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Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
American International University, Kuwait

Date Posted May 20, 2021
Title Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
University American International University, Kuwait
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Department Student Affairs
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Vice-(Provost/Chancellor)
  • University Administration
    Academic Affairs

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

Classification: Executive
Salary: DOE
Reports to: Vice President for Student Affairs

Job Purpose: Serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet; serve as Student Affairs Officer and provide executive leadership for the overall planning, implementation, and evaluation of student affairs and enrollment management functions within the context of the institutional mission; ensure assigned departments fulfill college goals and objectives.

Serve as a member of the President’s executive staff, participating in discussions, decision making, and policy making
Provide highly responsible organizational and staff support to the President’s Office particularly as it relates to student issues
Lead all enrollment management and student affairs functions of the College
Serve as the chief student advocate
Develop, plan, implement and evaluate programs and services as well as establishing policies and procedures necessary to support student enrollment, engagement and persistence
With the President and VPAA, work closely with the institutional Partner universities to supervise successful transfer and implementation of all programs; maintain and enhance the relationships between AIU and the Partners
Create co-curricular opportunities for students intended to enhance the learning experience; work with the VPAA to ensure that all co-curricular programs work to enhance student learning and growth inside and outside the classroom
Work with the VPAA and VPESL to coordinate enrollment management (student outreach, retention, and persistence efforts) in accordance with the college’s strategic plan
Work closely with the VPAA on student-related issues, such as enrollment management, academic advising, course scheduling, and co-curricular programming
Supervise and direct, in conjunction with Director of Enrollment and Director of Marketing & Communications, student-related marketing and research initiatives
Assist in the implementation and maintenance of Student Information System in conjunction with the IT Department and other related departments
Select, train, lead and evaluate staff; establish and monitor employee performance objectives; prepare and present employee performance reviews; provide or coordinate staff development
Lead and supervise Enrollment & Government Scholarship Services; all Student Life functions including athletics, counseling and career services; Registration Services
Develop and maintain policy and procedure manuals related to divisional programs and services; ensure that all departments also create and maintain these manuals
Assist in the owners’ planning of the institutional budget by providing accurate student enrollment projections and data
Manage the divisional budget, assist with identification and prioritization of needs and purchases for assigned program areas; monitor expenditures
Prepare and present reports and other necessary correspondence as it relates to students
Serve on a variety of committees and task forces
Represent the College at community and outside organization functions
Represent the President’s Office as required
Keep abreast of developments in enrollment management, student services, higher education, and fields related to assigned functions
Other duties as assigned

Reporting Departments/Positions:
Department of Registration Services
Department of Enrollment & Government Scholarship Services
Department of Student Life

Must possess skills to be able to explain and demonstrate the essential functions of the position; demonstrated knowledge and experiences within all facets of enrollment and student life
Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly and effectively at all levels within the College in English; must possess effective presentation skills
Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple complex projects
Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment in decision-making and problem solving
Must be capable of maintaining the confidentiality of work-related information and materials
Demonstrated experience with enrollment services
Demonstrated experiences in planning and directing programs for students
Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, and problem-solve broad strategic initiatives
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group of professionals, students and parents, community members and constituencies
Ability to manage complex divisional budgets accurately
Ability to lead, inspire, supervise and evaluate team members in an effort to meet institution and division goals and objectives
Demonstrated experiences in the application and implementation of student information systems in student life and enrollment services
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of standard software applications
Knowledge and experiences in the usage of social media in higher education
Ability to work occasional evening and weekends

Experience and Education:
Master’s degree required; preferred in Higher Education Administration/Student Personnel or related field
Seven years plus experiences in the higher education environment, in increasingly complex executive roles
Experience in the supervision of enrollment management and/or student development programs and personnel
Experience in the application and implementation of technology in student affairs, particularly student information systems
Experience in the development, management, and oversight of institutional budgets
Experience with research and use of data in enrollment and/or student affairs

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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Student Affairs
    American International University, Kuwait
    Saad Al Abdullah - East of Naseem
    Block 3
    Kuwait City


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