Regional Director, Global Engagement Office (Middle East, North Africa & South Asia)

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Regional Director, Global Engagement Office (Middle East, North Africa & South Asia) Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201811075462 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $66,750 - $92,850 Position Information International Education Programs (IEP) at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) Extension, has one of the largest and most successful international programs in the USA. Each year, IEP welcomes over 4,000 international students from over 40 countries. UCR has been offering high quality programs since 1975, including a multiple-level ESL program, academic pathways programs, concurrent enrollment, post-graduate diplomas/certificates, and custom designed programs for short-term groups of visiting students and professionals. As part of the Global Engagement Office (GEO) at the University of California Riverside (UCR) Extension's International Education Programs (IEP), the Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is responsible for meeting country and region enrollment targets, implements conversion activity, develops existing partners, and investigates potential new partners. Additionally, the Regional Director presents current and future recruitment activity to all levels of staff, manages the agent network for select countries and facilitates relationships with key stakeholders. The position is an integral part of executing IEPs strategic vision in the Middle East and North Africa, with extension into India, Southeast Asia and other markets and requires fluency in Arabic and English, significant recruitment travel; project management, research/reporting and strategy updates. This position reports to the Senior Director, Global Engagement Office with a dotted line to the Associate Dean of International Education. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree. Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 4 - 7 years of related experience. Required Experience utilizing student information and CRM systems. Required Experience successfully engaging university constituents and meeting recruitment targets. Required Experience with international travel and ability to make complex international travel arrangements and to travel extensively. Required Work experience with Middle East and North Africa regions. Required Experience creating and developing international marketing materials. Preferred International experience (i.e., living, working, studying abroad). Preferred Experience supervising student employees and interns. Preferred
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Extensive international travel for approximately 12 weeks per year. Required Ability to travel frequently, domestically and internationally. Required
Minimum Requirements Strong interpersonal communication and political acumen skills.
Strong skills in event and media activities management.
Thorough knowledge of marketing mediums and funding sources.
Thorough knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques.
Strong project management skills.
Thorough analytical and written communication skills.
Skill in mentoring less experienced staff.
Demonstrated track record of creating remarkable customer service experiences.
Strong understanding of international education, the US educational system, global business cultures, and experience in strategic planning and marketing development.
Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work collaboratively and build effective working relationships.
Demonstrated success working across diverse cultural backgrounds and with a wide range of people, including those holding senior positions.
Self-motivated and able to work under own direction. Show initiative and possess the ability to generate and implement new ideas and new approaches to student recruitment and partnership building.
Excellent time management and problem solving techniques.
Ability to adapt to changing business needs, conditions and work responsibilities.
Full professional fluency in Arabic language.
Advanced knowledge of MS Office software.
Preferred Qualifications Thorough knowledge of the campus and/or medical center products and services.

Thorough knowledge of the campus and/or medical center, including its achievements, mission, vision, goals, objectives and infrastructure.

Knowledge of online international recruitment, enrollment and marketing resources, customer relationship management systems and social media platforms.

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, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

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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Posted: 2/25/2019
Application Due: 5/20/2019
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