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Montana State University Dean for Global Engagement and International Programs in Bozeman, Montana

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Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 24349

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Julie Heard at 406-994-4373 (tel:406-994-4373) or

Classification Title Managing Director

Working Title Dean for Global Engagement and International Programs

Brief Position Overview

Montana State University ( MSU ) invites nominations and applications for an exceptional leader to serve as Dean for Global Engagement and International Programs. The Dean reports to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and provides strategic academic leadership for the Office of International Programs. In leading the University’s global engagement initiatives, the Dean will spearhead MSU’s efforts in providing an environment and experience for all students that enhances learning and develops engaged global citizens and informed professionals.

Position Number 4C0685

Department Office of International Programs

Division Office of Academic Affairs

Appointment Type Professional

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.

Contract Type MUS

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The University

Montana State University, the state’s land-grant institution, educates students, creates knowledge and art, and serves communities by integrating learning, discovery and engagement. Montana State University is composed of ten academic colleges and a graduate school. Montana State University boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. The University hosts an enrollment of over 16,700 students at its main campus, including approximately 1,950 graduate students. Graduate programs encompass 61 master’s degrees, 43 doctoral degree options and 13 certificate options. Working alongside world-class faculty mentors at an R-1 Land Grant University, students discover and acquire new knowledge that helps to improve quality of life around the globe. Montana State University has a vibrant international student population of 425 students, representing 60 countries across the world.

As a land-grant institution, MSU is proud to serve a large number of first generation and low-income students, as well as underrepresented groups, with an emphasis on American Indian students. The institution has one of the highest graduation rates in the state of Montana. In addition to the Bozeman campus, MSU has an embedded two-year program, Gallatin College, and three affiliated campuses at Montana State University Billings, Montana State University Northern in Havre, and Great Falls College Montana State University.

The Office of International Programs mission to enable students, faculty, staff and communities to explore the interaction dimensions of learning, discovery and engagement helps serve as Montana State University’s international gateway by facilitating connections, programs and experiences that bring the world to Montana and Montana to the world.

MSU is an active partner in the state’s educational and economic development agenda; its seven research centers under the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station, 55 Montana State University Extension offices, Fire Services Training School and public service programs reach every county of the state, as well as seven Tribal reservations and beyond. MSU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities ( NWCCU ), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education since 1932. Eligible professional academic and service programs within MSU are accredited by their corresponding agencies.

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The Community

The beautiful Gallatin Valley community of Bozeman offers access to limitless outdoor recreation and extensive cultural offerings including the Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman Symphony, Bozeman Intermountain Opera, ballet and theater companies, and numerous art galleries. Bozeman is a small city with big personality. The area attracts artists, photographers, filmmakers, authors and entrepreneurs who enjoy working close to nature.

The Bozeman area has something for everyone, from the Sweet Pea Arts Festival for art and music lovers and The Ridge Run mountain race for extreme trail runners to Yellowstone National Park’s spectacular wildlife viewing. The Gallatin Valley offers world-class fly fishing in local rivers, a hunter’s paradise for deer and elk, kayaking, rock climbing, ice fishing, backpacking and incredible alpine and Nordic skiing, all just minutes from the MSU campus.

Bozeman has a population of over 58,000 people and enjoys an average daytime high of 35ºF in January and 83ºF in July with an annual snowfall of 86 inches. Bozeman averages 300 days of sunshine. Due to the dry climate, summers are pleasant with warm days and cool nights. Mild winter weather is not unusual, and more than a week of consistently frigid weather occurs only occasionally.

Duties and Responsibilities

The dean is responsible for providing leadership to the Office of International Programs and leading the planning and execution of strategic international initiatives for international students, international scholars, MSU faculty and MSU students. The dean participates on the Academic Council and other senior leadership groups within the University.

The dean is responsible for leading the effective operations of the different areas of the Office of International Programs by providing a cohesive vision, strong support for academic excellence, and oversight of student affairs issues in support of MSU’s strategic plan, Choosing Promise ( . The dean manages, plans, directs and coordinates OIP annual budget. The dean is responsible for effectively managing 16-20 OIP permanent staff, along with grant-related short- term employees, and student workers and interns.

