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Program Coordinator, startAD (Fixed Term for 1 Year)

New York University Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 16, 2024

Job Details

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 a Program Coordinator reporting to the Assistant Director, Innovations Program.

The Program Coordinator will work directly with the Assistant Director of Programs and Program Specialist in delivering startAD programs from inception to execution. This role is responsible for the design, development, operations and execution of various startAD incubation and acceleration programs for various stages of entrepreneurs including students, local startups and global startup/scale ups. This role is further responsible in successfully scouting and interviewing participants and startups for the various programs using a systematic process and criteria for selection. This candidate is further responsible for communicating the mission and increasing awareness of startAD programs with internal and external stakeholders including corporate partners and sponsors. The candidate is expected to handle certain program elements including sourcing startups, coordinating with startup coaches, trainers and mentors and ensuring the smooth and efficient operations of the program including procurement, finance and event support.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist Program Specialists in planning and executing events and programs under the startAD banner, including creating event pages, space management, IT support, catering and transportation arrangements, setup requirements and tracking audience attendance for reporting purposes
  • Manage day to day operations of incubation and accelerations programs including administrative, financial and logistics needs of participating startup companies
  • Develop relationships with mentors, coaches and trainers and other organizations to provide quality services to Program participants
  • Support in preparation of various reports related to the KPIs and metrics of startAD programs
  • Prepare post-program reports with evaluation of programs and statistics on program participants
  • Responsible for managing basic financial tasks including raising requisitions on e-Pro, processing invoices and reimbursements

Required Education:
  • Bachelors Degree
Required Experience:
  • 2+ years’ experience in entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Strong organizational skills, research skills and presentation skills
  • Startup/Entrepreneurship knowledge
Preferred Experience:
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Time management skills
  • Proactive approach
  • Ability to think creatively
  • An agile mindset
  • Experience working within project/event management teams

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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