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Program Accreditation Coordinator

Abu Dhabi University

Posted on July 9, 2018

2 - 3 years Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Any Nationality

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Job Purpose:
The Program Accreditation Coordinator will provide leadership in guaranteeing comprehensive and thorough compliance with all standards and requirements of the accrediting bodies at the College, program and course levels. Given the considerable number of programs the University offers (current and proposed) as well as the frequency of substantive change and curricula change proposals, managing the accreditation and re-accreditation process and activities is an ongoing, full-time task. This dedicated individual will regularly monitor standard changes, and plan and implement initiatives to properly comply with accreditation organization requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinating with, guiding and supporting the relevant Colleges and Departments to ensure the meeting of all standards, requirements and deadlines for accreditation/reaccreditation documentation and activities.
Facilitating the identification and reporting of relevant new program, program review, and substantive and/or curriculum changes to the appropriate various accrediting bodies.
Coordinating and monitoring the implementation of, and adherence to, an efficient timeline to address any issues raised by the various accrediting bodies, ensuring effective and timely responses to accreditation organization recommendations.
Ensuring, monitoring and documenting any institutional, campus and/or program specific restrictions imposed by the accrediting bodies related to provision and/or student intake, etc.
Coordinating the documentation and compliances requirements for Joint Degrees, partnerships, and Professional Certifications.
Working collaboratively with faculty and program leads to ensure successful program design, development and documentation.
Project-leading and facilitating timely, well-planned and organized visits by accreditation bodies in coordination with the relevant Departments and Colleges, and conducting post-visit follow-up actions to ensure prompt response to, and documentation of, accreditation body requests or requirements.
Aiding Colleges in facilitating the alignment of programs to appropriately beneficial professional organizations specific to their disciplines; and supporting the development of any custom programs for the local industries to meet the requirements of the local accreditation bodies.
Liaising with Executive Offices, Deans and Heads of Service, and other stakeholders, to maintain oversight of progress on key projects that are of relevance to accreditation.
Assuring confidence to other Senior Executives that key projects are being managed effectively and that agreed-upon goals will be delivered on time.
These duties are a guide to the work that the post holder will be required to do and may change to meet the requirements of the institution.
Qualifications & Skills:
Master s degree with a minimum 2-3 experience in higher education accreditation, program/curricula management or related field.
Experience with program development and accreditation.
Knowledge of higher education accreditation processes, standards and requirements.
Familiarity with relevant accreditation bodies and organizations.
Knowledge of program design and development process.
Experience in institutional research, educational evaluation, or related field.
Ability to engage effectively with, and serve as an accreditation resource for, faculty and staff.
Highly developed written and oral communications skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons from diverse backgrounds.
English is a must, Arabic preferred
Develop and implement strategy. Lead significant change. Demonstrated success in planning, leading and developing programs.

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Abu Dhabi University

Abu Dhabi University is recognized as a national university located in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The university opened its doors in September, 2003 with a mission to offer highly rewarding career oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs that are designed to meet the needs of United Arab E mirates and the Middle Eastern region. Most of the university’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses are based on the American model of higher education and utilizes the British system of postsecondary education for its various professional diploma and post graduate programs.

The University is licensed by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and all its degree programs are accredited by the Ministry. Moreover, Abu Dhabi University is accredited by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jordan, Syria, Turkey and Iran, and all its degree programs are recognized by the respective Ministries of Education of these countries.

Abu Dhabi University believes that its people are its most important resources responsible for sustaining excellence, teaching, research and service. The university makes for a diverse and vibrant community. It offers its employees the chance to make a difference by educating the young minds and preparing them for tomorrow.
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