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Executive Director

INTO University Partnerships.
Birmingham, Alabama
$130,000 - $150,000 P/A
Closing date
Jun 29, 2024

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Student & Scholar Services
Knowledge Communities
International Education Leadership
Position Type
Executive / C-level
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Organization Type
College / University

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Executive Director

Birmingham AL

Full time, On site

Salary range $130,000 - $150,000 P/A based on experience



About INTO University Partnerships

INTO University Partnerships collaborates with leading universities to provide international students with a personalized and highly supportive learning environment. Our mission is to transform international student academic and career success through exceptional university partnerships. Since 2006, we have partnered with over 20 universities in the US, UK, and Australia to promote globally diverse campuses and provide life-changing learning opportunities.



The Opportunity: Executive Director at INTO UAB

INTO University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) is a student-centered institution distinguished by excellence in education and scholarship. Located in historic downtown Birmingham, we offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs designed to empower students for success globally.


We are seeking a dynamic and motivational leader to join our team as the Center Director for INTO UAB. This role is pivotal in developing the INTO UAB center, ensuring it reflects the goals and values of both UAB and INTO University Partnerships, and delivering a world-class experience for students and stakeholders alike.


As we are a global organisation, travel, both international and domestic, will be required to support business needs.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Leadership & Vision: Drive the strategic and operational objectives of the Center, ensuring alignment with the mission of UAB and INTO University Partnerships.
  • Quality Management: Oversee the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning, promoting an outstanding student experience that maximizes retention and success.
  • Performance Culture: Foster a culture of performance management and team building to attract, retain, and develop quality employees.
  • Stakeholder Relationships: Build effective and supportive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including key university personnel and INTO network colleagues.
  • Resource Management: Efficiently manage resources to achieve maximum return on investment while maintaining high standards for academic programs and student support.
  • Financial Oversight: Drive financial performance by managing budgets, ensuring transparency, and optimizing operations within established budgets.
  • Strategic Direction: Provide strategic leadership to Center management and director teams, ensuring successful daily operations.
  • Admissions & Enrollment: Implement best practices for application review, admission turnaround times, and enrollment management in coordination with the university.
  • Senior Management Participation: Contribute as a member of the INTO North America Senior Management Team.
  • Compliance & Reporting: Ensure activities meet quality management, health and safety, legal, and environmental standards, and prepare timely analyses and reports.



What we need from you:


  • Master’s Degree
  • Higher Education Expertise: Proven experience in academia or related fields
  • Leadership Skills: Demonstrated strategic, financial, and operational achievements
  • Financial Acumen: Proficient in financial planning, risk management, and budgeting (over $1 million annually)
  • International Experience: Worked in global contexts, understanding diverse educational environments
  • Standards & Performance: Developed and implemented best practices; fostered a performance management culture
  • Communication: Exceptional skills in engaging stakeholders effectively
  • Travel Ready: Eligible to work in and travel to/from the U.S. without immigration support
  • Project Management: Strong prioritization, deadline management, and resource management abilities
  • Student Support: Committed to creating a nurturing environment for student success
  • Operational Balance: Skillful in balancing high-quality academics with efficient business operations
  • Relationship Building: Strong influencing and motivational abilities
  • Decision-Making: Sound judgment under pressure
  • Tech-Savvy: Competent IT and analytical skills


Compensation & Benefits

INTO offers a competitive compensation package from $130,000 - $150,000 depending on experience. This includes comprehensive benefits to ensure our employees thrive such as 11+ paid holidays, generous PTO, employer contributions toward health insurance and retirement savings, and more.



Ready to Transform Lives?

Join us at INTO UAB and be a part of a global community dedicated to growth and success. Apply now to make a meaningful impact in the world of international education.



We adopt an on-going recruitment process; we review applications as they are submitted. All applications will receive a response.



We Grow Together

At INTO, we’re in the business of growth. From school to university. From home to somewhere new. From dreams to career plans to long-awaited first days. And we believe growth isn’t just for students – it’s for our people too.


At INTO, growth means opportunities to feed your curiosity, to develop your skills and your career. It means staying true to our start-up soul, boldly saying “yes” and constructively saying “no”. It means building deeper relationships. And it means playing your part in our wonderfully diverse international community. Our dedication to growth – for students, our university partners and agents, for each other, and for ourselves – sets us apart. It’s what makes INTO a uniquely rewarding place to be, and to make a difference.


At INTO, we grow together.


INTO University Partnerships collaborates with leading universities to provide international students with a personalized and highly supportive learning environment in which to acclimatize to life on a US university campus and prepare for long-term academic success. Since 2006, INTO has launched partnerships to internationalize universities in the US, UK and Asia, including Oregon State University, University of South Florida, George Mason University, Drew University, Saint Louis University, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Suffolk University and Hofstra University.

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