Job Vacancy: Director, Indiana University Mexico Gateway
Indiana University is a major public research university, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education. It ranks among the top U.S. institutions of higher education for international engagement, maintaining partnerships with over 60 foreign universities, a highly internationalized student body, and a wide range of international teaching and research activities. A key component of Indiana University's international strategy is the establishment of a Global Gateway Network of international representative offices ("Gateways").
The IU Mexico Gateway in Mexico City will serve to promote and support IU's mission in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America by providing a base for research collaborations, scholarly conferences and workshops, study abroad programs, distance learning initiatives, student recruitment activities, alumni events, and other activities.
Indiana University invites applicants to fill the position of Director of the IU Mexico Gateway. The Director will be an employee of a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indiana University registered in Mexico.
The Director will principally work from the IU Mexico Gateway office located on the campus of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He/she will work in close cooperation with an Academic Director and report to the Director of IU's Global Gateway Network, both of whom are based in Bloomington, Indiana within the office of IU's Vice President for International Affairs. The Gateway Director will support and promote the interests of IU, including through the following responsibilities:
- Develop and support strategic relationships with leading universities, academic organizations, government agencies, businesses, NGOs, and private foundations in order to:
- deliver increased opportunities for IU faculty and graduate students to engage in collaborative research, short- and long-term research stays, and other forms of research activity in Mexico and the wider region
- identify and secure research funding opportunities for IU faculty and graduate students
- develop opportunities for enhanced international learning experiences for IU students, including study-abroad programs, internships, and short-term exchanges
- Coordinate with the IU Alumni Association to support and increase the activities of local alumni chapters
- Assist with university recruitment efforts in Mexico:
- Represent IU to prospective students at education fairs and other academic events in Mexico
- Assist in the coordination of onsite logistics for hosted student and secondary educator events
- Act as an advisor to IU admissions staff in the development and implementation of student recruitment activities
- Prepare and deliver promotional and marketing materials (including use and management of social media platforms), and contribute information and advice regarding IU's international marketing and outreach strategies
- Assist the Academic Director in developing, promoting and delivering programming at the Gateway, including research conferences, workshops, public lectures, seminars, and cultural events
- Assist IU faculty in developing and delivering short-term study abroad program activities
- Coordinate with IU administrators to conduct alumni events and student recruitment events at the Gateway
- Administration and logistics
- Conduct formal and informal correspondence in English and Spanish to carry out the business of the Gateway
- Develop and maintain a contact database
- Carry out basic financial management and accounting
- Manage and administer local vendor and service provider relationships
- Coordinate travel agendas and provide logistical advice in support of visiting IU faculty, students, and administrators
- Qualifications and experience
- Graduate degree (M.A. or equivalent) required; doctoral degree desirable
- Native Spanish speaker and fluency in English (spoken and written)
- Competency in standard office software including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint applications
- A minimum of 5 years of work experience in higher education, non-profit administration, or a U.S. multinational firm in Mexico
- Experience with U.S. university-level students and/or U.S. higher education highly desirable
- Established academic network desirable
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently
- Work at occasional evening and weekend events will be required
- Occasional travel to the US and throughout Mexico and the wider region will be required
If interested in the position, please e-mail your CV and cover letter to Alexander (Ally) Batten, Director of International Gateways, Office of the Vice President for International Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for applications is October 11, 2019.