Manager of Administration, Arts & Humanities

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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Manager of Administration, Arts & Humanities reporting to the Assistant Dean for Administration, Arts & Humanities.

The Manager of Administration plays a critical role in coordinating and executing processes and procedures in support of undergraduate and graduate programs and large-scale academic projects and special assignments. The Manager of Administration must demonstrate above all flexibility, good judgment, enthusiasm, and systems thinking in order to be successful in the role. He/she must be proactive and work well independently as well as collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders to ensure successful project management. 

This role serves as the divisional liaison with the Registrar’s Office, the Office of Academic Administration and faculty on course-related matters including curricular development, teaching preparation, scheduling, student registration, program assessments, and student data reporting. 

This role works closely with the Assistant Dean to manage and coordinate academic on and off boarding and as such will serve as a prime conduit between the division and multiple stakeholders, ensuring adherence to university policies and procedures.

The division is undergoing various transitions and as a result it is expected that this role will, in due course, supervise staff. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage curricular operational budgets 
  • Support program heads and associate deans with curricular development and administration
  • Liaise with the Core, Registrar’s Office, the Office of Academic Administration, faculty and program heads on course preparation, course scheduling, and teaching observations
  • Manage syllabi development, collection, and approvals, and oversee the administration of the divisional Course Archive and Reporting System in liaison with the administrative coordinators
  • Liaise between program heads and the directors of assessment and accreditation to fulfill annual documentation requirements
  • Provide full support to the Divisional Curriculum Committee (AHCC)
  • Support Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the development and implementation of new Masters and PhD programs
  • Work with the Curricular Arts instructors and Program Heads to ensure the curricular needs of the arts programs are identified and fulfilled
  • Collect, organize and interpret data from single or multiple sources to inform academic and faculty planning
  • Routinely report and analyze data to be included as part of program assessments, faculty contract reviews, divisional letters, and presentations. 
  • Liaise with the Communications coordinator on internal communications 

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education:

  • Advanced degree or certificate in management preferred

Required Experience:

  • Five years of experience in executive and administrative services, with a record of advancement and growth at progressively more responsible levels, preferably with at a higher-education institution, private organization, or governmental body operating in the U.A.E.
  • Experience working with institutions of multinational nature
  • Experience working collaboratively to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various stakeholders, including those in leadership positions
  • Experience examining, re-engineering and developing administrative procedures in support of new initiatives

Preferred Experience:

  • Familiarity with Qualtrics, Google Suite, WordPress, and Client Management Systems
  • Knowledge of academic practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of applicable standards, policies and procedures within specialty area
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

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.