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Creation Date: 2014/07/18 19:28:53
Expiry Date: 2014/09/16
Ref. JB3075610

The Oxford Partnership LLC

Head of Admissions
The Oxford Partnership LLC

JOB PURPOSE :

• Develop a strategy and KPIs for TOP College of Excellence admissions
• Provide advice and guidance to students seeking admission to a TOP College
• Lead and manage an Admissions team
• Set and monitor service standards for the admissions process

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Develop a strategy for TOP College of Excellence admissions
• Define the processes and procedures to enable students to be admitted and registered
• Set goals and KPIs for Admissions and recruitment aligned to the overall TOP strategic objectives
• Ensure the Admissions staff and environment reflects the values and culture of TOP colleges
• Provide advice on programs and options available to students at TOP colleges
• Design diagnostic and other tests for students to identify their capabilities pre- and on-entry, as required
• Prepare strategic/annual plan reports and set goals to the Admission Department serving the overall strategic goals of the university.
• Design and implement programs that will support student transition
• Organize and manage new student orientation
• Make referrals to other professionals Internal and external) to support new students, as required
• Provide information to staff about their role in the admissions process
• Set and monitor service standards for the Admissions process
• Analyse and compile information or statistical reports and other materials that demonstrate the achievement of Admissions goals, targets and KPIs

GENERIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Undertake professional development reviews as appropriate.
• Ensure that the college’s health and safety policy is followed.
• Participate in the development of equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion practice.
• Undertake any other duties as reasonably required by the Principal (Learner Services).
• Promote by consistent example internally and externally the philosophy values and behaviours TOP mission.
• Identify, evaluate and monitor the business risks faced by the group and take appropriate action to minimise those risks

Skills

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

• Proven ability to lead and perform effectively and sensitively in a team
• Make decisions which are informed by dialogue and debate
• Have excellent IT skills and a good understanding and curiosity for the practical uses of IT in the delivery admissions
• Ability to put across new ideas and concepts in a compelling and engaging manner
• Proven ability to analyse, interpret and manage data
• Good communicator with good judgement
• Strong planning and analytical skills
• Knowledge and understanding of admissions customer service and quality standards and how they can be used in a TOP college
• The need for accurate, up to date and reliable student records
• A knowledge of Arabic would be an advantage



BEHAVIOURIAL SKILLS:

• Ability to show initiative and work with colleagues at all levels within the college
• Have good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
• Be able to work flexibly both as a member of a team and on own initiative.
• Be able to represent the college professionally and effectively with a range of external bodies, agencies and networks.
• Decisive and resilient
• High level of emotional intelligence
• Personal warmth, openness and sensitivity
• Sense of humour and enthusiasm
• Ability to acknowledge mistakes and learn from them
• Capable of challenging and being challenged
• Shows curiosity, energy and a real ambition to deliver.
• Adapt approaches effectively in order to achieve success
• Demonstrate a commitment to delivering exceptional customer service
• Commitment to continuous personal improvement and learning
• Effective commitment to inclusivity and equality of opportunities for staff and students
• Commitment to the development of all staff
• Empathy with the emerging requirements of young adult women in Saudi Arabia


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

• Bachelor degree in a marketing/ customer focused/humanities subject
• Post graduate diploma in a relevant field preferred
• At least five years’ experience in a marketing and./or admissions role in a further(TVET) or higher education institution

Education

• Bachelor degree in a marketing/ customer focused/humanities subject

Company Profile

The Oxford Partnership (TOP) brings together three exceptional education and training providers in Activate Learning, Moulton College and GEMS Education Solutions. This powerful partnership has been successful in securing the contract to run three women’s colleges in the North of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - namely, Al Jouf Sakaka, Arar and Al Qurrayat - as part of the Colleges of Excellence programme. Each College will house around 2000 students when they have reached full capacity.

We are at the beginning of our journey and we are looking for individuals to join us who are able to contribute to deliver an outstanding education provision to our student community.

High quality teaching, learning and assessment are at the heart of The Oxford Partnership. Attracting the best and most talented staff is crucial to our success both as individual organisations and as a partnership for this project. Education in Saudi Arabia is strictly segregated and for the majority of posts we are currently looking for female staff only.

Although appropriate qualifications and experience are crucial for these roles, interested candidates must be enterprising, resilient, culturally aware and above all excellent team players. You must be able to work collaboratively and collegiately across a multinational staff team and be prepared to openly share your knowledge to add value to our programmes and benefit our students.

Job Details

  • Job Location: Sakaka, Saudi Arabia
  • Company Industry: Education, Training, and Library
  • Company Type: Employer (Private Sector)
  • Job Role: Management
  • Employment Status: Full time
  • Employment Type: Employee
  • Number of Vacancies: 1

Preferred Candidate

  • Career Level: Management
  • Years of Experience: Min: 5
  • Gender: Female
  • Degree: Bachelor's degree

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