Vacancy information

  • Partner:
    UWI School of Business and Applied Studies (ROYTEC)
  • Department:
    Port of Spain Campus
  • Reporting to:
  • Location:
    Port of Spain
  • Salary:
    Competitive
  • Date Published:
    01/02/2016
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Director, Academic Services

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The Job: The incumbent is responsible for the development and revision of relevant and up-to-date academic programmes and courses and the recruitment, motivation and assessment of qualified faculty in the delivery of UWI-ROYTEC’s programmes.  The Director-Academic Services is also responsible for overseeing the Library Services of UWI-ROYTEC.

The primary responsibilities would include:

  1. Recruitment and selection of faculty in consultation with the Manager-Human Resources and in accordance with the institution’s recruitment policies
  2. Liaising with Subject Heads in the implementation of teaching and learning
  3. Liaising with and evaluating faculty in respect of preparation of course outlines and course delivery
  4. Administration of assessment instruments to programme and course applicants who do not meet normal matriculation requirements, in order to determine their competency in computational and language skills
  5. Advising Manager – Registry Services on the admission of applicants who, not having met normal matriculation requirements, have undergone the Institution’s assessment in computation and language skills
  6. Take the lead in screening examination papers to ensure consistency of examinations and syllabus coverage
  7. Student selection and admission in accordance with established policy guidelines and in consultation with the Executive Director and Admissions Committee
  8. Be responsible for academic advising of students
  9. Interfacing with UNB and other franchisors on course/programme scheduling and delivery
  10. Participating in the development of student regulations
  11. Providing support to the Registry Unit in the preparation of the Student Handbook and administration of the regulations contained therein
  12. Preparing the Faculty Handbook and administering the regulations contained therein
  13. Determining the organization’s needs in respect of teaching aids and other pedagogical requirements
  14. Liaising with Subject Heads and the Librarians to ensure that the  preparation of booklists and the ordering of books are effective and efficient
  15. Establishing effective communication channels and the maintenance of effective relationships between students and faculty
  16. Preparing and controlling divisional budgets and expenditure
  17. Serving on UWI-ROYTEC Academic Council and Board appointed Committees
  18. Supervising staff reporting to this position
  19. Working closely with the Manager-Registry Services, Manager-Quality Assurance and Programme Development, Manager- Student Welfare and the Manager- New Business Development to ensure sustainable intake and retention of students to matriculation.

Requirements

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • At least a Master’s degree in Education, the Social Sciences or a related discipline
  • Seven (7) – ten (10) years’ experience in a leadership role in a College or University environment.
  • Expert knowledge of the Tertiary Education Sector
  • Knowledge of Student Administration policies and procedures
  • Proven track record in Academic Research, and Faculty and Student Administration
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A team player