(Senior) Project Manager Global Networks (m/f/d)

University of Zurich
February 05, 2023
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Global Affairs

(Senior) Project Manager Global Networks (m/f/d)

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UZH Global Affairs strengthens the university's global network and collaboration with partner institutions and international stakeholders with the aim to enhance our impact and visibility around the world. Our team coordinates the implementation of the Global Strategy 2030 across the University and supports the Executive Board in shaping the university's external relations.

Your responsibilities

We are looking for a versatile talent (m/f/d) with a global mindset and a strong interest in partnership management to join our Global Networks team. Part of Global Affairs, the team ensures sustainable partnerships and facilitates platforms for UZH to position itself globally. In doing so, we focus on coordinating and supporting UZH's network and partnership activities.

As an experienced and dedicated project manager you take care of UZH's strategic partnerships and alliances. In this role you will:

  • manage and develop the relationship with your counterparts at existing and potential strategic partner universities
  • take responsibility for the management and development of the UZH Global Strategy and Partnerships Funding Scheme (including financial responsibility)
  • organize governance meetings with strategic partners and create briefing documents and reports for UZH's executive board
  • design, implement and maintain a contract policy for international collaborations with partner universities
  • negotiate, review and draft agreements with various partner universities
  • lead a student assistant and collaborate closely with the team members and team lead of Global Networks
  • Your profile

    For this role, you will be a great fit if you

  • have a higher education degree and at least three years of working experience as a project manager. Knowledge of the (Swiss) higher education and research area is an additional asset.
  • enjoy working with people from various backgrounds and you love talking to and presenting in front of various stakeholders and audiences.
  • are experienced in managing budgets for complex projects and enjoy financial planning.
  • speak both English and German at near-native standard, both in writing and spoken.
  • have a strong interest in topics and services related to research and education and you keep up to date with politics in Europe and the world.
  • are open-minded, curious and passionate about the impact and benefits of collaborative international education and research. You love working as part of a team and are able to manage and influence laterally. You tend to see solutions rather than problems.
  • What we offer

    We offer a dynamic, complex and international environment that offers a wide array of perspectives on current academic, political and social topics. In this position, you will have the unique opportunity to collaborate closely with peers from top universities in the world. Your workplace is located in the heart of the City of Zurich with up to 2 – 3 weeks of travelling per year. As Switzerland's largest comprehensive university, UZH is a vibrant, intercultural community. You will benefit from the academic environment, opportunities for further education and a wide range of cultural and sports activities.

    Our working culture is defined by a strong team spirit, efficiency and humor – we are looking for a new team member who shares these values and feels at home in an international context.

    Place of work

    Karl-Schmid-Strasse 4, Zürich, Switzerland

    Start of employment

    1 April 2023 or upon agreement. The position is temporary for 1 year with the prospect of a permanent placement. Please submit your application by 5 February 2023. The first round of interviews will take place on site in Zurich from 13 – 17 February 2023.

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