American University Dubai Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Jan 12, 2017Full time
The American University in Dubai invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of External Relations Coordinator. The fundamental responsibility of this position is to assist the External Relations Office (ERO) in achieving its goals through building and sustaining enduring relationships between the university and with academic, corporate and government entities that will help increase visibility and awareness of AUD while benefiting members of the university community, most notably the students and faculty. Principle Responsibilities: To answer, sort out and respond to all queries pertaining to ERO To assist supervisor in researching and identifying partnerships locally, regionally and internationally with academic institutions and private/government sector companies To assist supervisor in researching and developing proposals (MOU’s) to companies/institutions To act as point of contact for external visitors initiating collaboration with AUD as assigned by supervisor To manage the visit of all visiting students to AUD every semester in coordination with Admissions and Student Services Offices respectively To assist in designing and managing the External Relations webpage to effectively portray the impact of AUD ‘s strong relations locally and worldwide To promote all External Relations activities to AUD Community To assist in ensuring recruitment and participation of students in study abroad and exchange programs To help identify and organize events/conferences/activities to cultivate and maintain our relationship with our partners and contacts locally, regionally and internationally To assist with identifying and organizing external events/activities beneficial to our students/faculty while encouraging them to take part and serve as AUD Ambassadors To research constantly better ways of positioning AUD in the local community and internationally. To represent ERO in conferences/events as assigned by supervisor To maintain and update ERO’s mailing list To provide administrative support to ERO To regularly update supervisor on external relations status To assume related miscellaneous duties as assigned General office management Competencies and Skills Used: Excellent verbal and written communication (including presentation) skills with an emphasis on translating concepts into compelling and easily understandable terms. Ability to represent AUD in a professional manner and easily communicate its mission to outside forums, including but not limited to the press and recruiting public. Self-motivated and deadline oriented, strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize. Ability to work as part of a team and to work well under pressure with minimum supervision. Comprehensive understanding of AUD programs Multitasking Essential Qualifications: Bachelor degree from a recognized, reputable university Ability to read, write and speak Arabic fluently Computer skills (thorough working knowledge of Windows; proficiency in word processing, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets) Excellent organizational, project management and implementation skills; Excellent customer service skills Strong professional references Desired Additional Qualifications: Familiarity with the UAE / Gulf business environment Willing to travel as needed Demonstrated ability to interpret and effectively use statistical data 2-4 years’ of direct involvement handling external relations Applications will be accepted and evaluated until this position is filled. This position is suitable for those candidates already resident and under sponsorship in Dubai. Interested applicants must submit the following requirements via email to email@example.com . (Please state the title of the position as the subject of the email) Cover letter Updated CV Contact information of three (3) academic/professional references Alternatively, applicants can submit their application materials to the following postal address: Angele El Khoury Director of Human Resources The American University in Dubai P. O. Box 28282, Dubai, U.A.E. No telephone calls please. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for a follow-up interview.