UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint an Associate Dean of Students reporting to the Dean of Students for NYUAD.
The Associate Dean of Students oversees a dynamic portfolio focused on student engagement and leadership development including: Residential Education, Student Conduct, Student Activities, Leadership Programs, First Year Onboarding, Class Year Experience (including Senior Year Programming), Team-Based Student Competitions, and Student Conferences. Key initiatives include the development, management, and strategic direction for an integrated residential college community system, student accountability and conduct, first-year orientation, and a suite of leadership development programming including 60+ student interest groups, trainings/workshops, and signature annual conferences, and team-based student participation in international debate competitions, Model United Nations, etc. Additionally, this role partners closely with academic affairs, the health center, intercultural education, and student success functions to ensure a robust system of advising resources that addresses the full range of student support needs.
This portfolio recognizes the many ways in which outside-the-classroom learning is intertwined with the residential experience, so the Associate Dean will play a vital leadership role in defining the priorities, integration, and collaboration across this portfolio and across the Division of Student Affairs.
The Associate Dean is a senior member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team and works closely with the Dean of Students to develop, lead, and implement a set of coordinated programs and resources that enable students to reach their full potential and develop meaningful co-curricular skills. Further, the Associate Dean is a strategic advisor and representative for the Division on a wide range of student experience, community development, and relationship management – including working with student leaders, institutional and government partners, and professional resources to enrich the NYU Abu Dhabi community through programs, initiatives, policies, and resources that contribute towards Campus Life’s mission to “cultivate belonging, catalyze development, and foster engagement.”
As a leader and manager, the Associate Dean oversees resource management, strategic planning, budget and fiscal affairs, and facility matters related to the portfolio, and partners closely with the Dean of Students to ensure proper planning and management of institutional resources to meet the needs of students and the community. This role is a key partner with Global Education, Public Safety, Risk & Compliance, Facilities and Operations, and NYU’s Global Programs to ensure that student experiences in residential life, student activities, and first-year programming is strategically aligned with NYU’s values and priorities for student experience.
The Associate Dean will be prepared to represent the Dean and/or Student Affairs Division across departments at the university, including Global Education, Public Affairs, Admissions, and Human Resources, and with relevant academic programs and student groups. This role will also liaise with critical stakeholders in the UAE community, especially those at partner universities and professional organizations, and support efforts to build student affairs knowledge and networks across the community. This role will be well-versed in all aspects of student affairs and be able to represent the department as a member of the Senior Leadership Team and with other campus stakeholders, including internal committees, meetings, reporting and communications.
The Associate Dean will recruit, supervise, evaluate, manage and lead staff, using sound management and supervisory practices. This role is responsible for the support, development, and mentorship of staff within the Student Life portfolio and as a mentor / role model for other student affairs staff.
The Associate Dean will ensure accurate assessment and reporting -- for both internal and external stakeholders -- of key student programs and initiatives, including the annual report and budget; oversees all hiring and staff development across Student Life; works with Legal Counsel on questions and requests related to student affairs work; consults and coordinates with Public Affairs on social media, campaigns and strategic planning; and partner closely with Graduate Programs to ensure relevant programs and resources are in-place.
The Associate Dean provides general and personal advising support to a designated cohort of students; proactively offers counsel and support for student groups and leaders; is a Dean On-Call with rotating on-call responsibilities that involve the management and/or coordination of student-related crises with relevant stakeholders at the university; is an active contributor to and participant in recruiting and new student on-boarding events; and actively connects faculty and community members to the work of student affairs.
The Associate Dean is an active contributor to university and division-wide programs, including admissions events, new student orientation, student leadership training, athletic programs, and more. This role requires frequent evening and weekend activities throughout the academic year.
Supervision and Oversight of Functional Areas
Student Affairs Leadership Team
Student Advising & Outreach
Strategic Initiatives and Projects
Student Leader Recruitment and Onboarding
Emergency Response, Crisis, and On-Call Responsibilities
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is a central part of NYU’s global network, marked by a uniquely international student population (100+ nationalities); a rigorous, liberal arts and science academic program in the gulf. We are a highly diverse community that shapes and examines issues of common humanity through multicultural perspectives; recognizes that the breadth of an education here extends far beyond the classroom and the campus; sees students themselves as educators; and recognizes that meaningful engagement with the breadth of our diversity requires curiosity, humility, and engagement with contrasting views and values.
NYUAD’s Student Affairs Division brings together multiple functional areas within student affairs – including cultural engagement, spiritual life, student activities, new student onboarding and class year programming, community outreach, career development, athletics, residential education, fitness, student conduct, health and wellness, accessibility services, and more – to provide students with the structure, resources, and support to maximize their educational experience and reach their full potential. The Division of Student Affairs plays a crucial role in shaping the out-of-classroom experience for a highly diverse -- with the vast majority of students being from outside the region -- residential population of 1800+ undergraduate students. The Division is led by the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, who maintains strategic oversight of Student Affairs programs, services, and engagements.
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.