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Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research Development

European International College

Posted on September 2, 2019

3 - 5 years Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Ph.D/Doctorate(Business Administration). Any Nationality

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Role Description
The IE&RD Director reports directly to the Academic Director. He/she provides information and analysis to support administrative decision making, strategic planning, and strategic initiatives; designs, conducts, and analyzes surveys and special studies; responds to information requests from internal and external constituents; provides accurate data and analysis for the national, regional and international agencies; supports campus-wide assessment and accreditation efforts; assists campus constituents in using and interpreting institutional data; provides oversight, coordination and administrative leadership to ensure efficient operation of the research and development activities in EIC.
The IE & RD Director plays a critical role in positioning the college as the hub of research for hospitality, tourism and service sectors.
Goals and Responsibilities:
Institutional Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
- Coordinate and prepare for national and international accreditation and determine factors that are critical in obtaining institutional accreditation and assure that the institution implements effective plans to address those factors.
- Prepare and maintain the University portfolio of programs by developing and implementing an institutional database for organization that will integrate data from all sources of information.
- Harmonize the institutional effectiveness activities to ensure that all academic and administrative units achieve their outcomes and ensure consistency in the institution.
- Identify gaps in data; establish procedures to maintain quality of data; ensure the proper use of knowledge and internal/external assessment data.
- Enhance the implementation of appropriate learning and teaching methodologies suitable for each program.
- Design and update the evaluation and assessment methods appropriate for each category of programs and verify all development plans.
- Ensure that all existing and planned curricula meet the required standards and have well defined outcomes.
- Prepare progress reports at all levels and periodically review and evaluate the implementation of the strategic plan and directions.
- Supports the application of advanced institutional research methodologies and software systems and in the creation and management of database systems.
- Designs, conducts, analyzes and manages surveys and studies; and provides analysis and interpretation in planning, review, and decision making.
- Works actively with the Academic Director to support the development of college strategic and improvement plans and related efforts.
- Manage the entire course files process.
- Assists with the academic and administrative planning and program review process and coordinates completion of a variety of self-studies, such as annual reports, internal/external surveys, and course/program assessment reports.
- Maintains an up-to-date and thorough acknowledgement of national and international accreditation requirements (at institutional and program levels), communicates changes and other important information to appropriate campus personnel, and assumes overall administrative responsibility for matters related to accreditation and compliance with academic standards and best practices.
Strategic Management
- Ensure the College meets its strategic goals in research and development as articulated in the Vision and Strategic Plan through the development and the implementation of a detailed research and development strategy including relevant KPIs.
- Develop a vibrant research culture throughout the college focusing on hospitality, tourism and service sector.
- Development of strategic and benchmarking relationships with relevant academic entities as well as sustainable partnerships with relevant industry stakeholders.
Planning and management
- Head and manage the Research and Professional Development Committee.
- Develop and implement the annual action plan and research budget.
- Facilitate applications for external competitive grants from the College.
- Facilitate the establishment of research partnerships with external agencies.
- Ensure the College meets the requirements of the Ministry of Higher Education and ADEK requirements in terms of research and development.
- Improve research policies and procedures and help in setting quality standards for research and applied research within the college.
Business Development
- Generate new businesses related to research through the college and personal contact.
- Generate of warm leads through promoting awareness about research and applied research amongst professional partners and contacts.
- Monitor applications for relevant research grants.
- Take a lead role in establishing development plans of the college and act as a mentor for the team.
- Develop and/or participate to relevant events allowing the college to promote research and to generate potential business opportunities.
Teaching and research
- Teach courses according to relevant expertise
- Collaborate with the Academic Director in order to integrate research to academic programs
- Collaborate with the Academic Director to enhance students involvement in research activities.
- Supports the application of advanced institutional research methodologies and software systems and in the creation and management of database systems.
- Designs, conducts, and analyzes and manages surveys and studies and provides analysis and interpretation in planning, review, and decision making.
- Works actively with the Academic Director to support the development of college strategic and improvement plans and related efforts.
- Manage the entire course files process.
- Assists with the academic and administrative planning and program review process and coordinates completion of a variety of self-studies, such as annual reports, internal/external surveys, and course/program assessment reports.


Education / Training / Teaching / Academics

Desired Candidate Profile

Qualifications
- PhD in Business Administration or Hospitality and Tourism (or equivalent) from a reputed institution.
- Distinguished academic experience of increasing complexity in higher education, institutional research, program evaluation, and campus planning, or a demonstrated record of comparable professional experience.
- Demonstrated ability in leading strategic planning activities/accreditation and engage in evidence-based improvement and decision-making.
- Expertise in methodologies of evaluation, assessment, survey research, statistics, and data analysis.
- Participation in professional research and engaging in activities related to assessment and institutional effectiveness with organizations at the national, regional, and international level, keeping current in all aspects of the profession.
- Demonstrated ability to work successfully and collaboratively with faculty and personnel at all administrative levels.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally both orally and in writing, with evidence of success in explaining, presenting, and interpreting data, including producing written reports and making presentations to a variety of audiences.
- Significant research background.
- Hospitality, Tourism, or Service industry knowledge is a must
- Experience in UAE is an advantage.
Starting date:
Immediate

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