The Assistant Dean for the Student Experience is a member of NU-Q’s senior leadership team, and has overall responsibility for admissions, student affairs—including student life, health and wellness, internships and career services, and alumni affairs— student conduct and equity, and academic advising. The Assistant Dean for the Student Experience reports to the Senior Associate Dean and Chief Academic Officer with a dotted line to the Dean and Chief Executive Officer.
Work collaboratively with the Dean and Chief Executive Officer, the Senior Associate Dean and Chief Academic Officer, the Chief Operations Officer, and other NU-Q leaders to improve the student experience, the learning environment, and the overall climate.
Develop a coordinated vision and strategy for enrollment management and the transition to registration and enrollment.
Oversee admissions, student affairs, academic advising, student orientation and graduation, among others.
Serve as the primary contact for students needing support personally, financially or academically.
Foster the continual improvement and management of the student experience at NU-Q.
Oversee student organizations and foster a vibrant student civic and associational life at NU-Q.
Oversee relevant aspects of student exchanges, internships, and residencies.
Oversee and lead recruitment and admissions efforts.
Oversee and lead the development of a robust program of academic advising.
Serve as the liaison to the Northwestern University Vice President for Student Affairs on programs pertinent to student life at NU-Q.
Coordinate services with Northwestern University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Represent NU-Q and coordinate services with the Northwestern University Office of Equity.
Collaborate with offices of student life and enrollment management at Education City and Qatar Foundation institutional peers.
Evidence of successful leadership in the recruitment and onboarding of students, required.
Evidence of successful leadership in areas related to the student experience, required.
Significant leadership experience with global, U.S. style educational institutions, required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Demonstrated ability to develop and complete long-range strategic goals and priorities, with excellent planning and organizational skills, required.
Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions using good judgment and creative problem-solving, required.
Demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to collaboration, with the ability to influence and motivate constituencies, required.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, required.
Ability to be proactive, take ownership of assigned responsibilities, work with little supervision and meet deadlines, required.
Significant leadership experience with global, U.S. style educational institutions, particularly in the Arab world, preferred.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Knowledge of Arabic is preferred.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 40390
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.