Vice President, Student Affairs – University of Doha , Qatar , Doha

Job Description
University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) – 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 (UDST)).
University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) is the first national applied University offering applied Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in addition to certificates and diplomas in various fields.
UDST has over 50 programs in the fields of Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades, Business Management, Computing and Information Technology, Health Sciences, Continuous Education and development and more. The University is recognized for its student-centered learning and state-of-the-art training facilities. UDST boasts more than 20 years of experience in Qatar; it started as a College and transformed into a university in 2021.
With more than 600 staff and over 5,000 students, UDST is the destination for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Our faculty are committed to developing the students’ skills and help raise well-equipped graduates that are proudly contributing to a knowledge-based economy and making the Qatar National Vision 2030 a reality.
University of Doha for Science and Technology – Student Affairs Division – Profile:
University of Doha for Science and Technology – Student Affairs Division is inviting nominations and applications for the position of Vice President, Student Affairs. Reporting to the President the Vice President, Student Affairs must be a proven leader with the skills and expertise necessary to support the Student Affairs Division in all the academic affairs of the University and fully implementing UDST’s mission and vision.

Duties & Responsibilities:
This position requires an energetic and enthusiastic individual who will provide strategic leadership for all aspects of students’ interactions with the University from first interest, through application, registration, enrollment, attendance, graduation – the student life cycle. The overall objective is to increase student success through providing an enhanced experience and ensuring that support is available where required to meet student needs.
Candidates should have an outstanding record of industry experience in Student Affairs Management and possess the qualifications necessary to be successful in the role of Vice President, Student Affairs. The successful candidate is responsible to contribute to the formulation and implementation of UDST’s strategy, and to lead the development of the Student Affairs policies, procedures, and strategic enrollment plan. Responsibilities also include to oversee the effective management of the Student Affairs functions and the preparation of statistical studies and reports related to enrollment.
Candidates will coordinate with Senior Management and faculty across the University to support activities which enrich student engagement and oversee the development of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Candidates will be required to monitor the effectiveness of UDST’s learning resources and identify areas of improvement.
The Vice President, Student Affairs will also oversee the implementation of student counseling guidelines and the development of a student success plan.
Candidates will provide professional development support and perform periodic performance reviews for direct subordinates to contribute to the development of employees. Candidates will also contribute to the development of workforce plans for the Student Affairs Division 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:
Doctorate degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized, accredited institution.
Minimum 15 years’ experience in a similar leadership role within a relevant discipline.
Fluency in written and spoken English language is required
Fluency in Arabic language is preferred

Other Required Skills:
Highly motivated and innovative individual with an outstanding track record of leadership and management in a post-secondary institution. Demonstrated experience in Student Engagement and best practices. Strong leadership skills with a desire to achieve organizational success and to lead by example is required. Effective Strategic Planning is required. A proactive can-do attitude to work and good time management is essential. The candidate should have the ability to anticipate change and effectively manage quality and risk at all times. Effective resource management is essential. Commitment to positive relationship building and effective working relationships across all levels of the organization is required. Knowledge of Student success / Career planning and Student life cycle is required. Knowledge of Service design and implementation is desirable. A Commitment to ongoing training and continuous professional development is desirable. Candidates should demonstrate explanatory communication and interpersonal skills and fluency in English language is required, Arabic language is an asset.

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