Center Director, INTO Colorado State University, LLC

INTO Colorado State University, LLC

Deadline July 07, 2014
Date Posted June 20, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

INTO University Partnerships collaborates with leading universities to provide international students with a personalized and highly supportive learning environment in which to acclimatize to life on a US university campus and prepare for long-term academic success. Since 2006, INTO has launched partnerships to internationalize 19 universities in the US, UK and Asia, including Colorado State University, Oregon State University, University of South Florida, Marshall University, George Mason University, and Drew University.


INTO Colorado State University (INTO CSU) is a Limited Liability Corporation formed through the partnership of INTO University Partnerships and Colorado State University (CSU). CSU is one of the nations premier land-grant teaching and research universities with a total enrollment of over 27,000 students. The university has been consistently ranked as a top-tier institution by the U.S. News and World Reports Americas Best Colleges and Universities and named by Kiplingers Personal Finance Magazine as one of the top public universities for its educational quality and affordability. In the 2013 International Student Barometer survey, Colorado State University international students ranked CSU number one in the U.S. for satisfaction with both the academic and student life experiences.  Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, the campus is located in Fort Collins, a city of approximately 144,000 residents, 65 miles north of Denver.


Job overview Center Director

To provide dynamic, consistent and motivational leadership to continue to develop the Center such that it reflects the goals and values of Colorado State University and INTO University Partnerships and promotes the delivery of a world-class student and stakeholder experience.  In addition, this individual will continue to build the Center and will ensure the efficient operation of the Center while maximizing student progression rates to the University.  The Center Director will be expected to travel to other INTO Centers in the U.S. and the U.K., to attend meetings in different locations around the world and to support the recruitment of students by visiting key regions from time to time to meet with parents and educational agents.


Reporting relationship

The Center Director will report to the INTO CSU Joint Venture Board of Directors, and will have a day-to-day reporting relationship to the INTO North America Chief Operating Officer.  The Center Director will oversee an operation of 100+ people, staff and faculty.


Key accountabilities and duties

The responsibilities of this position may change and develop over time, but will include the following:

           To provide leadership, vision and management enabling the Center to deliver its strategic and operational objectives

           To ensure the effective management of quality teaching and learning

           To promote and deliver an outstanding student experience and provide a safe and productive learning environment that is engaging and fulfilling for all students

           To provide a performance management culture which promotes the attraction, retention and development of quality employees, as well as support a culture of effective team building to achieve objectives

           To build effective relationships with key personnel across the University, across INTO University Partnerships and other internal and external stakeholders

           To provide effective deployment of resources to achieve the maximum return on investment while maintaining the highest of standards for the delivery of academic programs and student support

           To ensure activities meet with organizational requirements for quality management, health and safety, legal stipulations, environmental policies and general duty of care

           Other duties as assigned


Qualifications and Experience

Minimum Qualifications:

           Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, work under pressure and, when necessary, with minimal resources

           Minimum of a Masters level degree 

           Extensive experience working in Higher Education or in an education related field as an academic and/or administrator

           Record of leadership delivering strategic, financial and operational objectives

           Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of financial planning, risk management, marketing, student support, staff development and training, human resource issues, and facilities management

           Extensive experience directly managing budgets

           Experience working in an international context or for an international organization

           Experience in developing and driving best practice standards across organization

           Experience creating a performance management culture which promotes the attraction, retention and development of quality employees

           Eligibility to work in and travel freely to and from the U.S.

           Knowledge of and/or experience with international student programs such as ESL and academic preparatory programs


Additional Qualifications:

           Previous private sector senior management experience with demonstrated Profit &Loss responsibility

           Experience working within a joint venture and/or a highly matrixed organizational structure and working with multiple stakeholders

           Experience living and working overseas

           Knowledge of another language

           Strong preference for PhD or equivalent


Skills and Abilities

           Ability to ensure the delivery of a strongly supportive environment that ensures that every student is able to fulfill their academic potential

           Ability to reconcile the twin imperatives of delivering high quality academic programs in a University context, while working for a for profit organization and maintaining an efficient business operation

           Ability to build effective relationships with key stakeholders

           Ability to influence and motivate others to attain high goals

           Ability to deploy and manage resources effectively with efficient priority and time management

           Ability to delegate management tasks and empower others

           Ability to foster an open, fair and equitable culture and to manage conflict

           Ability to give and receive effective feedback and act to improve personal and organizational performance

           Ability to maintain sound judgment and decision-making even when under pressure

           Ability to make and take difficult decisions

           Ability to value and empathize with diversity and the unique place and contribution every individual makes to the living and learning community

           Exceptional verbal and written communications skills

           Competent IT and analytical skills



This position is based at Colorado State University located in Fort Collins, Colorado


How to apply

To be considered for this position, please follow the link below and submit your cover letter,  resume AND references to    PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO UPLOAD A SINGLE DOCUMENT, SO BE SURE TO INCLUDE ALL YOUR PAGES TOGETHER AS ONE UPLOAD.  ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GO BACK AND EDIT OR REAPPLY.



Application Deadline

This posting will close on Monday, July 7, 2014


INTO University Partnerships provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.  INTO University Partnerships complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.


Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. The University complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and all civil rights laws of the State of Colorado. Accordingly, equal opportunity of employment and admission shall be extended to all persons. The University shall promote equal opportunity and treatment in employment through a positive and continuing affirmative action program for ethnic minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.


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