Faculty Affairs Specialist – College of the North Atlantic , Qatar

Job Description
College/Department Profile:
The College of the North Atlantic – Qatar is inviting nominations and applications for the position of Faculty Affairs Specialist in the Faculty Affairs Department. Reporting to the Faculty Affairs Academic Manager, must be a proven leader with the skills and expertise necessary to support the Faculty Affairs Department in fully implementing the College’s mission and vision.

College of the North Atlantic – Qatar Profile:
The beautiful and culturally progressive State of Qatar is home to the world-class post-secondary institution, College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q). Internationally recognized as a comprehensive technical college, CNA-Q is committed to high quality, student-centered education. This commitment is reflected through state-of-the-art facilities, accessible and responsive technology programs and strong partnerships with industry.
With more than 600 staff and 3,000 students, CNA-Q is one of Qatar’s largest post-secondary institutions offering over 30 diploma programs through student-centred learning. By providing training in a range of technical areas including Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Industrial Trades, Business Studies and Information Technology, CNA-Q brings the State closer to the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.

Duties & Responsibilities:
This position requires an energetic and enthusiastic individual who will assist the Faculty Affairs Academic Manager in supporting and monitoring the activities of the Faculty Affairs with the aim to improve quality and efficiency of the academic workforce at the College. To report to the Faculty Affairs Manager and ensure that the Faculty Affairs programs are designed, developed and implemented in alignment with CNA-Q’s strategic direction.
Candidates should have an outstanding record of experience in Faculty Affairs management or related field, and possess the qualifications necessary to be successful in the role of Faculty Affairs Specialist. The successful candidate is responsible to provide operational support and guidance to search/review committees and make recommendations for process improvement.
The Faculty Affairs Specialist will coordinate all the Faculty Affairs activities covering profiling of faculty candidates, performance management, and faculty policies. Candidates will contribute to the recruitment of talent, and support in the development and implementation of policies related to the promotions process, performance appraisal criteria, and other matters of an academic nature. The successful candidate will support in the performance evaluation process of faculty by defining appraisal criteria, and communicating them to the academic staff.
The Faculty Affairs Specialist should have Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Applications, particularly Excel, and should be able to work with databases, developing data models, performing data mining, and database querying.
The Faculty Affairs Specialist will monitor the performance of the Faculty Affairs vis-à-vis established KPIs and collaborate with Human Resources to solve issues relating to performance management and oversee the contract renewal process for faculty members.
Candidate will provide professional development support and perform periodic performance reviews for direct subordinates to contribute to the development of employees and must have excellent organizational, leadership, decision-making, delegation and communications skills as well as the ability to act as a mentor to team members.

Education and Certifications:
Bachelor’s degree required, Master preferred.
Minimum 5 years of academic experience
1 year experience in a leadership position
Fluency in written and spoken English language

Other Required Skills:
Ambitious and self-motivated team player with a high standard of professional integrity. Demonstrable experience in performance evaluation in an academic institution. Reliable and dependable with a desire to lead by example is required. A proactive can-do attitude to work and good time management is essential. The ability to think analytically and solve problems; commitment to positive relationship building and effective working relationships across all levels of the organisations is necessary. Knowledge of Academic Performance evaluation and the familiarity of Discipline & Grievance Management is desirable. Commitment to ongoing training and continuous professional development is needed. Candidates should demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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