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Managing Director
Center for International Business and Educational Research (CIBER)    
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN


This position will oversee the day-to-day operations of the newly 
awarded Center for International Business Education and Research 
(CIBER) Title VI grant at the University of Minnesota. The position 
will work closely with the CIBER Academic Director to establish this 
new center and ensure the proposed activities of CIBER are planned 
and implemented in an effective, efficient manner. A successful 
candidate will have significant experience in leadership, project 
management, and communications. Existing relationships with relevant 
units within the University of Minnesota and the regional business 
community and the ability to forge new ones are important to this 
position. Strong verbal and written communication skills will be 
necessary to develop and disseminate information on CIBER activities 
to relevant parties.

Required/Preferred Qualifications		 Required Qualifications 

-Required Master's degree in higher education, MBA, or any relevant 
field is required, in addition to five to seven years progressively 
responsible management experience in higher education, international 
education and/or relevant business functions;
-Proven experience in a higher education or corporate setting, 
specifically in leadership, project management, and budgetary 
-Five years of demonstrated supervisory management experience;
-International work or education abroad experience;
-Strong interpersonal and writing skills and ability to work with 
diverse stakeholders in higher education, business, non-profit, and 
government environments.
-Strong project management and program development skills;
-Experience in developing and executing marketing strategies for 
brochure and website development and advertising pieces; and
-Proficiency in office technology tools essential such as MS Office 
software packages (Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint) and willingness to 
learn new university of U.S. government technology systems and tools, 
as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications 

-Experience within academia and with business and educational 
outreach; ability to perform independently and move forward without 
-Proven record of collaboration and ability to build effective 
relationships with students, staff, faculty, and key University and 
external units.
-Grant management and budgetary experience.
-Ability to work under tight deadlines and in a fast-paced, 
collaborative, team-focused environment;
-Proven record of collaboration in a highly complex matrix 
organization; ability to build productive relationships with 
students, staff, faculty, and key University and external 
-Familiarity with both domestic and international business communities.


-Develops and manages annual strategic and tactical plan to execute 
newly awarded CIBER grant initiatives; work closely with assistant 
and associate deans to establish annual CIBER and International 
Programs Office goals and metrics as they align with Carlson School 
strategic objectives;
-Oversees comprehensive CIBER budget and ensures regulatory and 
budgetary compliance in all areas related to the U.S. Department of 
Education grant; and
-Motivates and leads CIBER team; manages staff development and 
performance reviews for coordinator and graduate student.

-Leads strategic and tactical communication efforts across all 
aspects of CIBER; engages CIBER advisory members, consisting of 
internal and external partners, in annual meetings and ongoing 
initiatives; collaborates with assistant and associate deans to 
spearhead the overall CIBER marketing strategy including integration 
of key content into Carlson School bi-annual Going Global newsletter;
-Creates bi-annual reporting of data and related information 
requested by the U.S. Department of Education on all CIBER 
activities; represents U of M CIBER at CIBER-related conferences and 
the Carlson School through service on key university-wide committees; 
-Develops marketing materials for conferences and other proposed 
activities such as web content, program brochures, social networking, 
etc.; promotes CIBER and interacts with students, staff, faculty, and 
alumni at Carlson School, U of M, and community-wide events; develops 
and provides presentations with up-to-date information to all 
internal and external stakeholders when appropriate.

-In collaboration with CIBER Academic Director, plans and implements 
programs, activities, and initiatives of CIBER Title VI grant; Leads 
and manages relationships with professionals throughout the Carlson 
School such as International Programs Office, Diversity Initiatives, 
Marketing Services, Institute for Research on Marketing, External and 
Alumni Relations, and others across the University, such as Center 
for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), Institute for 
Global Studies, Confucius Institute, China Center, Institute on the 
Environment, and others as defined in proposed grant activities;
-Leads and coordinates CIBER outreach efforts directed at business 
and educational institutions at regional, national, and international 
levels and throughout the CIBER network; and
-Oversees critical processes and procedures related to CIBER 
forecasting and reporting, grant development and management policies, 
technology issues and solutions, especially as they support rapid 
growth of new and emerging activities.

		 Application Instructions 
		 Complete application materials should only be 
submitted through the University of Minnesota employment website and 

1. Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. References

Application materials not using the University of Minnesota's 
employment online application process will not be considered.

More information can be found on the University of Minnesota 
Employment website 
under requisition #166750.

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