The State University of New York (SUNY), the nation's largest and most comprehensive system of public higher education, invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the SUNY Levin Institute. This position is located at the SUNY Global Center in New York City and works under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs within the Office of Global Affairs.
The SUNY Levin Institute seeks a seasoned administrator with 10+ years of experience in various industry verticals and a proven track record in executive and continuing education program development for working professionals and adult learners. The Levin Institute Director will be charged with developing programming that will advance SUNY's mission in accordance with its strategic plan, The Power of SUNY, and will work to bring the institute to a point where it is largely financially self-sufficient as a result of combined external grant-based funding and fee-based programs. Candidates must possess direct experience developing programs that have impacted business and industry and advanced the regional economy. They must understand local issues in the context of a globally competitive environment, and develop strategies to improve the competitiveness of New York State's businesses and workforce. A sophisticated understanding of the impact of globalization and international work and research experience is essential. Prior experience working in Asia and with Asian cultures is highly desirable. Experience with entrepreneurship, small business incubators, business innovation, and global skills building are essential. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse faculty and disciplines in a complex university setting is highly desirable.
Qualifications: PhD or appropriate terminal degree is preferred. Focus on adult education and/or international studies and business is preferred. Five or more years of experience working within a college or university setting. Must be confident, possess superior communication and presentation skills, and demonstrate facility in speaking with private and public sector executives regarding organizational, municipal and business performance needs as they relate to advancement of regional and state economic goals. Experience with and an understanding of the role of the State University system within the urban and state environments are also strongly preferred.
Founded under a decade ago, the SUNY Levin Institute is an initiative of the State University of New York. Organizationally embedded within the Office of Global Affairs - SUNY Global - within System Administration, the Levin Institute is located at the state-of-the-art SUNY Global Center in the heart of midtown Manhattan. The Levin Institute is one of four units that comprise the Office of Global Affairs, the other three units are the Office of International Programs, the Center for Collaborative Online International Learning and the Office of International Recruitment. The mission of the Levin Institute is "To support New York's and the nation's economic and social vitality through innovative and competitive responses to the challenges of today's global economy." The Levin Institute achieves its mission primarily through executive education and training programs and public engagement events. Its flagship programs are JumpStartNYC and FastTrac (with the Kaufman Foundation for Entrepreneurship), Innovate New York, the Confucius Institute for Business and the Research Center for the Global Compact.
Interested candidates are invited to apply online at www.suny.edu/SUPEmployment. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.
State University of New York System Administration is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status or domestic violence victim status.