The International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET, in Tbilisi, Georgia is looking for a candidate for the Deputy Director for Operations Position.

Position: Deputy Director for Operations

Reporting to: Director;

Start time: Summer, 2018;

Direct Reports: 5-6 (12-14 total reports);

Terms: Competitive;

Role Overview

• Manages the following departments:

• ISET Policy Institute’s Coordination Office, including Grant Office;

• Academic Affairs Office: (BA, MA and Non degree programs);

• Administration Team (IT, Logistics, Procurement, Administration staff);

• Monitors and tracks the execution of the strategy in line with the Institution’s annual plans;

• Presents operation forecasting report and strategy;

• Coordinates support services to the entire institution;

• Responsible for ensuring operational excellence across the institution;

• Oversees policies and procedures for Academic, Policy and Institutional operations and their implementation;

• Administers Academic Programs: (BA, MA and Non degree programs), including entrance exams;

• Coordinates with relevant TSU departments;

• Budget departmental management and coordination;

• Provides coaching to employees;

• Coordinates inter-departmental activities (entrance exams, international partnerships, teaching fellow programs, etc.).

Qualifications (Recommended):


• Masters Degree in Economics/Management/Public Administration or related field;

• PhD is desirable.


• 7-10 years of executive experience;

• Strategic planning and business development experience.


• Strong leadership, organizational and people skills;

• Excellent written/verbal communication skills;

• Analytical skills to evaluate data and make operational decisions;

• Fluency in written and spoken English is required;

• Proficiency in one or more languages spoken in the Caucasus is desirable.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Send letter of interest and CV to: [email protected] with “Deputy Director for Operations” in the subject.

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