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Administrative Assistant - Humanities Research Fellowship Program (Part Time - 20 Hours Per Week)

New York University Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 20, 2023

NYU Abu Dhabi is pioneering a new model of higher education for a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research and to advancing cooperation and progress on humanity?s shared challenges. Drawing on the strengths of the NYU global network, it offers an outstanding liberal arts and sciences education to students from the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and around the world, with a distinctive focus on intercultural understanding and leadership. It supports innovative research and graduate education programs that push forward the frontiers of knowledge and respond in powerful and interdisciplinary ways to vital global and local challenges.

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint an Administrative Assistant reporting to the Associate Director, Humanities Research Fellowship Program.

This position is needed for administrative support to the Humanities Research Fellowship program with coordinating events and communication materials, booking travel, processing reimbursements and requisitions in ePro for the researchers and any related events’ participants.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist research fellows with booking travel, reimbursements and related policies
  • Process honorariums for external reviewers
  • Coordinate with Nirvana re: travel and booking arrangements
  • Assist with scheduling
  • Coordinate with participants and vendors (bookings, payments)
  • Submit updates to the Web team (event page, email template)
  • Advertising (website, intranet, NYUAD newsletters, HRF newsletter/email invite, social media)
  • Event assistance - Coordinate with Audio Visual team, Zoom registration, Run of show, Holding slides, Recordings (when required)

Required Education:
  • Bachelors Degree
Required Experience:
  • Five years of experience in executive and administrative services, preferably with at a higher-education institution, private organization, or governmental body operating in the U.A.E.
  • Experience working with institutions of multinational nature
  • Experience working collaboratively to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various stakeholders, including those in leadership positions
Preferred Experience:
  • Familiarity with Interfolio, Google Suite, SquareSpace, and Client Management Systems
  • Knowledge of academic practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of applicable standards, policies and procedures within specialty area
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

Other Information About NYUAD

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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