Director, International Programs and Partnerships (JOB ID 4071)

California State University, Northridge in California

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 27, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary 80,000-100,000
Employment Type Full-time

Director, International Programs and Partnerships (JOB ID 4071)
Administrator II
Tseng College of Extended Learning

CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining an inclusive work environment.

About the University
Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master's degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN's 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master's level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.

About the College
The Tseng College is a component of CSUN's Division of Academic Affairs. The Dean of the College is also the Senior International Officer of the University. The College's mission is to create and deliver graduate, international and mid-career education. Its international English-language and college-preparation program for foreign students is among the nation's largest

Under general direction and as part of the senior leadership team, the Director of the International Programs and Partnerships works closely with the Dean, the Associate Dean and the Executive Director of the College to lead and develop new self-support international programs and partnerships of the California State University Northridge (CSUN) through CSUN's Tseng College (ExL). Works to strengthen and expand existing programs and partnerships; ensures that well qualified international students and clients are attracted to both self-support and state-support programs offered by CSUN, enhancing and expanding CSUN's Intensive English Program (IEP), short-term customized programs and Semester At CSUN programs, and developing academic relationships with respected international universities. 

The director will be a part of the ExL senor leadership team, and is expected to identify new options for ExL and CSUN for international programs and partnerships in keeping with CSUN's and ExL's mission and priorities and also with CSU and CSUN policies and best practices. 

The director provides strong leadership/management of the department; is responsible for a steady growth of international student enrollment to the programs and the University and the academic excellence of the program that includes routine review of curricula design and delivery using the up-to-date online technology. The director is hand-on and forward thinking; reviews and streamlines administrative processes, develops and manages program budgets, increases the reputation and market visibility of the programs, effectively manages international recruiter/contractor relationships, and works collaboratively within the College and the University to engage the full range of support services needed to make the programs work smoothly. 

Works to develop and expand short-term English and American Culture programs, and English language lead-in preparation tracks for CSUN self-support master's degree programs on-site and on-line; takes the IEP "on the road" by partnering with overseas universities/high schools in teaching English locally as well as expanding the use of academic technologies with the goal of bringing these students to IEP and to CSUN degree programs later; refines and expands the "Semester at CSUN" program, and works to increase international enrollment to all other ExL programs.

A Master's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Linguistics/TESL, International Relations/Cross-Cultural Studies, Instructional Design/Educational Technologies, Educational Leadership, International Business, or a job-related field is required. At least seven years of progressively responsible professional/administrative experience in planning, budgeting and developing programs; with 3 of the seven years in a managerial role. Experience in program development and management, and in conducting business in the international arena including sales/recruitment and local marketing knowledge is required. Higher education experience and expertise in developing curricula and teaching English language programs are a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of program and service marketing, planning and managing international recruitment efforts (including international travel and international client relationship development), identifying and participating in international education fairs, and is knowledgeable of international publications and web marketing options. Ability and specialized skills to: Work collaboratively across unit lines within ExL, and to be engaged in the larger field of international education in the higher education context; contribute and engage members of ExL's leadership team; develop new international partnerships and programs; plan and operate within viable budgets for programs and projects; research, develop, implement, and evaluate program activities, policies, and procedures; demonstrate competencies in public relations, political protocol, organizational development, and analytic problem solving; present information in written and/or oral formats; effectively using consultative and facilitation skills to gain consensus to ideas and projects; work with internal and external constituent groups; develop and maintain strong working relationship; and ability to work in a context that includes great diversity in the staff and be open and respectful in his/her professional practice. Professional and leadership style. Success in leading projects and teams. Must be analytical and technology savvy; and comfortable in learning and using larger data systems such as PeopleSoft and customer relationship management software such as SalesForce. Excellent English written and oral communication skills; ability to speak and write in a second language is an advantage. Highly collaborative and communicative working style. Enthusiasm, good humor, a distinctively positive approach to professional life, a broad-ranging imagination, an innovative approach, a creative ability, and a deep commitment to higher education and the work of The Tseng College are a must.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.
Anticipated hiring range: $80,000 - $100,000 annually, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

General Information

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

TRAVEL: As local, national, and international travel for conferences, new business development, and student recruitment is required for this position, the director must possess a California driver's license and be eligible to obtain an U.S. Passport for foreign travel.

How To Apply
Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.

Position will remain OPEN UNTIL FILLED. 

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Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.

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