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Executive Vice President

Employer
American International University, Kuwait
Location
Kuwait (KW)
Closing date
Jun 25, 2021

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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 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.

Duties:

  1. Serve as senior academic and student affairs officer, 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 voice
  6. Oversee all presentations to the Board by University staff
  7. 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
  8. Exercise broad, discretionary power in order to fulfill University mission
  9. Be responsible for the formulation of all reports as may be required by the Board and/or government agencies
  10. Serve as the institutional champion, building an effective and cohesive leadership team with a core commitment to academic excellence, student engagement and student success
  11. Provide faculty and staff opportunities to grow, engage and develop their professional expertise 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
  12. Cultivate cross-campus collaboration between faculty, staff and students
  13. Facilitate a culture of continuous improvement in this new University Serve as highly visible ambassador for the University to the external community; establish innovative partnerships; represent AIU at functions Utilize data to inspire innovation and changes for improving student outcomes Encourage a spirit of collegiality and demonstrate a talent for inspiring others to action
  14. Provide oversight for the improvements in the infrastructure of a University, including the physical facilities and information technology
  15. Weekend and evening duty as well as travel required 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 Alumni Affairs Department
  5. University Senior Leadership Team
  6. Administrative Assistant

Skills:

  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 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 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 institution 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 in 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 use of data in decision making
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