Associate Director, International Education Programs

Riverside, CA
Mar 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: $82,400 - $122,400
Title: Associate Director, International Education Programs
Category: Management and Professional
Department: UNEX-International Educ Pgms
Date Posted: 03/14/2017

Position Information: UCR Extension is the continuing and professional education division of the University of California, Riverside. International Education Programs (IEP) is the largest planning unit within University Extension, annually enrolling over 5,000 international students in English language, university pathway and professional certificate and postgraduate diploma programs. IEP partners with universities, governments and educational organizations around the world to create access to knowledge and resources at UCR. It cooperates with departments and faculty across campus to design and implement educational and research programs for a global audience. Operating on a self-supporting annual budget of more than $18,000,000 and employing over 40 full-time staff, 20 full-time instructors and over 50 part-time instructors, IEP contributes in a significant way to the success of UCR Extension. Reporting to the Director of International Education Programs and consistent with the mandate and goals of UCR Extension as a self-supporting department, the Associate Director of International Education Programs is part of a collaborative model for the promotion and academic and administrative leadership of IEP and its programs. With a demonstrated commitment to continuing education, academic excellence and a creative vision for entrepreneurial initiatives, the Associate Director provides exceptional leadership and knowledge in international education, curricular and instructional areas, strategic planning, program development and management, global marketing and international student recruitment. The IEP Associate Director possesses the professional and personal skills to ensure the quality and success of current and potential self-supporting programs through a demonstrated ability to lead, challenge, inspire and motivate a team of dedicated professionals who teach and support programs delivered in Riverside, California and around the world. The Associate Director shares the academic and program leadership for IEP, directly overseeing several IEP units, supervising 3 managers and 3 administrative staff, ensuring course and service delivery for a complex, multi-functional organization. The Associate Director is the executive manager for the English as a Second Language (ESL) and TESOL programs, supervises 3 academic program coordinators and 20 instructors, recommending and leading curricular and programmatic change to ensure the highest continuing level of standard for program delivery in intensive English programs, teacher training programs, custom programs, concurrent enrollment and pathway programs. The Associate Director also serves as the primary academic and institutional contact with international sponsorship or scholarship organizations, ministries of education, and ministries of higher education and is a driving force behind international marketing and student recruitment, maintaining knowledge of market demands abroad, planning and executing international marketing trips, cultivating relationships with international partners and fulfilling commitments through high-quality customer service and program delivery.

Minimum Requirements: Skills in organization and customer service to effectively manage multiple important priorities.
Proven ability to organize department work functions in an efficient and effective manner.
Skills to work collaboratively with other locations.
Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to influence/persuade all levels of staff.
Demonstrated management and conflict resolution skills to effectively lead and motivate others.
Proven skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.
Broad knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; and/or accounting and payroll.

Preferred Qualifications: Broad knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs.

Broad knowledge of the organization's processes, protocols and procedures with a focus on budget, account and fund management and/or personnel management under labor contract(s) and personnel policy.

Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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