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Manager Specialized Enrichment
KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

  • Oct. 9, 2017
  • Manager Specialized Enrichment
  • KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
    Saudi Arabia
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Student Affairs
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Manager Specialized Enrichment
KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

Manager of Specialized Enrichment will oversee the operation of multiple programs and initiatives that play a critical role in helping Saudi Initiatives achieve its goals to create a Saudi workforce pool of international standards, and innovative, global outlook, and by institutionalizing a system of targeted opportunities, training and support.

Major Responsibilities:

Manage the operations of Specialized Enrichment initiatives including;
Academic Collaborations and Fellowships
Administration and Professional-Track
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support
Ensure the effective and efficient management of initiatives and projects.
Research, assess, recommend and develop new initiatives/projects which will serve to further promote the development of professional talent within KAUST and across the Kingdom.
Develop and manage key relationships, externally with government organizations, cultural missions and academic institutions; and internally with KAUST organizations such as Economic Development, Research, Graduate Affairs, Academic Divisions and Government Affairs.
Strategically manage resources allocated to the development and implementation of Specialized Enrichment initiatives, to include both budgets and human resources.
Work with KAUST industrial partners to identify strategies for program support and to create new programs to meet future needs.
Oversee all financial management of all programs and initiatives.
Build a strong team of support. Build strong collegial relationships within KAUST to support teams' efforts, encouraging interaction and collaboration across the Division and with other academic and administrative units within KAUST.
Provide leadership in the recruitment, development, and retention of professional staff, ensuring compliance with University's policies and procedures.
Manage direct reports and any contracted services and ensure performance of assigned tasks and achieve their objectives, including budgetary control, through ongoing feedback and facilitation.
Perform other related duties as assigned by the Vice President, Saudi Initiatives in support of the University's goals and objectives.

Education & Experience:

Masters' degree is required. Ph.D. preferred
Minimum of 12 years progressive experience in higher education/academia including 5-8 years in senior administration roles in Student Affairs or relevant experience
Strong project management skills
Strong planning and execution skills
Ability to inspire and lead a team of professionals
Strong intercultural competencies
Excellent integrated thinking and delivery
Excellent oral and written communication skills

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