Campus Dean/Executive Director – NYIT/Abu Dhabi, UAE
Global Academic Programs
NYIT seeks qualified candidates for the Campus Dean/Executive Director of its campus in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Campus Dean/Executive Director is the chief operating officer of the campus and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in New York. Assistant Deans for different programs in Abu Dhabi and staff report to this Campus Dean/Executive Director. Responsibilities include oversight of academic course and program offerings, the administration of an operational budget in support of all campus activities, marketing and development of new programs and opportunities, understanding of local government program accreditation process, employment laws and regulations, conducting positive and successful negotiations with NYIT partners in Abu Dhabi and beyond, developing engagement opportunities for NYIT alumni in the region, and developing successful recruitment programs . The Campus Dean/Executive Director represents NYIT to all external constituencies, including alumni, advisory boards, government officials, local accrediting agencies, the media, and business and civic organizations. The Campus Dean/Executive Director collaborates with the program Deans in New York to affect academic policies and procedures, hiring of faculty for the campus, and supervises career services and enrollment services, as well as a wide range of other support services.
This dynamic position requires the candidate to have the ability to interact with different constituencies to foster the growth and champion the sterling reputation of the NYIT brand. Ongoing relationship building within the community, including, but not limited to: new and existing partnerships with local universities, businesses, International Consulates, trade boards and alumni is a key component of the position. Working closely with the Director of Recruitment and Marketing, the ideal candidate will possess the ability to expand enrollment and create a sustainable model for growth. This position will also be charged with envisioning new degree programs and identifying diversified venues for marketing and expanding NYIT brand awareness. The Campus Dean/Executive Director will work closely with the faculty, and will supervise staff to create an invigorating educational environment for students.
Candidates must hold a terminal degree (Ph.D. preferred) and have three years of academic administrative experience. Experience with the U.A.E. Commission on Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research is beneficial. Must be eligible to work in and travel outside Abu Dhabi. Ability to speak Arabic is desirable. Program-building experience is a plus. Candidates must be willing to work early morning, late nights and on the weekends. NYIT offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
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