Careers at IAU College
Vice President of Administration
The Institute for American Universities (IAU) and its subsidiary, The American College of the Mediterranean (ACM), U.S. non-profit institutions with European Headquarters in Aix-en-Provence, France and satellite campuses in Barcelona, Spain, and Rabat, Morocco, seek a Vice President of Administration to oversee the respective study abroad and degree programs. This position will be based in Aix-en-Provence, France and offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity to support the strategic vision and provide coordinated management and guidance for these American-style programs.
Historical, Geographic, and Academic Context
IAU is an independent U.S. non-profit organization initially established in 1957 under the authority of Aix-Marseille University as a European center for American undergraduates studying the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Since its inception, IAU has partnered with more than 500 U.S. colleges and universities and has served over 20,000 undergraduates. It currently enrolls approximately 1,000 study abroad students annually.
In 2015 IAU introduced its first degree program and welcomed Master of Fine Arts students at its Marchutz School of Fine Arts. With the support of its Board of Trustees and its Council of Academic Advisors, IAU’s fifth president, Dr. Carl Jubran, began the process of seeking U.S. accreditation for its degree programs and launched The American College of the Mediterranean. ACM currently offers five degree programs: a Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Arts in French Studies, International Relations, and Art History, and a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree as well.
The IAU/ACM team includes over 75 faculty and staff located in Europe, North Africa, and the U.S. This includes IAU's Office of Admissions and Alumni Affairs, headquartered in San Diego, California.
The Vice President of Administration for IAU/ACM will report to the IAU/ACM President and provide leadership and oversight for the effective execution of all administrative functions including Finance, Marketing and Enrollment, Financial Aid, Human Resources, Facilities Management, Public Relations, Legal, and Security. The VP will provide management leadership that develops and effectively delivers IAU/ACM services in alignment with the strategic vision established by the President and the respective Board of Directors. The VP will coordinate and manage a team of professionals with the goal of providing outstanding student education and outcomes; academic and financial sustainability; and productive engagement with a wide range of local, national and international partners. The VP will ensure the on-going quality, safety, and upkeep of the facilities and will endeavor to empower the operational team with the leadership and resources needed to fulfill IAU and ACM’s vision to become leaders in international education. The VP must positively represent the institution in the community and in the media, must maintain the highest level of integrity, and lead by example.
A minimum of ten years of successful experience in senior-level management positions is required for this position. The successful candidate will have an outstanding track record of achievement in strategic and operational management in a university or similarly complex organization in either the public or private sector. They will have a capacity for innovative thinking; a proven aptitude for teamwork; excellent interpersonal skills; strong written, oral and public speaking communication skills in both English and French; a nuanced appreciation of the French, Spanish, Moroccan, and American cultures, particularly their higher education systems; and a demonstrated commitment to international education. The successful candidate must show a demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a cross-cultural and diverse environment, with the ability to be inclusive and respectful of differences. To that end, government and diplomacy experience along with working experience in the Mediterranean region is a plus.
While applications will be accepted until the position is filled, preference will be given to those submitted by June 11, 2018. Semi-finalists will be selected for a formal interview, and it is hoped that an official offer can be made by early July, with the successful candidate assuming full responsibility on August 1, 2018.
Submit confidential nominations and applications to the electronic address below. First-round applications--including cover letter application addressing IAU’s and ACM’s stated priorities, any other supporting documentation, including names/positions of three references (who will not be contacted without candidate’s prior permission), and relevant CV highlights/summaries--are limited to six pages.
Submit all materials via email to Dr. Carl Jubran, IAU/ACM President.