Community Learning Coordinator - Global Education

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Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Community-based Learning Coordinator to work underneath the supervision of the Academic Program Manager for Global Education

The Community-based Learning Coordinator is responsible for supporting faculty and students through the design and implementation of community-based learning engagements throughout the UAE and for the preparation, documentation, and analysis of data generated through these engagements. The CBL Coordinator assists with designing and implementing CBL engagements for visiting student programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support faculty in designing, organizing, and implementing community-based learning activities in the UAE
  • Organize logistics for faculty-led, course-related engagements in the community, including preparations for speakers, visits, and activities both on and off campus in the UAE
  • Maintain stock of CBL supplies for instructional support
  • Assist in finalizing logistics for community engagement events
  • Research prospective community engagement programs and events
  • Supervise in the field visits, in-class guest speakers and activities on and off campus
  • Photograph and film community engagements for the web, social media and in-print publications
  • Update the Office of Community-Based Learning social media accounts and Intranet pages
  • Prepare a monthly report on all CBL engagements conducted with detailed information, visual content
  • Administer the evaluation of CBL engagements
  • Maintain financial records and keep track of expenses
  • Track faculty community engagements, research and workshops across NYUAD through maintaining an Excel database
  • Maintain and organize photo, video and quotes archives
  • Maintain an infrastructure (web-based and hard copy) of information on community-based learning opportunities and pedagogies
  • Administer the community-based learning web page (public and Intranet) by updating, editing, and maintaining as needed so it remains current
  • Seek and research various available sources for possible community engagements and events (i.e. newspapers, magazines, reliable websites, etc.)
  • Present information sessions to visiting students, predeparture orientation sessions to classes engaging in off-campus community-based learning and serving as a speaker to promote the work of the community-based learning team on and off campus
  • Serve as trip supervisor for local, UAE-based community engagements as needed
  • Assist in supervising and mentoring student assistants
  • Any additional tasks and as assigned by the supervisor

Required Education:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any field, with further evidence of continuing education beyond the BA

Required Experience:

  • 1 year of related experience in a cross-cultural setting based in the UAE
  • Work experience in a university setting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Planning /implementing special events and activities
  • Excellent community network of contacts and/or proven ability to develop such a network
  • Experience working with the Emirati and Arabic-speaking community
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Arabic (both verbal and written) and the ability to work with people at all levels
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and database applications
  • Working well both independently and in a group
  • Possessing strong communication, interpersonal, and time management skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Arabic
  • Attention to detail, being well-organized and able to multi-task
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Google apps, database applications and photo/video editing software
  • Video/film production skills, including examples of past work

Other Information

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.