic and sustained engagement between the Lehigh community and the world at l...arge. Our overall goals are to make the Lehigh community international and to expand Lehigh’s footprint abroad. To meet these goals, we're focused on:
• Establishing and sustaining international connections,
• Expanding international experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students,
• Making Lehigh a destination for international faculty, students and visitors, and
• Internationalizing our university.