Direct reports to the dean include:

  • Director of International Student Services and Scholarship

  • Office Manager & Assistant to the Dean

  • Business Operations Manager

  • Director of International Training and Professional Development Programs

    Office of International Programs

The Office of International Programs ( OIP ) serves as Montana State University’s international gateway by facilitating connections, programs and experiences that bring the world to Montana and Montana to the world. Office of International Programs is home to:

International Recruitment and Admissions

International Recruitment and Admissions is responsible for strategic recruitment of international undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. International Recruitment and Admissions provides assistance to students who are considering, applying to, and enrolling at Montana State University.

International Student and Scholar Service ( ISSS )

ISSS works closely with international undergraduate and graduate students, international faculty and staff, and visiting international scholars by providing information regarding visa requirements; orientation to the MSU campus and the academic experience at MSU ; orientation to Bozeman; health care in the United States and regulations regarding health insurance; guidance about income taxes and obtaining a driver’s license in Montana. ISSS also assists with information pertaining to family members in the United States.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad provides resources, advising and support to students in all majors wanting to enhance their college education by studying abroad. Montana State offers over 250 study abroad programs in 60+ countries. The Study Abroad staff helps students with the application process, funding sources obtaining course credit, pre-departure preparation, assistance while abroad and transitioning back to campus life when they return.

A variety of study abroad programs are offered that include an Individual Experience where students enroll in a university, internship or a service trip abroad. Another option is participating in Faculty-led Programs where students join a group of peers on a trip that involves a combination of academic study, service and/or travel. Service Trips is another way to participate in Study Abroad opportunities. An exemplar successful program at MSU is Engineers Without Borders, which regularly organizes trips to Kenya to improve the country’s water and sanitation infrastructure.

Professional Development & Training Programs

These programs promotes building and maintaining cross-cultural relationships by using the academic strengths of MSU and local resources to provide customized training programs for international students, educators, and professionals supported by contracts and grants. MSU has hosted participants from more than 80 countries and offered more than 90 programs while partnering with over 60 universities across the United States.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • A master’s degree is required;

  • A minimum of three years of administrative executive experience in a university academic leadership role or comparable position;

  • A thorough understanding of current issues related to international and study abroad programs;

  • A demonstrated understanding of and experience in the leadership and management of international and/or study abroad programs;

  • A successful track record of managing a budget and implementing sound financial management practices;

  • Experience developing partnerships and exchange programs with academic institutions, non-profit organizations, governments and other entities around the world;

  • An enterprising mindset and the ability to identify and develop new revenue streams (e.g., grant writing and industry partnerships) to support MSU’s global engagement priorities with a keen focus on student access and affordability;

  • Experience in budget forecasting and advocating for resources to internal and external stakeholders.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • A demonstrated record of fundraising and securing extramural grants;

  • A terminal degree from an accredited university is preferred but not required;

  • Contributions to the field of international education through conferences and workshop presentations, publications and research;

  • Familiarity with educational policies and systems outside of the United States;

  • Previous experience working and/or living abroad;

  • Demonstrated experience dealing effectively with crisis situations;

  • Demonstrated administrative leadership experience in an international education office.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Ideal candidates for the dean position will exhibit exceptional leadership qualities and possess characteristics such as:

  • Integrity, high ethical standards, outstanding oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, curiosity, strong work ethic, respect for others and mission-centered motivation;

  • An appreciation for the different cultures of the vast cross-section of countries and cities in which MSU’s international programs are offered;

  • A deep commitment to academic excellence, demonstrated ability for creative leadership and management, and the energy and vigor to translate ideas into implementable action;

  • A commitment to embracing the mission and strategic plan of MSU ;

  • An innovative and entrepreneurial approach to the position and the ability to serve as a catalyst for new and compelling international programs and initiatives;

  • The ability to work effectively in a shared governance environment and experience working collaboratively and effectively with a broad range of constituent groups;

  • A collegial leadership style that facilitates collaborations with other academic units and university partners.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? Yes

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on August 1, 2024 ; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Special Instructions

EEO Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

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