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Job ID: 152826

Executive Vice President
American International University, Kuwait

Date Posted Jan. 14, 2021
Title Executive Vice President
University American International University, Kuwait
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Department Executive Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Executive Vice-President
  • University Administration

Executive Vice President
American International University – Kuwait City

Classification: Executive
Reports to: CEO

Job Purpose:
The Executive Vice President of American International University serves as the senior academic and student affairs officer, at the discretion of the CEO. This individual will oversee and align academic, student life, and ensure the quality of the faculty, administration, and student body in order to uphold the educational excellence of the University. In leading a new and growing community of students, the incumbent will provide leadership to support an academically rigorous, student-centered culture on campus. In addition, the EVP will be fully invested in the student retention of the institution, as well as the progression and completion of initiatives and goals. The EVP will maintain a unifying vision for academic and student affairs at AIU. Furthermore, the incumbent will provide visionary, strategic, and forward-thinking leadership while promoting well organized and sustainable procedures and policies, excellence in teaching, effective learning, and lifelong student success. For the early years, the Executive Vice President will lead the senior staff in successfully implementing the financial and marketing plans developed by the CEO and the programs developed with the institutional partners.

1. Serve as a senior academic and student affairs officer, the incumbent is responsible for the organization and administration of the University
2. Make policy recommendations to the Board on all matters that affect the University
3. Recommend all additions or changes in personnel and in personnel policies
4. Meet regularly with all department directors and above
5. Attend all Board of Trustee meetings, as a non-voting member with a voice. Oversee all presentations to the Board by University staff
6. Work closely with the institutional Partner universities to ensuring a strong and active engagement with the universities and the successful implementation of programs and services
7. Exercise broad, discretionary power in order to fulfill the University mission
8. Be responsible for the formulation of all reports as may be required by the Board and/or government agencies
9. Serve as the institutional champion, building an effective and cohesive leadership team with a core commitment to academic excellence, student engagement, and student success
10. Provide faculty and staff opportunities to grow, engage and develop their professional expertise
10 Sustain a highly qualified faculty and staff by providing a commitment to orientation, training, and information sharing so employees are better equipped to help and motivate students
11 Cultivate cross-campus collaboration between faculty, staff, and students
12 Facilitate a culture of continuous improvement in this new University
14. Serve as a highly visible ambassador for the University to the external community; establish innovative partnerships; represent AIU at functions
15. Utilize data to inspire innovation and changes for improving student outcomes
16. Encourage a spirit of collegiality and demonstrate a talent for inspiring others to action
17. Provide oversight for the improvements in the infrastructure of a University, including the physical facilities and information technology
18. Weekend and evening duty as well as travel required
19. Perform such other duties as may be assigned or delegated by the CEO

Reporting Departments/Positions:
1. Division of Academic Affairs
2. Division of Administration
3. Division of Enrollment and Student Life
4. Additional Divisions/Departments when they are created, including the Alumni Affairs Department
5. University Senior Leadership Team
6. Administrative Assistant

1. Must possess skills to be able to explain and demonstrate the essential functions of the position; demonstrated knowledge and experiences within all facets of University administration
2. Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly and effectively at all levels within the University in English
3. Excellent oral and written communication skills with a talent for listening and forging consensus
4. Ability to lead by example, using the highest levels of academic and personal integrity in all interactions, and requiring the same from all community members
5. Possess the ability to create strategic partnerships with business, other universities, and other related organizations
6. Possess demonstrable ability to understand financial planning, spreadsheets, and budget creation and oversight
7. Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple complex projects
8. Ability to maintain calming demeanor and rationale in crisis or heated environment
9. Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment in decision-making and problem solving
10. Must be capable of maintaining the confidentiality of work-related information and materials
11. Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, and problem-solve broad strategic initiatives
12. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group of professionals, students and parents, community members, and constituencies
13. Ability to lead, inspire, supervise and evaluate personnel in an effort to meet institutional goals and objectives
14. Demonstrated competency, experiences, and/or understanding of the value, application, and implementation of technology in higher education
15. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of standard software applications
16. Ability to work evening and weekends and travel as required

Experience and Education:
1. Advanced degree required (MBA preferred) or Ph.D.
2. An appropriate combination of academic and leadership experience, including a minimum of five years of leadership at the senior level
3. Experience in strategic, educational, and facilities master planning
4. Demonstrated knowledge in the realms of Academic Affairs, Student Life, and University Administration.
5. Demonstrated visionary, innovative, and effective leadership
6. Demonstrated understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for diverse cultural backgrounds
7. Knowledge of and experience in preparing for institutional and program accreditation
8. Demonstrated organizational skills with an emphasis on budget and resource management
9. Successful experiences in the development, management, and oversight of institutional, divisional, and departmental budgets
10. Proven track record of team-building acumen and demonstrated successful leadership in a complex environment
11. Experience in staff development and evaluation
12. Demonstrated deep regard for students and appreciation for all aspects of student life
13. Evidenced track record in advocating and understanding the tenants for student success
14. Demonstrated evidence of creating a united cohesive team focused on teaching, learning, and student success
15. Experience with research and the use of data in decision making

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Contact Information

    Executive Department
    American International University, Kuwait
    Kuwait City
  • 00965 2226 2500


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