Manager, Global Programs

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As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

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This position will have substantial responsibility for developing, launching and directing the new Hovind Global Leaders program resulting from a significant philanthropic investment in the Global Business Center (GBC). The cohort-based program will be a year-long immersion for a diverse group of undergraduate students in global leadership development. Program elements include mentorship by high-level executives, multi-cultural communication skills development and global immersion through study abroad. Donor stewardship for this program is critical. In addition, this position will lead the GBC’s diversity programming in partnership with diversity and inclusion colleagues in the undergraduate and MBA program offices to ensure that global business education opportunities are accessible to all Foster School students. Programs will include workshops, outreach, information sessions and individual advising and support services. The position will also manage the GBC’s study abroad scholarship portfolio which currently awards $100K annually in need-based scholarships. Scholarship applications are increasing by 20% each year. Management of this portfolio includes promoting scholarship opportunities, creating and leading application review committees, selecting scholarship recipients and donor stewardship. This position will be part of the global student programs team which manages student leadership development, global business case competitions, Foster School exchanges with other business schools around the world, as well as faculty-led study abroad programs, study abroad marketing, advising and events for Foster School students (over 350 of whom go abroad each year).

The diversity programming aspects require multi-cultural communication skills as well as effective partner engagement and management. The study abroad scholarship portfolio requires growth management, budget management and stewardship of/reporting to an expanding donor base.

Hovind Global Leaders Program

  • Responsible for developing, launching and directing the new Hovind Global Leaders Program, a cohort-based yearlong immersion in global leadership development for a diverse group of 10-12 undergraduate students. This requires working collaboratively with several roles and units across the university including with the Director and Associate Director, diversity and inclusion offices and colleagues, Foster School undergraduate career services, the Academic Advisers at the Undergraduate Programs Office at the Foster School, faculty, and the UW Study Abroad Office.
  • Create and deliver annual program including monthly cohort training sessions, mentorship by high-level executives, and global immersion through a short-term (10-14 day) study abroad program.
  • Advise and mentor students in the cohort.
  • Develop plans and learning goals for monthly cohort training sessions focused on global leadership and multi-cultural skill development. Recruit and prepare subject matter experts for training sessions as needed.
  • Develop mentorship goals and guidelines, recruit mentors, match mentors with students.
  • Develop promotional and application materials for the program; recruit, interview and select students; develop presentations and present at information sessions.
  • Be the staff lead on the annual study abroad/global immersion. Responsible for overseeing all student affairs, risk management, and logistics related to the study abroad program. This includes developing the program in partnership with the Faculty Director as well as developing presentations for and presenting at pre-departure sessions. The role works with the Faculty Director before, during and after the overseas experience. This role includes traveling internationally and overseeing all student affairs and well-being on the ground overseas.
  • Create and lead post-study abroad reflective sessions that engage the donor.
  • Evaluate, assess and report on program impact and make improvements as needed.
  • Track success of program graduates.
  • Establish positive relationship with donor and work with the Director/Associate Director on ongoing donor stewardship.
  • Promote program success through multiple channels.
  • Assess competitive landscape internally and externally. 

Diversity Programming

  • Take a leadership role to ensure that global business education opportunities are accessible to all Foster School students.
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with diversity and inclusion colleagues at the Foster School and across campus including the Office of Minority and Diversity Affairs and the Office of Global Affairs.
  • Determine goals, gather and analyze data, track progress and make improvements.
  • Create strategies to meet goals; benchmark with peer institutions and with similar programming across campus.
  • Advise and support GBC colleagues in improving diversity and inclusion across all GBC programs.
  • Promote success through multiple channels. 

Study Abroad Scholarship Portfolio Management

  • Manage a portfolio of study abroad scholarship opportunities currently valued at $100K+.
  • Promote scholarship opportunities to students.
  • Create, manage and serve on bi-annual scholarship review committee.
  • Match students with appropriate opportunities.
  • Notify students and relevant Foster School colleagues/offices about awards and requirements.
  • Track and maintain detailed annual scholarship data.
  • Support Director in stewarding donors as needed.
  • Track success of scholarship recipients and create alumni impact reports. 

Administration/Other GBC Programs Support

  • The Global Business Center is home to a Department of Education Centers for International Business Education and Research Grant (CIBER). The position may also need to support other CIBER events/initiatives throughout the year, for example, global speaker events or roundtables.
  • Support other undergraduate global programs initiatives such as the global case competition programs.
  • Support marketing, promotion and advising of all undergraduate study abroad activities at the Foster School.
  • Evaluation of programs/reporting.
  • Support other major GBC team events/projects as needed. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in international/multicultural relations/studies, business, education, or related field.
  • At least three years program/project/event management experience.
  • Student services experience.
  • International study and/or travel experience.
  • Customer service expertise and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and initiative.
  • Ability to be an effective member of a team while independently managing projects and responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and presentation/public speaking skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. 


  • Extensive experience working with people from diverse backgrounds/cultures and/or overseas living/working experience.
  • Experience working with underrepresented populations.
  • Educational institution/university experience.
  • Mentorship program experience.
  • Experience with study abroad program development and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students, faculty and business community members.
  • Scholarship management experience.
  • Donor stewardship experience.
  • Experience creating marketing materials (Indesign/Adobe Creative suite experience).

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