The University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) is inviting nominations and applications for the position of Program Development and Accreditation Specialist in the Program Development and Accreditation Department. Reporting to the Academic Manager, Program Development and Accreditation, the successful candidate must be a proven leader with the skills and expertise necessary to support the Department in fully implementing the University’s mission and vision.
University of Doha for Science and Technology Profile:
The beautiful and culturally progressive State of Qatar is home to the world-class post-secondary institution, University of Doha for Science and Technology. Internationally recognized as a comprehensive technical university, UDST 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 5,000 students, UDST is one of Qatar’s largest post-secondary institutions offering over 30 student-centred degree and diploma programs in technical areas, including: Engineering Technology, Industrial Trades, Health Sciences, Business Management, and Computing and Information Technology. UDST brings the State closer to the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will independently manage multiple projects to coordinate the revision and/or development of new programs, manage the development and assessment of school and program learning outcomes, and obtain and maintain external accreditation for a variety of programs. Responsibilities include:
Managing the coordination, development, and documentation of all proposed program changes, including facilitating stakeholder input and validations, developing Preliminary and Comprehensive Program Proposals, and determining the impact of Curriculum Change Requests.
Conducting research on external accreditation bodies and their standards, providing support to Schools on interpretation of those standards, managing program accreditation processes including communication with accrediting bodies, managing the completion of accreditation self-studies, and coordinating accreditation site visits.
Managing the collection and documentation of the University’s Learning Outcomes Assessment program.
Participating in a variety of Curriculum Committees at the Program and School level and preparing progress reports for senior stakeholders.
Education and Certifications:
Master’s degree in Education is required. A focus on Post-secondary Education or TVET is preferred.
Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in a post-secondary educational institution of which two (2) must be in program development and/or accreditation. Minimum of two (2) years experience in technical writing is preferred. Relevant teaching and/or education certifications is preferred.
Fluency in written and spoken English language. Excellent verbal, written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills. IELTS score of 8.5 and above.
Other Required Skills:
Self-motivated team player with a high standard of professional integrity. Excellent analytical, organizational, problem-solving, decision-making, time-management, and communications skills. Well-developed computer skills (MSWord, MSExcel, PowerPoint, Visio). Fine attention to detail is essential. Commitment to building positive and effective working relationships across all levels of the University is necessary. Commitment to ongoing training and continuous professional development is required. Experience with leading accreditation and/or curriculum development activities is desirable.
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