New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Community-Based Learning Coordinator reporting to Assistant Director of Academic Program, Global Education.
The Community-based Learning (CBL) 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.
Support over 70 faculty per academic year 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, and assist in finalizing the logistics for community engagement events.
Maintain financial records on Google Drive
Build data management spreadsheets to track team workflow and continuity
Manage the student assistantship position within the team, including the Local Education Officers (LEOs): SA applications and onboarding, task assignment as delegated by CBL colleagues and follow-up on progress, LEO selection, training, faculty introduction, and data collection
Prepare monthly reports by collecting data and information needed from LEOs and CBL members to be reviewed by the supervisor before sharing the report with the Associate Vice Chancellor, Global Education and Outreach, and Vice Provost
Present information sessions to visiting students, pre-departure orientation sessions to classes engaging in off-campus community-based learning, and serve as a speaker to promote the work of the community-based learning team on and off-campus
Supervise in field visits, in-class guest speakers, and activities on and off campus as needed
Seek and research prospective community engagement programs and events through various available resources (i.e., newspapers, magazines, reliable websites, etc.)
Enroll in learning development courses that aid in personal and/or career growth as a CBL member
Any additional tasks as assigned by the supervisor
Minimum of 1 year of related experience in a cross-cultural setting based in the UAE
Work experience in a university setting or similar
Experience working with the Emirati and Arabic-speaking community
Excellent interpersonal skills
Experience planning /implementing special events and activities
Excellent community network of contacts and/or proven ability to develop such a network
Excellent communication skills in English and Arabic (both verbal and written) and the ability to work with people at all levels
Good working knowledge of Google Suite Apps, Microsoft and other database applications
Working well both independently and in a group
Strong time management skills
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.