Job Information

University of California Riverside, Bourns College Executive Director of International Programs in Riverside, California

Executive Director of International Programs

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary

29900845 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $103,300 - $199,700

Position Information

The Executive Director reports to the Dean of University Extension and is a member of Extension’s Senior Executive Council. The position works in partnership with the Academic Affairs and Strategic Operations units within the division as well as with the UCR Office of International Affairs and other units on campus. The Executive Director (ED) is the principal business development officer for International Programs for UCR Extension and is expected to travel abroad numerous times per year to Extension’s major international markets as well as developing markets with the explicit goal of increasing international enrollments and revenue. The ED will conduct university partner and governmental agency visits, engage in student recruitment fairs, and build new programs and partnerships while on these international trips. Additionally, the ED will provide oversight and guidance to UCR Extension staff under his/her/their direction, manages the overall budget for the International Programs division, and upholds the academic quality and integrity of international education curricula. The ED is the lead administrator for all international programs, including but not limited to, academic pathway programs, short- and long-term custom programs, internship (CPT and OTP) based programs and English language programs.

The salary range for the Executive Director of International Programs is $103,300 - $199,700 annually. The expected pay scale for this position is up to $151,500 annually. We base placement within these ranges on the individual's qualifications as they relate to this position.

Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, the department may be able to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for this role. This is up to the discretion of the department and all applicants are welcome to apply.”

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement

Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required

Terminal degree in a related field preferred (PhD, JD, MD, etc.). Preferred


Experience Requirement

Demonstrated ability to sustain growth in revenue, experience in developing and managing budgets, and demonstrated financial acumen Required

Demonstrated understanding of the mission of the University of California and equivalent global institutions Required

Experience developing and leading entrepreneurial ventures and international partnerships Required

Experience in resource development, grant writing, and grants management Preferred

Experience in organizing and leading a complex organization Preferred

8 - 13 years of related experience. Required

Competency in a language other than English Preferred

Demonstrated experience building relationships and cultivating networks in international and cross-cultural settings Required

Demonstrated experience advocating for an organization and its stakeholders Preferred

Demonstrated ability to grow capacity within a self-support organization Preferred

Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred

Minimum Requirements

Demonstrated expertise in building collaborations between academia, industry and/or governmental agencies.

Strong negotiation skills and verbal and written communication skills; ability to influence/persuade all levels of staff.

Managerial experience and proven success in managing a complex research or academic program(s).

Skills in organization and customer service to effectively manage multiple important priorities.

Demonstrated expertise with program building within a leading academic institution and administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.

Strong fundraising experience.

Expert oral and written communication skills.

Expert ability to work with dynamic and diverse group of faculty, staff and students.

Academic or research background and recognized expertise in selected area.

Leadership experience in academic and/or government agencies.

Knowledge of international education models

Knowledge of immigration services, regulations, SEVIS and compliance

Ability to travel extensively, both domestically and internationally

Ability to develop networks and contacts that add value to UCR Extension

Knowledge of self-supporting budget models for professional, continuing, online and international education organizations

A demonstrated record of visionary, collaborative, decisive and effective leadership with the ability to address issues and resolve problems in a timely and fair manner

Ability to form partnerships with business/industry, educational, and other agencies, especially partnerships across borders

An ethical leader with great integrity, who has the ability to be an articulate spokesperson for the organization and who is politically astute with proven advocacy skills

An active listener and outstanding communicator with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to all stakeholders and partners

Preferred Qualifications

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 is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

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.

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