College / Department Profile :
The College of the North Atlantic - Qatar is inviting nominations and applications for the position of Academic Manager, Foundation Program.
Reporting to the Vice President (VP), Academics the Academic Manager, Foundation Program must be a proven leader with the skills and expertise necessary to support the Foundation Program 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 be responsible for providing academic and administrative leadership to the division.
The candidate will oversee the academic, administrative and fiscal wellbeing of the division. This includes providing leadership to faculty to meet expectations of program delivery, ensuring all courses / programs offered within the division are in line with the college’s academic standards and building productive working relationships with partners from industry important for program design and content.
Candidates will promote Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and act as a mentor for students by participating in student events and promote non-
traditional learning activities, attend leadership and management meetings and participate in initiatives to support CNA-
Q’s strategic goals. Responsibilities also include establishing Program Advisory Committees to maximize opportunities for industry collaboration.
Candidates will resolve sensitive inquiries by students and faculty in accordance with the professional code of ethics and prepare an annual academic report on the performance of the department’s academic programs, plan financial resources and lead the establishment of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the department.
Candidates will provide professional development support and perform periodic performance reviews for direct subordinates to contribute to the development of employees, develop workforce plans for the division in collaboration with the Human Resources Department and 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 :
Master’s degree in English Language awarded from accredited university, Ph.D. is preferred
A minimum of five (5) years of progressive educational leadership experience providing leadership of faculty and overseeing the delivery of pre-
college / preparatory studies / and or adult basic education curriculum. A proven track record in academic monitoring, planning and administration is an asset.
A record of sound leadership and administrative accomplishment; and a familiarity with international higher education systems.
Fluency in written and spoken English language.
Bilingual in English and Arabic language is preferable.
Other Required Skills :
Experience in accreditation and planning of college courses and programs. Good understanding of teaching, learning and student experience is required.
Strong leadership skills with a desire to achieve organizational success and to lead by example is required. Collaborative decision-
making and a high standard of professional integrity. 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 organisations is required.
An ability to identify and take appropriate disciplinary action, and an understanding of dispute resolution. Knowledge of Faculty Workforce Planning is required and knowledge of Sourcing and Recruitment is desirable.
A Commitment to ongoing training and continuous professional development is desirable. Candidates should demonstrate explanatory communication and interpersonal skills, and should possess strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Fluency in English language is required; Fluency in Arabic language is an asset.
How to Apply :
Applications should be submitted via our online application portal by clicking the Apply now button below.