Director of Administration

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 12/04/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 01/05/2018
Working Title Director of Administration
Job Classification Administrator IV
Department Name 51221-UCIS-Office of the Director
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0130163
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s University Center for International Studies (UCIS) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of Director of Administration. This senior-level staff position is a key leadership position within the department. The Director of Administration is responsible for overseeing and directing the business operations of UCIS, including: budget, human resources, payroll, facilities, information technology, and marketing/communications. S/He will also provide counsel on and create, revise, and implement UCIS policies and procedures ensuring compliance with University policies and procedures.

The Director of Administration will serve as a strategic partner and advisor to the Vice Provost for Global Affairs/Director of UCIS, Center Directors, Associate Directors, and other senior level staff providing counsel and advice to the Director in the development and implementation of the University’s Vision and Strategy for our global and globalization activities as well as strategic initiatives and other matters of significance for UCIS. S/he will serve as the VP/Director’s change management expert by directing and managing the assessment, determination, and implementation of organizational changes. S/he will serve as an advisor and executive coach for Center Directors, Associate Directors and senior level staff advising on the development and implementation of departmental goals and initiatives. This position will serve as the VP/Director’s project manager for confidential, complex and high profile projects for individual units and UCIS-wide.
Incumbent is expected to stay current on University policies and procedures paying particular attention to those associated with international business operations. S/he will provide advice and direction on said policies and procedures to the Global Operations Support department within UCIS.

Qualifications include: six to nine years of experience in a managerial or supervisory role; experience in project, budget, communications, and/or human resources management essential; Masters degree and higher education and/or non-profit experience preferred. All interested applicants must submit a cover letter and CV by January 5, 2018.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 6-9 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Master’s Degree preferred; Six to nine years of experience in a managerial or supervisory role is essential. Experience in project, budget, communications, and/or human resources management is preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree or bachelor's degree with 6-9 years of relevant professional experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents