Regional Director, University Relations (1) Mid-Atlantic Region & (1) Central Region

  • 301 Camp Craft Rd, West Lake Hills, TX 78746, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Academic Programs International (API) is a leader in international and experiential education. Our mission is to design and deliver international experiences that inspire learning and enrich students, partners, and communities. We believe in the value of experiential education as a means of promoting intellectual curiosity, cultural sensitivity, and holistic personal development. In doing so, we are also dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible, and affordable international experiences to students across the U.S. 

Job Description

**API doesn't sponsor work visas**

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Regional Director is responsible for developing, maintaining, and strengthening relationships with US universities in order to increase enrollments in API’s experiential learning programs.  This position is responsible for the expansion of API’s affiliate base within assigned region, and fostering strong customer relationships, with the goal of increasing student enrollment in API programs.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position may be responsible for the supervision and oversight of one or more Campus Relations Representative/s within an assigned region. Supervisory responsibilities will include training, scheduling, mentorship and assessment of performance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Promote entire portfolio of core API programs (study, intern, virtual, domestic) among US. Institutions within assigned region

  • Research, plan and collaborate with a broad array of entities on campuses, including career services offices, multicultural centers, academic departments, etc. 
  • Conduct campus visits during peak and off-peak recruiting seasons
  • Attend study abroad fairs and host information tables and sessions

Research opportunities for new institutional partnerships 

  • Employ a data-driven approach to identify new colleges and universities with which API can work more closely, and to introduce these institutions to API’s programs and services
  • Develop and enhance relationships with new and existing APIConnect members and institutional partners through collaboration with study abroad staff, university administration, and faculty
  • Explore curricular integration opportunities with key partner institutions
  • Work with the Director of Alumni Engagement to identify outstanding candidates for API’s alumni programming, and provide support to participants as necessary

Identify potential partners for and collaborate with API’s Customized Programming team to define development for customize and faculty-led programs

Work with VP of University Relations to manage annual recruitment schedule and strategy

Maintain university database with updated university contact information

Attend international education conferences, possibly to include (but not limited to) NAFSA national conference, NAFSA regional conferences, Forum

  • Propose and Present sessions at conferences to raise API’s status in the field, to raise awareness about critical issues and share best practices with the field at large, and to build relationships with co-presenters

Collaborate across all divisions within API to achieve established DEI goals

Special projects and other tasks as needed or assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
  • 1-3 years of previous work experience in international education/study abroad or higher education
  • Experience studying, interning, volunteering or working abroad required 
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce of similar CRM preferred

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES   

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to communicate with students, parents, university faculty and staff; ability to give professional presentations to small and large groups of people
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously, while meeting established deadlines
  • Passion for study abroad (and/or international travel)
  • Must have valid driver’s license, personal vehicle and ability to work remotely when not traveling
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule including some evening and weekend travel, along with ability to travel to multiple campuses within assigned region (and occasional trips outside of assigned region)

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Problem Solving
  • Resourcefulness
  • Teamwork
  • Reliability
  • Adaptability
  • Relationship Management
  • Organization

Additional Information

Academic Programs International (API) is a leader in international and experiential education. Our mission is to design and deliver international experiences that inspire learning and enrich students, partners, and communities. We believe in the value of  experiential education as a means of promoting intellectual curiosity, cultural sensitivity, and holistic personal development. In doing so, we are also dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible, and affordable international experiences to students across the U.S.

  • API was established  by 4 international education professionals  (our “Founding Mamas”) over 20 years ago
  • We offer programs in 45cities within 21 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East & South Pacific
  •  GoAbroad Innovation’s People's Choice Award Winner (2019)

OUR LOCATION

API is headquartered in Austin, Texas, one of the consistently top ranked best places to live! While we are working a hybrid onsite schedule for now, we look forward to collaborating together in person again in our recently renovated office in Westlake Hills, located just minutes from Barton Creek, Lake Austin and downtown.

WHY JOIN US?

Here at API, you will acquire real-world skills and experience that will help advance your career in marketing, sales or study abroad, while learning from seasoned professionals about the field of international education and experiential learning.

  • API is a tenured team of committed and mission-driven professionals with a passion for what we do; we’ve been around for over two decades, but maintain the spirit of a small start-up
  • We love to promote from within, offering hands-on experience, mentorship, leadership and excellent growth and advancement opportunities; potential to convert to full-time employment at completion of internship or consideration for other open positions within the company
  • We can’t resist company events, celebrations and especially love raffling off gifts and prizes to staff 

At API, we celebrate diversity and are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect, equality and inclusion, representing a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, skills and experiences. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, competence, merit, performance and business needs. 

Equal employment opportunities are available to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.

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