Vice President for Academic Affairs - Associate/Assistant

3-5 years
15 days ago
Job Description

Associate/Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

American International University -

American 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.

The Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs will serve as a senior member of the Division ofAcademicAffairs teamthe AVPAAprovides directiontoandmanagerial oversight of a variety of initiatives designed to positivelyimpact student success, retention, and timely graduation. He/she will supervise all activities, programs, and servicesrelated to academic advisingandacademic support, including academic remedial and skill building programs and testing.The AVPAA will serve as conduct officer for all cases involving violations of academic policies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the conduct officer in all cases involving alleged violation of academic policies, including those in the Student Code of Conduct and the Academic Honesty Policy.
  • Provide leadership in the planning and development of operations processes as well as theevaluation for theUniversityacademicdevelopment programs.
  • Lead initiatives withUniversitydepartments, to enhanceacademic readiness for all students.
  • In collaboration withStudent Life, implement academic intervention programs designed toidentify and enhance the chances of success of students at risk.
  • Develop and administer related program budgets including forecasting funds required forstaffing, equipment, materials and supplies monitor division expenditures.
  • Provide training and development initiatives for staff thus ensuring each member's effectivecontributions to student success.
  • Maintain accurate,organized and detailed records and develop/maintain reports as required or assigned forretention purposes.
  • Coordinate, implement, and evaluate transition programs fornew, transfer,and graduating students.
  • Develop and maintain policy and procedure manuals related to unit programs and services.
  • Assist in the identification, implementation, and evaluation of technology programs intended toenhance the operations of departments.
  • Keep abreast of developments in higher education fields as related to assigned functions.

Experience and Education:

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution,PhD strongly preferred.
  • Significant work experience in theAcademicAffairs profession, at least 5 years.
  • Three to five years of experience supervising professional level staff.
  • Experience with program development and assessment.
  • Experience with designingacademicsystemsand programsthat support student learning, persistence,and retention.

About American InternationalUniversity:

AIU is a new institution of higher education in Kuwait with the first student cohort admitted in fall 2019. It is a private, co-educational institution offering undergraduate degrees based on the American model of higher education. Through its educational programs, the College serves the intellectual, cultural, and personal growth of all members of its community. AIU's offers degree programs in Engineering, Architecture, and Design, and Business Administration where the language of instruction is English.

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How to apply:

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Academic Affairs
Program Budgets
Academic Support
Policy and Procedure Manuals
Student Learning
Academic Policies