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Director of International Partnerships (0378U) Job
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jan. 14, 2020
Title Director of International Partnerships (0378U) Job
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • International Programs/Study Abroad

Director of International Partnerships (0378U) Job

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: Immediate Review - Open until filled

Departmental Overview

The College of Engineering at UC Berkeley is recognized for its educational and research excellence, consistently ranking among the top three Engineering colleges in the United States. With more than 220 regular faculty members, 1, 600 graduate students and 2,700 undergraduate students located in seven academic departments, Engineering is the second largest college on the Berkeley campus. Operating expenditures for the College as a whole are close to $200 million annually.

The Dado and Maria Banatao GLOBE Center for Global Learning and Outreach from Berkeley Engineering develops collaborative educational programs with foreign universities, governments, and corporations, primarily in the form of multi-faculty research programs, visiting student programs, and engineering student international educational programs. The executive director of the center has two major roles as described below.

This position involves managing a significant, independent academic or research program. Formulates program strategies and goals. Plans, directs and controls program budget and other related resources.

International Partnerships:

Over the past 10+ years, the

International Partnerships

function has been responsible for the initiation and establishment of well over $150M in large-scale research partnerships (Singapore BEARS, PCARI, TBSI) as well as over $20M in revenue generation programs (international executive education, membership programs, visiting scholars and student programs) serving as the international development and initial program management arm for academic and research collaborations (e.g. the Philippines California Advanced Research Institutes (PCARI) program, the Dado and Maria Banatao GLOBE Center's

Visiting Scholars and Student Program

, including the SRM University Visiting Student Program, multiple Chinese university visiting student programs, visiting scholars programs with Taiwan and Slovakia, etc.) and GLOBE membership programs with partner universities (e.g., KAUST and ShanghaiTech University). Funding for such programs spans contract to discretionary and gift funding. Research programs (such as PCARI, Singapore BEARS, TBSI) average $3M-$5M/year in research funding to UC Berkeley. The GLOBE Center's Visiting Student and Scholars Programs size is over 100 engineering students/year in all 7 departments with revenues of over $4M/year. The position overseas 2.5 FTE (International Programs Director, Assistant Director, part-time administrative assistant), the International Programs Director has the Assistant Director and several work-study students reporting to that position.

Engineering Student International Programs - The Global Engineer

: The GLOBE Center has developed and runs several programs for the benefit of UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students, under the auspices of the

Global Engineer

program. This program seeks to broaden engineering students exposure to different countries and educate them on their role as global engineers - engineers with careers and capabilities that can benefit the world. The program includes the GLOBE Ambassadors program, an educational program that selects a small cohort (20-25 students) once per year to learn about a target country or countries (e.g., in Spring 2019 the countries were the Philippines and Singapore, in Spring 2020 the country will be Taiwan) and bring them to that country to learn first-hand the role of innovation and engineering in that country and that countries role globally. A second program is the GLOBE Scholars program, a supplementary scholarship program for students seeking to undertake a summer internship (academic or industrial) overseas. As part of the internship, students must also study an under-represented or economically disenfranchised community and present their findings back at UC Berkeley in a poster session in the Fall Semester. The third portion of the Global Engineer program is the ENGIN 187 course, Global Engineering: The Challenges of Globalization and Disruptive Innovation.


50% International Partnerships


    50% Engineering Student International Programs:

      Required Qualifications

      This is a 50% part-time, career job opening

        Preferred Qualifications

          Salary & Benefits

          For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

          *Salary commensurate with experience.

          *This position is 50% full-time equivalent.

          Conviction History Background

          This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

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