Regional Director, MAFI Program Gulf Region Location:
Case Main Campus Regular/Temporary:
Regular Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
Strong Internal Identified
A strong internal candidate has been identified.
Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVEThe Master of Arts in Financial Integrity (MAFI) program offered through Case Western Reserve University School of Law provides students with a unique, comprehensive and practical education in all aspects of preventing illicit international financial flows. Among other topics, students study anti-money laundering (AML), combating the financing of terrorism, and targeted sanctions law, policy, compliance and risk management. MAFI courses are team-taught by full-time Case Western Reserve University faculty and a corps of senior experts in the AML field, including, for example, current and former executives from the International Monetary Fund, the Financial Action Task Force, the World Bank, NATO, domestic and international regulators and law enforcement, multinational corporations, consulting firms and major banks and financial institutions. The MAFI program is offered on a cohort basis. Each cohort of students begins and finishes the degree program together. Because students experience the entire program as a group, they have the opportunity to develop deep and lasting professional associations.The Regional Director for the Gulf Region oversees the MAFI in Saudi Arabia program, which consists of concurrently running cohorts at Naif Arab University of Security Sciences (NAUSS) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Regional Director is responsible for handling all MAFI in Saudi Arabia administrative matters in collaboration with the Executive Director for all decisions related to the local daily operational aspects of the MAFI in Saudi Arabia program, including political liaison with universities and state accreditation boards, local program budget, marketing, student admissions and matriculation, student advancement, quality assurance, and faculty onboarding. In addition, the regional director attends all classes. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Manage all aspects of the MAFI at NAUSS in collaboration with the MAFI Executive Director. Direct/oversee all program aspects, including onboarding expert instructors (both international and local) and managing all administrative details required by CWRU and NAUSS. In partnership with the executive director, and subject to University approval processes, work to create an SJD (Doctor of Juridical Science) focusing on financial integrity at NAUSS, and develop financial integrity programming outside of full degrees, such as lectures, single course offerings, or executive education. (50%)Work with the Executive Director of MAFI to develop, execute and define strategic initiatives designed for the long-term growth and sustainability of the MAFI program at NAUSS as an innovative and internationally recognized program of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Develop and implement a customized student recruitment marketing plan to grow enrollment of high potential students. Research and develop proposals for strategic partnerships and alliances with other entities, including other educational and government institutions, businesses and corporations. Working with the Executive Director, build, develop and grow relationships vital to the success of the program both in the gulf region and in Cleveland. (20%)In collaboration with the Executive Director, responsible for the development of a timely and manageable application process and timeline, an annual budget, program and student performance data, faculty evaluation data, and an annual program evaluation. Work in collaboration with the Executive Director to ensure quality assurance of the educational program. Ensure the ongoing evaluation process of the students and maintain the appropriate documentation of this process. (10%)Maintain all documentation required for program certification and accreditation in the Gulf countries, and all documentation and administrative tasks required by CWRU or the MAFI Executive Director. (10%.)Identify and oversee capstone projects. (10%)
NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSPerform other duties as assigned. (1%) CONTACTS Department: Frequent contact with the executive director to plan and strategize on the direction and operation of the program. University: Frequent contact with faculty to discuss course offerings and student projects. Frequent contact with administrative and support staff regarding program logistics. Regular interactions with administrative officers to discuss planning efforts, report on all aspects of the program.External: Regular contact with foreign universities, administrators, and potential students. Students: Frequent contact with graduate students including recruiting and advising. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITYNo direct supervision. QUALIFICATIONSExperience: At least 10 years of professional experience, 3 years of which should be in academic graduate program administration. JD/MA level preferred.Education/Licensing: JD, or MA in Financial Integrity required. REQUIRED SKILLS
Must be fluent in Arabic and English; additional languages helpful.Background in financial integrity (either teaching or practice).Excellent management, clinical, educational, organizational, interpersonal, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills are essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
WORKING CONDITIONSMonthly travel to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and evening/ weekend hours required. Travel to other gulf countries and international sites may be needed. Diversity Statement
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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