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Director of Executive Education - Executive Education

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 Director of Executive Education reporting to Senior Associate Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice Provost for Strategy and Planning.

The Director of Executive Education will direct all administrative and programmatic activities in the Office of Executive Education (OEE) in line with strategic priorities and performance indicators set by the university. The incumbent will lead the strategy, planning, content development and delivery of various educational programs and associated training initiatives and the team of individuals who ensure effective delivery of executive education programs. The role is focused on building the capacity of government and non-governmental officials, Emirati Nationals, and other business professionals served by NYUAD. Liaise with other NYU and NYUAD departments, schools, or units to develop programs in line with OEE strategic priorities. The role is also responsible for creating an offering portfolio, leading business development and sales and growing the Executive Education business.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Direct all executive education relationship management and program development activities. Serve as the key point of contact for all OEE inquiries. Respond to inquiries and initiate relationships with interested clients. Prepare program design proposals, develop and execute agreements,and manage overall business relationships with all OEE contacts. Develop strategic partnerships with industry, government, and educational institutions. Explore new opportunities in line with OEE strategic priorities
  • Recruit faculty, instructors, consultants, guest lecturers, and all other content-specific positions to ensure effective delivery and development of all OEE programs. Oversee an effecting evaluation and assessment process for all classroom instructors
  • Direct all administrative activities of OEE including the supervision of all staff, preparation of marketing materials, web site management, budget management, and ensure the most effective usage of resources. Lead the yearly process for planning and budget requests. Provide timely reporting to the Sr. AVC and other stakeholders as required
  • Direct the effective execution of all OEE programs. Ensure highest quality client experience by directing event logistics including space, catering, and audio/video matters


Required Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related discipline
Preferred Education:
  • Master's Degree of Business Administration or related degree
Required Experience:
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in program management, design, and delivery, including experience with employee learning and development, instructional design, corporate training, and/or course development
  • Experience leading a team or directly supervising staff
  • Experience managing resources including budgets
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and, in particular, a demonstrated ability to work with Emirati nationals
  • Ability to operate under pressure and in a fast-paced and multi-tasking environment with short deadlines and minimal supervision
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office applications
Preferred Experience:
  • Compentency in Arabic would be a plus

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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