Assistant Director of the Institute for International Business

University of Colorado
  • Location
    Denver, Colorado
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 20

Position description

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The Institute for International Business an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Assistant Director position.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Located in the heart of downtown, CU Denver provides a vibrant, urban research university experience, with academic programs ranging from the liberal arts and sciences to global energy management, music industry studies and criminal justice among eight schools and colleges. The classroom extends into the city as students study, network and build careers in the surrounding business district. CU Denver unites quality academics, ambitious research and creative work, civic consciousness and driven students—all in the lively setting of downtown Denver.

Position Emphasis:

The Institute for International Business (IIB) was established by the CU Board of Regents in 1988 to be a university wide center for the advanced study and teaching of international business and related fields.  In 1993, the Institute was first designated as one of 25 Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) by the US Department of Education.  In 2014, the Institute was awarded its seventh designation, making it one of 17 CIBERs.

The Assistant Director reports to and is accountable to the Faculty Director of the Institute for International Business.  The Faculty Director concurrently serves as the Principal Investigator of the CIBER.   Both positions (e.g., the IIB Faculty Director and CIBER Principal Investigator) report to CU Denver’s Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs.

The Assistant Director will assist the IIB Faculty Director in developing and implementing programs for both the IIB and CIBER.

Examples of Work Performed:

IIB-Focused Duties and Responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing international business (IB) programs and initiatives for faculty and students, including faculty development in international business (FDIB) programs, workshops and conferences, and certificate and badging programs.
  • Developing and managing academic partnerships within CU Denver, with other CU campuses, and other universities.
  • Managing IIB’s business development and outreach activities, including identifying and recruiting supporters.
  • Developing and managing marketing and communication activities.
  • Oversight of budget and financial reporting.

CIBER-Focused Duties and Responsibilities

  • Overseeing the CIBER grant including grant writing, reporting compliance, monitoring, and participation in required CIBER grantee meetings.
  • Implementing proposed programs of the CIBER grant, including working with internal and external grant partners.
  • Implementing CU CIBER-led faculty development programs.
  • Managing CIBER Advisory Council and IIB Board activities including membership, board meetings, and follow-up.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package.  Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree from an accredited institution in Business Administration or a related field.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in business program development and/management, three of which in a university/academic setting.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be willing and able to travel as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in International Business, Masters in International Studies or International Relations, or a related field.
  • Experience with writing proposals, business plans, and reporting.
  • Cross-cultural and international experience with an understanding of other cultures and international business. 


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Professionalism and maturity, self-direction, a positive attitude, and a high level of energy and drive.
  • Strong planning, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results individually and with others.
  • Strong marketing skills and a demonstrated ability to market and promote programs, particularly to an internationally focused audience.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word), social media and communication tools.

Application instructions

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