Director of academic programs

Job Summary

An international Institute in Abuja, FCT is desirous of hiring an experienced Director of Academic Program due to rapid expansion. To provide leadership, management, and guidance to various international academic programs, including strategic planning, development of resources, management of personnel, student recruitment, Academic Evaluation, and feedback of program outputs.

  • Minimum Qualification: MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Purpose of Position:

Level & Scope of Duties

The successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:

  • Manage a trans-national and ODL programs and team, consisting of experienced professionals including lecturers and administrators.
  • Produce strategic and operational plans for short to mid-term,  with significant responsibility to achieve broadly stated goals through subordinate managers, and reporting to the top management of the institute.
  • Direct various Academic programs, develop strategies and policies, manage human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Determine campus strategies for new and emerging programs with campus-wide impact and financial growth.
  • This position requires broad management and leadership knowledge to lead program teams in a very dynamic Academic environment. 

Minimum Qualification:

  • Masters Degree (MSc) with 5 years experience in an Academic institution including 2 years in a similar position. Ph.D. preferred.
  • Experience in managing overseas programs highly desirable 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in successfully developing and evaluating a multi-layered endeavor in an Academic institution, business, or departments with many constituents and competing priorities, with limited resources.
  • Strong analytic, effective communication, problem-solving, decision-making and organizational skills
  • Exceptional relational skills as well as the ability to partner effectively both internally and externally
  • Understanding of academuc institutions best practices and standards
  • Knowledge of academic environment and structure would be beneficial and desirable.
  • Assure a well-coordinated and fully integrated communication program including email, social media, website, newsletter, and other methods as necessary.
  • Assist with content development and utilization towards effective digital marketing and student recruitment 
  • Track performance measures to assess program success.


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