Assistant Director for International Development

The Office of Global Engineering Programs and Partnerships (GEP2) aims to enhance the international development impact of faculty and student innovations through an enhanced focus on roadblock challenges, appropriate business models, and strategic partnerships. The Assistant Director for International Development will provide strategic support to develop and grow the College of Engineering's (CoE) footprint, activities and resources in international development through strategic relationship/alliance building, grant writing, and cultivating human resources (faculty, researchers and students) within CoE and Purdue. The Assistant Director will initiate, establish, and support funded projects and initiatives. Qualifications  Required: Master's degree in engineering, science, agriculture, technology, international development, international economies, peace studies, or related fields Three (3) years of experience in international development in areas such as (but not limited to) energy access, healthcare, water and sanitation, labor-saving innovation, disaster relief, information and communication technologies for economic development Experience in one of the following: social issues in technology adoption in emerging economies, integrating local businesses/entrepreneurs in emerging economies into international development solutions, or effective social entrepreneurship models in international development Experience in working with donors to develop and manage new projects in international development and networking with non-governmental organizations, corporations, government entities, academic institutions, and other stakeholders engaged in international development Excellent written communication skills with demonstrated experience in delivering effective presentations, project reports, and written materials for grant proposals to international aide agencies like USAID Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to mentor students and work effectively with cross-discipline teams  Detail-oriented and able to manage and execute multiple tasks A valid US or Canadian driver's license or willingness to obtain within three (3) months of start date 15% travel  Ability to travelinternationally for extended periods Ability to work outdoors 20% of the time Preferred: Foreign language skills desirable, especially in major languages of relevance to international development projects such as Spanish, French, Kiswahili, Arabic, or languages from the Indian sub-continent Additional Information: Purdue will sponsor employment authorization for this position A background check will be required for employment in this position FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)  Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Immediately Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply 1802272   
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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