Teaching Jobs - Senior Director Academic Affairs for Vocational College

Job Description:

The Senior Director Academic Affairs of a College oversees all academic operations. Work side by side with the Heads of other programs to achieve the vision, mission and objectives.

  • Comply with Policies, Programs and Procedures as per General Framework
  • Supervises all matters relating to curriculum and instruction in the College, including various designated courses, scheduling and overloads;
  • Oversees development and implementation of academic strategic planning; establish priorities and plans for program development, faculty recruitment and development.
  • Provides academic input to college enrolment management efforts; coordinate periodic academic program review and work with Heads of the Programs in the review.
  • Responsible for sustaining an environment of academic and professional excellence for students and faculty and a healthy workplace culture and collaborative working environment with educational team members.

Assures the quality of all programs offered within the college, and that of the overall philosophy: quality services to end users; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees, teaching and learning strategies, and environment are conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion

Curriculum Development:

  • Supports all academic programs to provide quality education with overall consistency to meet the needs of the marketplace
  • Chairs the Curriculum Committee for the development/revision and/or implementation of all curricula in the college
  • Collaborates with the Heads of the Academic Programs/Departments to organize regular evaluations of curricula
  • Guides the relevant Student Committees for overall improvement
  • Coordinates with Manager Student Services and Registrar and networks with all outside industry professionals to discuss new developments and trends to obtain feedback on curriculum effects
  • Compliance with System Rules, Regulations, and Accrediting Criteria
  • Coordinates with the Manager of Student Services regarding setting and maintaining the admission standards and processes

Leadership and vision:

  • Develops and maintains a vision for educational growth of the college
  • Develops the Education Strategic Plan or approval by the College Director
  • Participates as a member of the College Executive Committee

Community Responsibilities:

  • Develops educational articulation relationships with community-based placement providers and other institutions as required
  • Elevates the visibility and image of the College in the community
  • Enhances internship opportunities within the community by maintaining a quality educational presence

Fiscal Responsibilities:

  • Manages the scheduling process for maximizing efficiencies while maintaining educational outcomes
  • Performs all other duties assigned by the Director of the College

Required Qualifications:

PHd in related fields as below

Master and Bachelor Degrees required in Business, ICT, Engineering, Environment Health & Safety

Excellent English communications skills and could pass an IELTS at Level 7

Required Experience:

  • 10 years experience in Education with Senior Academic Management experience, post PHd preferably
  • Has worked in further education at a Vocational College
  • Experience working internationally in a similar capacity
  • Experience in working with people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge in National and International Accreditation and Education systems


  • Leadership Skills
  • Planning & Organizing Skills
  • Project Management Skills
  • Decision making abilities
  • Achievement focused
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High level of skill to manage resources
  • Strong team worker with highly developed leadership abilities
  • Excellent skills in negotiations and influencing
  • Strategic thinker with advanced strategic networking abilities

Monthly Salary Range:

TAX FREE Monthly Salary between $16,000 to $17,000 USD depending on Qualifications, Experience & Marital Status


Housing Allowance is included as part of the above Salary. You can choose how you want to spend for housing out of your salary

Relocation Allowance:  $9,500 USD (one time payment and will be paid in two instalments, upon arrival and after probation period)

Health Insurance Coverage:

Provided for employee, spouse and up to 3 dependents living in same country as employee

Annual Air Tickets:

Annual Return Air Fare provided for employee, spouse and up to 3 dependents


In addition to official holidays, paid leave is allocated as per academic calendar and as per the country Labour law. Minimum 35 work days per year

Dependant School Fees:

Tuition fees paid for up to 3 children attending school in same country as employee

Visa & Medical Check Fees:

VISA fees and Medical check for Residency Visa done in the country are paid for Employee only. Employee is responsible for fees for dependents

End Of Service Benefit:

Receive 21 days basic salary for each full year of service. Plus economy relocation air ticket to place of permanent residence for spouse and up to 3 dependents, according to Labour Law of the country

Contract Period:

Open contract - renewable yearly


Middle East

Paperwork Requirements:

Notarized and Attested academic degrees, teaching certificates, transcripts, marriage and dependent birth certificates.  You will be advised of school requirements

Start Date:

As soon as possible or January 2022

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