Officer, Professional Development Program, Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism (Grant Position)

Updated: 2 months ago

Reports to:Associate Director, Professional Development

Purpose:The job holder will provide a sustainable framework for the day-to-day operations of the professional development program’s activities. He/she will be responsible for the implementation of the set strategic plan of the program with its three divisions (online learning, open enrollment and tailored programs) under the supervision of the associate director for professional development. The job holder will manage the design, implementation and delivery of all the offered courses and certificates in addition to student course planning, and advising. The job holder will work closely with the instructors and teaching assistants while designing the courses and support the students with all inquiries. The job incorporates financial and administrative responsibilities in addition to customer service needs that require availability even after working hours.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Ensure that quality of instruction is being offered throughout the programs by supervising and monitoring programs and courses
  • Work with the associate director on planning, piloting and implementing new programs
  • Plan, coordinate and execute the workflow to ensure delivery of timely and accurate material on the online learning management system “Moodle”
  • Supervise the production of the online courses
  • Conduct recruitment activities to increase enrollments in all certificates
  • Manage under the supervision of the associate director any program/certificate/diploma assigned to the professional development program
  • Conduct outreach campaigns among stakeholders and in the community to increase awareness about the program and activities
  • Orient instructors on program material
  • Handle instructor and learner’s problems
  • Manage the instructors and teaching assistants’ payments on SAP with related departments at AUC
  • Conduct the orientation sessions and boot camps for new instructors
  • Monitor instructors’ performance and report to the associate director on problems
  • Implement new business growth strategies to increase enrollment in all certificates
  • Monitor the social media platforms to ensure proper follow-up
  • Assist in the preparation of the part-time instructors hiring roster
  • Manage the scheduling of classes in coordination with other designated division
  • Oversee the coordinator of the program regarding student advising and registration on Banner
  • Report to associate director on all student petitions and cases
  • Assist in the selection of course materials and the preparation of the annual program materials order
  • Prepare statistical reports to assess the overall success of the program
  • Assist in writing the annual reports of the program
  • Assist on special events focused on engaging and promoting the program
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned


Minimum Education Requirement:  

  • BA in mass communication or related fields
  • MA or MBA is a preference


  • Six to eight years of experience in managing and marketing educational programs
  • Preferred experience in business development and customer relationship management


  • Strong communication skills to interact with a diverse population of students
  • High level of commitment to provide excellent customer service
  • Excellent team worker, initiative taker, high sense of confidentiality, high oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills
  • Ability to identify market opportunities and grow business volume
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, to multi-task and to be self-motivated is essential
  • Excellent computer skills with experience in mastering Microsoft office and high knowledge of web surfing and internet usage
  • Good knowledge and designing skills of computer graphics for promotion materials mainly on Photoshop
  • Advanced skills on social media tools
  • Knowledge of shooting and editing is an asset
  • Knowledge of Banner and SAP is an asset
  • Excellent English and Arabic both spoken and written

The position is open until February 9, 2020

Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the shortlist will be contacted.

If interested, follow the link below to apply:
Officer, Professional Development Program

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