Regional Director, MAFI Program Gulf Region

Case Western Reserve University
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Job Title: Regional Director, MAFI Program Gulf Region
Location: Case Main Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 9032
Strong Internal Identified

A strong internal candidate has been identified.


The 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.


    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%)


Perform other duties as assigned. (1%)


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.


No direct supervision.


Experience: 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.


    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.


Monthly 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.


Reasonable Accommodations

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



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Case Western Reserve University is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case Western Reserve is distinguished by its strengths in educationresearch, service and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland's University Circle, we offer nationally recognized programs in the arts and sciencesdental medicineengineeringlawmanagementmedicinenursing and social sciences.

Student enrollment exceeds 9,800 students, forty percent of whom are undergraduatesFacultyand students hail from more than 90 countries, with academic interests that reach every region of the world. Case Western Reserve, with the support of individuals, corporations and foundations, aids nearly 100 designated research centers.

As a service-oriented institution dedicated to civic leadership, Case Western Reserve seeks individually and collectively to prepare our students to improve the human condition and to direct the benefits of discovery toward a better society. This effort is not limited to the university's classrooms, laboratories, librariesresidence halls and athletic fields, but includes partnerships with many other institutions. We build these partnerships believing that our ability to improve the human condition should begin in our own community.

Case Western Reserve University remains Ohio's top-ranked school among the nation's premier national universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and is the only Ohio institution ranked in the top 50 nationally. We promote a culture of inquiry marked by rigor, creativity, curiosity, innovation, respect, sensitivity and open communication of ideas.

The university supports interdisciplinary partnerships in education and research with numerous faculty holding joint appointments in more than one Case Western Reserve school or department, as well as at neighboring institutions. These relationships launched many of the unique pairings of science, business and liberal arts into the centers and programs that enhance the undergraduate and graduate experience at the university. Our dual degree programs enrich the educational experience for those students who choose to balance the technical requirements of engineering or the sciences with a strong interest in the humanities.

With more than $375 million in research funding annually, the university attracts outstanding undergraduate and graduate students along with renowned faculty whose research has made significant contributions to the way we live and work. Case Western Reserve counts 15 Nobel laureates among our alumni and current and former faculty, including the first American scientist to ever receive the prize.

Our students' experiences in cultural institutions, clinics, social service agencies and industry are not viewed as “extra-curricular,” but create the learning experience that defines a Case Western Reserve education. The university's service programs in the Cleveland Municipal School District have impacted more than 145,000 students with more than 43 signature programs. The university has launched more than 580 community partnerships on the local, national and international levels. Annually the university sponsors Case for Community Day, an event where hundreds of Case Western Reserve employees and students lend their time and talent to targeted community development projects in the Greater Cleveland area.

Our alumni number more than 110,000 and constitute a “who's who” of every profession. Alumni represent one of the university's strongest resources, playing a vital role in campus life through their work as advisors, mentors, friends and advocates.

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