Partner Dean, Madinah Capacity Building Project

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 1 August 2018

Job Description

Position Summary

Reporting to the Managing Director, KSA Operations, the Partner Dean, Madinah Female Campus, is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the campus including academic programming, operations and student services. Working closely with the Senior Management Team, the incumbent will also execute the vision, mission and the goals of the college; hiring and retaining of faculty; and enhancing the faculty’s academic standards.
The Partner Dean will oversee the development and execution of the Campus Business Plan in effectively leading all relevant college departments supporting the active recruitment and successful retention of students in support of enrolment and budget targets. The Partner Dean will also work with their team to establish effective quality control measures and high academic standards, along with overseeing the execution of budget planning, budget management and evaluation of educational programs.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Works one-on-one with the Saudi College Dean and provides administrative direction and leadership.
  • Leads and directs the development for policies and programs as they relate to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Oversees the administration of financial matters, physical plant, College personnel and developments in technology and intra-collegiate programs.
  • Oversees the selection of personnel for the College, and directs the work of and provides leadership for the improvement of employees.
  • Develops and recommends the College budget within limits and college policies and procedures as established by the Advisory Board.
  • Oversees the College’s operating budget and provides direction for allocation of funds.
  • Establishes and maintains a climate which encourages the development and retention of competent personnel, high level of morale, and achievement of the College’s goals.
  • Oversees and directs the activities of the Executive Leadership – Administration Team.
  • Manages the college in coordination with the College Dean, consistent with the college improvement plan.
  • Liaises with the College Dean and Senior Leadership counterparts within the College, within the Ministry of Labour (MoL), the Chamber of Commerce and other community partners.
  • Provides mentoring and coaching in the area of problem-solving strategies and frameworks, leadership development, public speaking skills and best practices and task management.
  • Involved in all college management decision-making, specifically relating to procurement, personnel and curriculum.
  • Builds capacity in college personnel, specifically the College Dean and assesses reporting progress.
  • Employs participatory development and collaborative principles to enhance capability and transfer institutional knowledge as part of a wider change management process.
  • Plans, develops and implements the College’s long- and short-term goals and objectives, organizational structure and staffing complement.
  • Enhances community leadership by developing a well-founded understanding of the needs of the community and ensures that there is a strong working relationship between local business and industry local public and private and the College.
  • Leads in the development of pride and commitment to enhance the College’s mission, vision and image throughout the community.

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Required qualifications, at a minimum and preferred, include:

  • Minimum qualification of a Master’s degree and above or an equivalent combination of education and experience in business, engineering, law, administration, leadership or in relevant area
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in leading and overseeing college operations as principal, dean or senior post holder
  • Experience providing instruction, training, coaching or mentoring through formal and informal methods, in classroom and professional workplace environments
  • Experience in change management, organizational development within educational environments
  • Fundamental understanding of the TVET sector and college system, preferably in Canada
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and proven interdisciplinary teamwork proficiency
  • Knowledge of College educational systems and administrative practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of the goals, objectives, structure and operations of major college institutions
  • Knowledge of campus policies and procedures and technological systems as they apply to instructional, administrative, and workplace needs
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Skill in formulating policy and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
  • Leadership skills to cultivate a work environment dedicated to student learning and growth
  • Ability to interact with officials at all levels of government
  • Ability to speak effectively to large groups of employees/staff and community organizations
  • Ability to work and lead a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff
  • Knowledge and experience in the GCC region preferred
  • Have positive attitude, energy and work ethics
  • Open to new ideas and concepts and can work independently or as part of a team

The position offers an attractive and competitive compensation and benefits package that includes: a market-linked salary, accommodation (if living out of area) travel, vacation & comprehensive benefits.
How to apply:

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  • Niagara College Saudi Arabia is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please inform us

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About the Organization

Project Summary:
Niagara College Canada (NCC), an international leader in applied education, is pleased to announce that we are expanding our academic operations in Saudi Arabia after being selected as the preferred provider to oversee a Capability Building Contract (CBC) in partnership with Technical Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), Colleges’ of Excellence (CoE) and the TVTC Female College in Madinah, Saudi Arabia. As part of the initial bidding process, NCC developed a detailed College Improvement Plan (CIP) which focuses on enhancing the delivery of academic programmes, administrative capabilities and campus facilities over the next three years beginning in September, 2017. In order to realize the action plan detailed in the CIP, NC KSA is currently seeking international educational and administrative experts with a demonstrated track record in coaching, mentoring and capacity building to join our team as part of our newest capacity building project benefiting the Madinah College of Technology-Female (MCoT).

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