Campus Dean/Executive Director - NYIT/Abu Dhabi, UAE

New York Institute of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE in New York

Date Posted November 4, 2013

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) is a non-profit independent, private institution of higher education with approximately 13,000 students worldwide. Offering 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, NYIT has conscientiously followed its mission of providing career-oriented professional education. Its academic programs prepare students for some of the most in-demand careers in today's global economy, in areas including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. NYIT is consistently ranked a top-tier university in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report.

Campus Dean/Executive Director - NYIT/Abu Dhabi, UAE

NYIT seeks qualified candidates for the Campus Dean/Executive Director of its campus in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Campus Dean/Executive Director is the chief operating officer of the campus and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in New York. Assistant Deans and staff in Abu Dhabi report to this Campus Dean/Executive Director. Responsibilities include oversight of academic course and program offerings, the administration of an operational budget in support of all campus activities; marketing and development of new programs and opportunities; understanding of local government program accreditation processes as well as employment laws and regulations; conducting positive and successful negotiations with NYIT partners in Abu Dhabi and beyond; developing engagement opportunities for NYIT alumni in the region; and developing successful recruitment programs. The Campus Dean/Executive Director represents NYIT to all external constituencies, including advisory boards, government officials, local accrediting agencies, the media, and business and civic organizations as well as NYIT alumni. The Campus Dean/Executive Director collaborates with program Deans in New York to affect academic policies and procedures, hiring of faculty for the campus, and supervises career services and enrollment services, as well as a wide range of other support services.

This position requires the dynamic candidate to have the ability to interact with different constituencies to foster the growth and champion the sterling reputation of the NYIT brand. Ongoing relationship-building within the community, including, but not limited to: new and existing partnerships with local universities, businesses, international consulates, trade boards, and alumni, is a key component of the position. Working closely with the Director of Recruitment and Marketing, the ideal candidate will possess the ability to expand enrollment and create a sustainable model for growth. This position will also be charged with envisioning new degree programs and identifying diversified venues for marketing and expanding NYIT brand awareness. The Campus Dean/Executive Director will work closely with the faculty, and will supervise staff to create an invigorating educational environment for students.

Candidates must hold a terminal degree (Ph.D. preferred) and have three years of academic administrative experience. Experience with the U.A.E. Commission on Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research is beneficial. Must be eligible to work in and travel outside Abu Dhabi. Ability to speak Arabic is desirable. Program-building experience is a plus. Candidates must be willing to work early morning, late nights and on the weekends. NYIT offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please submit resume and cover letter of interest to Please reference job code RA1155CampusDean in your subject line.

NYIT is an AA/EEO institution.