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Director of Innovative Programming and Policy Advisor

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: International Affairs

Department: Office of International Affairs
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $82,000 - $86,000 per year
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
March 27, 2017; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include the following:
(1) Cover letter summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position;
(2) Current resume or vita, which includes dates of employment;
(3) Name, title/organization, email address, and phone umber of at least three professional references, at least one of whom has served as your supervisor (candidates will be notified prior to references being conducted).

Department Summary
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) works to make the University of Oregon a more global university. In 21st century higher education, international engagement is not an optional extra: as noted in UO's Academic Plan, it is a core mission, essential to a thriving, socially salient, intellectually robust, academic community. It is part of the normal functioning of every school, college, department, and center. OIA works to support and integrate the wide range of international engagements, global-scale projects, and transnational partnerships launched and maintained in our many academic units. More information is available on UO's International Affairs website at Units within OIA consist of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Global Education Oregon (GEO), Global Studies Institute (GSI), Mills International Center.

Position Summary
This position works directly with the Vice Provost for International Affairs (VPIA) and the leadership of the various OIA units to develop innovative programs that enhance UO research excellence; support faculty global engagements; bring students into new forms of internationl curriculum, service, and experiential learning; and enhance the global diversity and cross-cultural vibrancy of the UO campus and community. This all involves the generation of new revenue from grants, gifts, contracts, fee-based trainings, and other sources to support innovative programming.

This postion also provides policy advice and support to the VPIA and other OIA leaders. This includes guidance and support on: contracts and other relationships with international partners and vendors; UO internationalization in light of changing international and US federal, state, and local policy and legal regimes; how to optimize OIA's mission and operations in concert with other UO units, and external stakeholders in government, business, and community in the US and globally.

This position reports to the Vice Provost for International Affairs and has no budget authority or supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Requirements
• JD degree or equivalent professional background in law.
• Three years' experience with program innovation or policy analysis in an international context.
• Significant international experience through study, employment, or residence abroad.
• Experience in business development or strategic planning in the public or private sector.

Professional Competencies
• Excellent problem-solving and strong analytical skills with proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and multi-task to meet goals and deadlines.
• Strong research and writing background, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to international education and the promotion of cross-cultural understanding.
• Proven ability to positively engage with people from diverse professional, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.
• Familiarity with international political, social, and cultural issues as they pertain to education abroad, international travel, and international service.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with program design and project management.
• Experience working in an institution of higher education.
• Ability to speak one or more languages, in addition to English, relevant to current and/or projected program portfolio.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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