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Executive Director of International Programs

Effective Date: January 2020




  1. Master's degree in International Relations, International Business, Public Relations, Political Science, or other related field

  2. Successful experience in program administration

  3. Proven ability to develop a budget and manage finances and to supervise professional and administrative support staff

  4. Demonstrated knowledge of relevant state/federal/international laws and regulations regarding international students and scholars

  5. Excellent communication skills

  6. Demonstrated understanding of international cooperative education programs

  7. Exceptional interpersonal skills

  8. Eligible to be a DSO

  9. Ability to work nights and weekends


  1. Doctoral degree in a field listed above

  2. Proficiency in a foreign language

  3. Ability to evaluate international transcripts

  4. Teaching experience

  5. Ability to travel overseas


  1. Provide leadership in designing, implementing and administering the Office of International Programs.  More specifically, develop and implement strategic globalization goals in line with the campus strategic plan, mission, vision and values.

  2. Coordinate opportunities for student recruitment and scholarships; facilitate coordination with partner schools; and coordinate with faculty advisors.

  3. Oversee website organization and maintenance.

  4. Build budgets, manage finances, and monitor costs for international programs.

  5. Plan and execute a schedule of communications with international prospective student contacts and respond to inquiries in a timely and effective manner.

  6. Coordinate, plan, and administer proposed activities for UWA Global Village international summer English immersion program.

  7. Coordinate International Scholarship opportunities.

  8. Demonstrate knowledge about general international admission.

  9. Oversee partner exchange student admissions.

  10. Serve as the PDSO (Primary Designated School Official) to ensure compliance with all government regulations regarding international students.

  11. Oversee orientation and international student advising.

  12. Supervise professional staff and student employees.

  13. Generate operational reports and analyses.

  14. Teach two classes per academic year in their subject area.

  15. Serve on-campus committees, as assigned.

  16. Work closely with Admissions, Registrar, Housing, the Business Office, Financial Aid, Athletics, Deans, and Department Chairs to coordinate the functions required to address the needs of international programs.

  17. Perform other functions and duties as assigned by University Administration.


Salary: Dependent upon training and experience; includes excellent benefits package.


Application Deadline: Review of applications begins October 16, 2019, and continues until the position is filled.


To Apply: Send materials listed below to (electronic submissions accepted):


Dr. Tim Edwards, Provost

The University of West Alabama

Station 25

Livingston, AL 35470



  1. A cover letter

  2. A current résumé or vita

  3. Transcripts of all college work (Unofficial transcripts will suffice for the application; official transcripts must be submitted immediately upon employment.)

  4. A list of four professional references.



    The University of West Alabama does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation in employment, or the provision of services.

    AA/EO Employer

    Minority applications encouraged