Director, Visiting Student Program

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint an Director, Visiting Student Programs.

 

The Director, Visiting Student Programs is responsible for leading NYUAD’s program to provide a growing number of students from other NYU campuses with intensive intellectual growth and personal development opportunities through a semester or year of study abroad in Abu Dhabi. This entails 1) delivering an outstanding semester abroad program at NYUAD in all its dimensions (orientation, cultural programming, student development, academic advising, health and wellness, integration with NYUAD students, program evaluation, staff supervision), 2) liaising with the leadership of departments at NYUAD to develop special thematic programming in line with priorities for academic and personal developments of the visiting students, 3) developing the capacity of the existing visiting student program at NYUAD to support 200+ visiting students per year (from 80 currently), and 4) serving as one of the senior academic advisors for visiting and NYUAD students.

The Director works independently under the supervision of the NYUAD Assistant Vice Provost for Global Education.

Key Responsibilities:

 

Visiting Student Program Implementation and Strategic Direction
Energetically and effectively ensure the delivery of a top quality semester abroad program at NYUAD in all its dimensions (orientation, cultural programming, student development, academic advising, health and wellness, integration with NYUAD students, program evaluation, staff supervision). Simultaneously, lead the development and implementation of a strategy to expand and continuously improve NYU Abu Dhabi’s visiting student programs

New Program Development
Work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders across the University to develop new visiting student programs that build upon the unique resources at NYU Abu Dhabi. Develop new programs in the following areas, among others: pre-professional programs (e.g. Health and Law), STEM fields, undergraduate research, arts apprenticeships and internships

Visiting Student Scholarships
Lead the development and implementation of a scholarship/award program for visiting students in Abu Dhabi. Oversee the development of the application, selection process, and distribution of awards. Establish an evaluation framework to assess the program’s effectiveness in drawing talented students from across the university network to Abu Dhabi

Student Success
The Director has overall responsibility for building the policies and structures to ensure student success on the visiting program. Director will coordinate closely with student services and academic support units to monitor and evaluate student programming

Building Awareness
Develop and implement an extensive communication plan to raise awareness of NYU Abu Dhabi’s programming for NYUNY and NYUSH students. Collaborate closely with global academic centers, faculty, student ambassadors, the Global Programs’ team and other key stakeholders to disseminate information about opportunities and generate a significant increase in applications. Develop effective yield and retention communications. Produce effective website, social media, and print communications

Supervision
Supervise staff by recruiting, assigning and establishing priorities and overseeing workflow and administrative infrastructure. Exercise authority or make effective recommendations for hirings, promotions, salary adjustments or any other change of status. Staff supervised may include full-time exempt and nonexempt employees as well as student assistants

Budget
Oversee and monitor assigned department budget: analyze past expenditures, forecast needs and recommend future allocations, review/approve expenses with signatory authority for routine and non-routine expenses. Prepare and analyze related financial reports

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