Program Coordinator - Alumni Affairs & Operations - Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars Program

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Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Program Coordinator to report to the Assistant Manager, Administration and Alumni Affairs.

The Program Coordinator will be required to work alongside the Assistant Manager to design and execute programming and services, facilitate the Summer Academy alumni advising program, and develop and enhance relationships with outside offsite stakeholders. They will be required to translate both written and oral Arabic, ensure all operational and logistical needs are met, and update and manage the SMSP social media accounts and website.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Alumni and Community Relations. Work with the Assistant Manager of Administration and Alumni Affairs to design and execute programming and services for SMSP and SA alumni
  • Work with the Manager of Operations and Student Advising and Assistant Manager of Administration and Alumni Affairs to facilitate the SA alumni advising program for those graduates of the Summer Academy who attend NYUAD as baccalaureate students
  • Summer Academy Recruitment; Develop and enhance relationships with high school counselors and support planning efforts for successful recruitment events on and off campus
  • Undertake Arabic translation in written form or orally as needed
  • Operations Team Support; Work with the Manager of Operations and Student Advising to ensure operational and logistical needs are met for all SMSP and SA classes and program events
  • Technology: Update and manage social media accounts and SMSP/SA websites. Maintain a diverse database of contacts, which may include information and details for: Staff (ft & pt), Faculty, Students, Scholars, Alumni, and Vendors
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline

Required Experience: 

  • Experience with programs serving the local community in the UAE
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to work with colleagues at all levels
  • Fluent written and spoken English and Arabic – candidates cannot be considered without bi-lingual skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once; willingness to prioritize and adapt as necessary
  • Well-developed cultural sensitivity
  • Enthusiasm and energetic desire to carry out specific mission of programs
  • Demonstrated success in adapting to rapidly changing business circumstances
  • Excellent proficiency with MS Office suite of tools: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances
  • Excellent organization and planning skills
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to team building and thrive in a team environment

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with marketing and communications
  • Experience with educational counseling and or advising
  • Experience working on a dynamic, collaborative, and global team
  • Experience working directly with students or relevant training
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment

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.