Position, Center Director for IES Abroad Kunming

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Center Director for IES Abroad Kunming

Reports to: Academic Program Dean, based in the U.S.
Location: Kunming, China
Employment Type: Full-time Employee

Scope of Duties:
The IES Abroad Kunming Center Director is responsible for strategy, management and operations at the IES Abroad Kunming Center. The Center Director supervises the Center’s academic programs, serves as the main point of contact with the Center’s partner institution in Kunming, and cultivates a broad range of contacts in Kunming and China for the benefit of the Center and IES Abroad.  The Center Director is the main point of contact for the Center with IES Abroad headquarters in Chicago, and reports to the Program Dean for China. The Center Director supervises all staff and faculty members in Kunming and is responsible for the health and safety conditions of IES Abroad students.  The Center Director will lead the hiring process (in coordination with the Program Dean) to fill any approved vacancies. The Center Director will represent IES Abroad Kunming at various IES Abroad meetings, during visits to colleges and universities in the United States to speak with study abroad coordinators and to recruit students, and at other national and international meetings, as determined with the Program Dean.  The Center Director will oversee other projects that involve the cultivation of a broad range of contacts in China. The IES Abroad Kunming Center Director communicates and collaborates closely with the Center Directors in Shanghai and Beijing, China, on intra-Center projects and opportunities.

The IES Kunming Center Director position combines strong academic credentials in a recognized academic discipline with demonstrated experience in academic administration and management. The Director should be familiar with the nature, organization, and customs of higher education in both the United States and China, should have experience working in the field of higher education in both countries, and should demonstrate experience and skill at collaborating with Chinese and U.S. institutions. The Director should have a strong commitment to academic rigor, to educating people in an international environment, and to promoting intercultural competence. Native or near-native fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese, both written and spoken, is required.

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Contact: nleblanc@iesabroad.org
Website: iesabroad.org
Posting Date: 03/13/2015
Closing Date 06/10/2015