Lehigh University located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is seeking career-minded individuals to join the Iacocca Institute, part of the Office of International Affairs. The Iacocca Institute, founded in 1988, offers a unique portfolio of programs that focus on developing leaders with a deep understanding of different cultures and countries and comfort working across boundaries and borders. The Institute’s flagship program is the Global Village, an immersive intercultural learning experience focused on global business and leadership skills that brings university students and professionals from around the world to Lehigh for five weeks each summer to learn how to work across cultures and lead in a global community. Today, the Global Village alumni network now includes more than 2,200 successful leaders from 135 countries. In addition to the Global Village, the Institute also offers the Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive for US and international high school students, and Global Village on the Move, which works with global partner organizations to bring programs to cities around the world.
We are seeking individuals with extensive experience with designing and leading intercultural learning experiences to join our team! The Institute is expanding and investing in the development of new programs that build on our long history of leading intercultural development programs. If you are a professional looking for a place where your passion meets contribution in the area of international higher education, consider this exciting opportunity.
The Program Manager will organize and manage program activities and logistics in support of Institute program operations, including but not limited to the Iacocca Global Village and other custom programs as designated.
Program operations organization and management for Iacocca Global Village program Supporting Activities
Iacocca Global Village program operations preparation and implementation: organize and implement program plan, given direction from Institute Director and Program Director, including scheduling, confirmation and organization of curricular activities and residence life programs; communicate with prospective program participants, project clients, facilitators, and vendors; work in conjunction with the Program Coordinator and temporary operational staff, with oversight of Institute Director; coordinate project client team and project mentor process throughout the planning period and during the program; schedule and manage logistics/space needs/transportation/housing for facilitators, workshops, site visits, trips and other activities; coordinate program schedules and materials and manage implementation across operational staff; train and supervise residence life and admin summer staff; maintain participant/ payroll records and processes; maintain best business practices for participant and staff based on University policies and procedures; administer post-program debriefs, evaluation and documentation as assigned.
Manage post-program processes, procedures, and documentation; develop future-year program operational plans, with guidance from Institute Director and program staff. Identify and evaluate operational and cost implications of potential changes; generate and propose ideas for operational improvements; other responsibilities as assigned
Program operations organization, management, and/or support of other Iacocca Institute core or custom programs, as assigned
Serve as program staff in an either primary or secondary operations role for other Iacocca programs.
Assist Program Director with coordination of schedule and day-to-day operational needs; act as organizer or supervisor for site visits and/or trips
Participation in new program or initiative proposals or pilots
Participate in Institute team activities in support of new program proposal or pilot efforts
Develop and contribute operational plan options and cost estimates
Collect and maintain information and contacts relevant to planning events, trips, and other program activities that may be useful in program design and/or proposal efforts
Organization and management of operational teams
Together with Institute Director, determine the most effective organization of operational staff and resources across Iacocca Global Village and other universities/professional programs, including custom programs and initiatives
Identify and evaluate solutions to improve effective operations processes and cost efficiency of operations both within and across programs
Collect and analyze operational performance data and metrics
Recognized among the nation's premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Our ideal size, student-to-faculty ratio and vibrant campus allow students to collaborate on projects in and out of the classroom.
Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic community that is a short drive from New York City and Philadelphia. Over 820,000 people live in the region.
Office of International Affairs:
Lehigh is an international university. Our faculty members and graduate students collaborate with colleagues in more than 55 countries. Our students take advantage of more than 250 study abroad programs in more than 74 countries. We have institutional partnerships with 21 universities around the world and the United Nations. And this fall, we welcomed a record number of international students—almost 10 percent of the Class of 2019 and half of our graduate student body.
We are dedicated to further globalizing Lehigh’s mission of advancing learning through the integration of teaching, research and service to others through a systematic and sustained engagement between the Lehigh community and the world at l...arge. Our overall goals are to make the Lehigh community international and to expand Lehigh’s footprint abroad. To meet these goals, we're focused on:
• Establishing and sustaining international connections,
• Expanding international experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students,
• Making Lehigh a destination for international faculty, students and visitors, and
• Internationalizing our university.