Director - Student
International University - Kuwait City
International University (AIU) is a newly established University.
AIU offers an American style education, degrees, and majors, with
the motive to educate and serve the people of Kuwait as well as
international students. The University provides high quality,
relevant, and varied educational programs and opportunities for the
intellectual, cultural, and personal growth of all members of its
community. The University values its role as an educational leader
that promotes individual development and improves the overall
quality of life in a diverse community. It offers academic and
professional programs, which lead to degrees from the associate
through baccalaureate and masters.
Serve as a senior
member of the Division of Enrollment & Student Affairs. The
incumbent leads the supervision, administration, and evaluation of
all student engagement services and student activities programs,
spaces, and operations, and associated personnel including
athletics, personal counseling and career services. You will also
be responsible for all student discipline for non-academic
violations and the Student Handbook.
Serve as a member of the Vice President for Enrollment &
Student Affairs senior staff, participating in discussions,
decision-making, and policy making.
Provide overall direction, leadership and evaluation of student
services, staff, activities, Athletics, Counseling, Career
Services, student organizations, leadership and volunteer,
celebrations, student publications, entertainment programs, major
campus events and celebrations, weekly all campus newsletter, and
traditions (New Student Orientation, homecoming, National and
Liberation Days Celebration, International Day); all programs are
intended to foster a sense of belonging and impact student
Provide overall management and strategic direction for usage of
student commons facilities and student associated
Provide supervision and evaluation of the Athletics programs,
staff and facilities.
Work closely with the Vice President for Academic Affairs on
all credit bearing athletic courses.
Provide supervision and evaluation of the Career Services
programs and Counseling Center programs and their staff.
Provide supervision and evaluation of Student Activities
programs and staff.
Assign tasks/assignments to all departmental staff to ensure
successful and timely completion of all work.
Oversee initiatives, processes, trainings and other resources
that educate student leaders, student organization participants and
advisors, and the general campus population on conduct, risk
management, annual recognition, health and wellbeing, and other
policies & procedures as appropriate.
Cultivate cross departmental and cross divisional
collaborations to support programs and facility initiatives
targeted to achieve student and faculty engagement goals.
Work closely with the University student employment program
with the Career Center, including training and evaluation of
student staff, hiring department program participation, and
Provide advising and/or oversee advising to student
organizations and professional staff members, effectively managing
sensitive/confidential information and issues with diplomacy and
Communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences
including senior administrators, faculty, staff, parents, students,
and community members.
Work closely with the Academic Advisors for smooth and
successful integration of new students into the University to
ensure strong support for any student experiencing academic
Work closely with the English Foundation Program and Testing
Center to ensure full integration of developmental services and
testing function into student life and a smooth transition for
those students requiring academic development work prior to
acceptance for academic credit coursework.
Serve as the conduct officer in all cases involving alleged
violation of the non-academic policies, including those in the
Student Code of Conduct and Student’s Rights and Responsibilities;
serve as an administrative contact with the Academic Standards
& Awards Committee and with the student Hearing Board
Develop, implement and assess Student Code of Conduct and
Student Conduct Hearing Board program based upon a developmental
approach to discipline.
Coordinate and oversee the publication of the University
Student Handbook; maintain the University student events calendar;
work collaboratively with the Marketing and Communications
Department with Student Engagement publications and information for
the University digital signage and social media initiatives.
Provide leadership and develop appropriate recommendations for
the implementation of technology applications in support of
associated student engagement programs and services policies
Analyze statistical data on student engagement for
administrative use in formulating policies; problem solve and
recommend resolutions intended to enhance engagement.
Select, train, lead, and evaluate paraprofessional and student
staff; establish and monitor employee performance objectives;
prepare and present employee performance reviews; provide and
coordinate staff development
Manage departmental budget accurately, including forecasting
funds required for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies,
monitor divisional expenditures.
Oversee student organization accounts including training
students on institutional policies and procedures related to
student organization finance.
Develop and maintain policy and procedures manuals related to
departmental programs and services.
Prepare and present studies, reports and analysis, including
systematic effectiveness reviews of student engagement as
Evaluate and address departmental technology, infrastructure
and space needs
Serve on a variety of committee and task forces as needed
Represent the Vice President for Enrollment and Student
Activities as required
Other duties as assigned.
Coordinator of Student Engagement Programs
Coordinator of Athletics
Coordinator of Career Services
Must possess skills to be able to explain and demonstrate the
essential functions of the position; demonstrated knowledge and
experience within all facets of the Student Engagement
Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly and
effectively at all levels within the University in English; must
possess effective presentation skills.
Ability to negotiate and reach mutual points of understanding
among peers and colleagues.
Demonstrated ability to understanding the University structure,
policies, and procedures, particularity as it impacts the
engagement and success of students.
Demonstrated knowledge and competence as it relates to student
development programming and services.
Demonstrated competency and experiences in the application,
implementation and delivery of technology in student
Demonstrate high ethical standards especially as it relates to
the implementation of policies and procedures associated with the
personal growth and development of students.
Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple complex
Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment in decision-making,
problem solving, organizational and time management skills.
Must be capable of maintaining confidentiality of work-related
information and materials.
Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, and problem solve
broad strategic initiatives.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group
of students, peers and campus and community constituents.
Ability to lead, inspire, supervise and evaluate team embers in
an effort to meet institution and department goals and
Ability to work varied hours including evenings and
Master’s degree required in Higher Education
Administration/Student Personnel or related field; based upon
professional experience, Bachelor’s degree plus significant
experience may be considered.
Three to five years of experience in Student Life/Development
programs; student activities, student organizations and student
Experience in the supervision of department staff.
Experience in the management and oversight of departmental
budgets including experience with student organization fiscal
Experience with research, analysis and use of data in higher
education or Student Affairs.