In support of the CSUSB Strategic Plan, the College of Extended and Global Education (CEGE) leads the campus' internationalization and global engagement by collaborating with international partners to develop and promote activities, programs, and services that meet the needs of the university, regional, national, and global communities.
Under general supervision of CEGE Assistant Dean who oversees International Extension Programs, the Special Programs Lead provides administrative and program leadership in all aspects of programs with Saudi Arabia and other gulf countries. Work is guided by the overall goals and objectives with full accountability for results and requires regular planning, development, independent determination of methods to meet programmatic or administrative goals, as well as independent determination of approaches to project and priorities. The incumbent needs to have demonstrated ability to use sound judgment in the development of policies and procedures related to issues that might not be covered by existing policies and procedures, as well as assessing, formulating, and evaluating the impact of recommended or implemented policies. The position also requires use of appreciable ingenuity and innovation to conceive of new approaches and solutions to address complex problems and issues.
The incumbent is responsible for ensuring timely program management and communication with partnership entities representatives and organizations such as Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) and Saudi Ministry of Education. S/he manages program correspondence, document processing, recruitment timelines, report writing, and program assessment and improvement. The Special Programs Lead independently evaluates, analyzes, and takes course of action on prospective partnerships and coordinates negotiations with international entities and represents CSUSB in events, conferences, and seminars. The incumbent is responsible for utilizing working relationships with extended networks of organization, schools and university representatives to advance CSUSB's enrollment growth. S/he is responsible for ensuring strong relationships with existing partners and for development of new partners. The incumbent serves as the main CSUSB representative for Middle East and North Africa (MEAN) and Gulf Council Countries (GCC), and provides expert advice to campus on the region and related opportunities.
The incumbent independently provides comprehensive advisement to GCC and MEAN students, helping them adjust to the new environment and achieve successfully their educational goals by assisting them in solving their problems, thinking them through, evaluating them realistically, selecting suitable solutions, and implementing measures to alleviate the area of tension and ease the adjustment. The incumbent is expected to utilize human relations skills to interact with persons with hostile reactions and bring such situations under control.
Education & Experience:
Master's degree from an accredited institution in the field of international education, Teaching English as a Second Language, counseling or related field
Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of international education administration dealing with students and international partnerships in GCC.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Demonstrated experience in working with national level organizations
Demonstrated experience in program proposal development and grant management
Fluency, both written and spoken, in Arabic
Demonstrated experience in working with GCC universities, organizations and students
Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate and present ideas and concepts verbally and in writing to culturally diverse audiences
Demonstrated record of successful student advising
Ability to travel domestically and internationally
Ability to work additional hours, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special programs needs
Fingerprinting is a requirement of this position.
Experience in living and working in MEAN and GCC.
Experience in developing and designing programs for student populations.
Experience in international outreach and recruitment.
Working knowledge of culture, government, and education in countries outside the U.S.A.
Experience with budgets, personnel management, and administration.
Experience in risk management.
Knowledge of higher education systems and experience working on international educational collaborations
Experience in English as a second language teaching, as well as teaching subjects in education and management
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
Additional Salary Information: Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 2019-00082
About California State University San Bernardino
California State University San Bernardino is a public university located in Southern California 60 miles east of Los Angeles. College of Extended and Global Education is an outreach branch of the university serving a diverse student population both domestic and international.