Program Director for Student Engagement - Qatar Student Affairs-2013658

Carnegie Mellon University  |  Education City, Doha, Qatar

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Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Program Director for Student Engagement - Qatar Student Affairs-2013658

Job Type: First Year/Orientation/Transition/Retention Programs Leadership Development/Programs Student Activities/Union Facilities
Location: Qatar
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 8,000 Students
Employer ID: 16519

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
A listing of employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/.
Housing for Position:
Optional
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
A listing of employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/.
Housing for Position:
Optional
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
5-7 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
5-7 Years

Position Description

Job Summary

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a private, global research university and stands among the world’s most renowned educational institutions. CMU has been a birthplace of innovation since 1900 and in 2004 at the invitation of Qatar Foundation Carnegie Mellon University Qatar (CMU-Q) was established to carry on this tradition of innovation and transformative education. Students who attend CMU-Q have identical graduation requirements and receive degrees as those on the main campus in Pittsburgh, USA. The CMU-Q student body is exceptionally diverse, representing 35 nations. Students form a busy and active community, participating in clubs, coordinating large-scale events, traveling for service and academics, and competing in local and international contests. Likewise, our employees enjoy a dynamic and exciting work environment where their contributions are valued and diversity is championed.

We are searching for an engaged, ambitious and highly competent Program Director for Student Engagement to join our Student Affairs team in Doha, Qatar. This is an exciting opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team of highly engaged and dedicated professionals who are passionate about serving our student’s needs. In this role, you will be primarily responsible for creating access to compelling and positive opportunities and experiences that enhance the growth and development of undergraduate students, promoting and advancing community involvement, and promoting university citizenship with the goal of supporting the forward-thinking mission to facilitate students’ development of self and community.

Other core responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the coordination of programs and initiatives related to first-year students and their families;
  • Leading and coordinating the direction of the new student orientation program, including managing the budgeting and marketing;
  • Crafting and implementing developmentally appropriate programs that include civic engagement initiatives, family events, leadership opportunities and related student travel;
  • Coordinating the development, oversight and implementation of traditions and hallmark initiatives unique to each class year; and
  • Cultivating local and global opportunities that champion a deeper sense of global citizenship including developing sustained, local opportunities for civic engagement.

A deep passion for the work we do, an inter-disciplinary approach, and being dedicated to helping serve our student population will greatly contribute to your success. Additionally, inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Further, we espouse a deep dedication to meeting the physical, psychological, and behavioral health needs of our students, staff and faculty as well as embrace a culture of respect and dignity for all. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively serve our diverse, multi-cultural community with the highest level of flexibility, integrity, excellence and compassion.

Other skills we will look for you to possess include:

  • Considerable experience in establishing innovative programs, strategic planning, resource management, and fostering student involvement;
  • Familiar with and exceptionally adept with the dynamics of a fast paced, rigorous academic environment and have the demonstrated ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative and best-in-class environment;
  • Ability to effectively and actively coordinate and manage the development of a comprehensive portfolio of initiatives that enhance a student centered environment;
  • Display a global vision, dedication to the welfare of students, an understanding of the unique demands and opportunities of a rigorous curriculum, and a commitment to supporting our multi-cultural students in all realms of their personal and professional development;
  • Proficiency in working with students, families, faculty, and staff with diverse backgrounds, cultures and ambitions;
  • Exceptional public speaking skills with the ability to provide effective and engaging presentations, workshops, and consultations to faculty, staff, and students; and
  • Possess a strong capacity for programming and educational outreach;
  • Ability to work weekend or outside of normal business hours as needed; and
  • Ability to travel to conference, events, etc. as needed.

This position is for a three (3) year contract with the potential for renewal.

Applications containing a cover letter detailing interest in the role and a resume will be given top consideration.


Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in College Student Development, Higher Education or related field;
  • Five (5) or more years’ experience in Student Affairs, Student Activities, New Student Orientation or related areas; and
  • Fluency in Arabic or ability to rapidly acquire basic proficiency in Arabic (speaking, reading, and writing) upon hire preferred. 

Application Information

Please use this online application https://cmu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=2013658 to upload a letter of interest along with a curriculum vitae.

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