Director of Academic Planning at Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN)

The Admiralty University of Nigeria was established as a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) through the joint efforts of Nigerian Navy Holdings (a subsidiary organization of the Nigerian Navy) and Hellenic Education Nigeria – (a private consultancy, with international educators as main partners).Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill Full-Time, Part-Time and Daily Part-Time vacancy in the Academic Department of the University:Job Title: Director of Academic PlanningLocation: DeltaJob Type: Senior Managerial/Administrative and Support StaffDepartment: RegistryOverall PurposeThe Director of Academic Planning will support senior Academic and Administrative management in pursuit of distinctiveness and competitive advantage through embedding the University Strategic Objectives of: excellence, sustainability, internationalisation and equality and diversity within learning and teaching, research and knowledge transfer, academic leadership, management and citizenshipThe Director of Academic Planning will play a pivotal role supporting the Dean and working closely with the other Associate Deans in delivering the vision of the FacultyThe focus of the role is to support faculty planning and resource development, and to coordinate the engagement and delivery of the academic priorities across all Faculties and SchoolsThis is a senior and key role, as it will involve transformational and transactional skills and experience of leading and coordinating change across large disciplinary groups and will will maintain close links with to the University’s marketing, admissions, planning and research officesThe Director for Academic Planning will need excellent motivational and communication skills to ensure the academic delivery agenda aligns to the University Strategy that promotes the development of engaging new and innovative programmes, international academic partnerships, developing and expanding commercial links to support our mission, vision and valuesThe post holder will be an accomplished and active academic at Associate / Professorial level, with success in research and knowledge transfer, as well as an innovative and creative approach to teaching. Main Duties and ResponsibilitiesGeneral Duties:The ideal candidate must have sound knowledge that will drive the administrative processes of a private university for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. He/She should be capable of:Promoting effective and efficient implementation of policies approved by the Governing CouncilDeveloping functional policies/plans, and presentation of sound and well researched proposals to the CouncilMaintaining an efficient administrative system; installing an efficient system of handling university records, and carrying out routine administrative mattersIdentifying and implementing learning and development needs for administrative staffHandling materials management, including maintenance of all university’s property and equipment, supply and control of stationery and consumablesLiaising with appropriate government organs, including JAMB. NIJC and other bodies.Leadership and Management:Contribute to developing and leading the implementation and evaluation of the Faculty’s strategic plan and coordinating contributions from the DeansIn coordination with the Deans, lead on developing plans/business cases for the investment / disinvestment of Faculty StrategyCoordinate Faculty improvement strategies and detailed resources on, for example, positive student outcomes, effective and improved retention, innovative assessments, ensuring effective monitoring, reporting and improvements.Contribute to performance improvements against institutional KPIs and Faculty benchmark standards related to KIS data setsOversee Faculty recruitment strategies that lead to a coordinated experiential recruitment (at open and applicant days) and conversion strategySupport the Annual Planning Cycle in respect of student numbers and income targetsIn conjunction with Deans, Student Registry Services and other Professional Services ensure the efficient and effective delivery of University resources support the delivery of Faculty strategiesSupport and enable the Faculty with compliance issues such as Risk Register, Data Protection and Freedom of Information etcProvide support and guidance across the Faculty in the implementation of change within the respective strategic portfolioResponsible for the strategic and academic leadership of excellence, including setting and assessing individual and team performance targets, carrying out staff performance reviews and proactively addressing and resolving performance and conduct concernsDevelop others through identification of training needs, mentoring and encouraging personal developmentLead teams, as identified and providing support and guidance in the implementation of changeDisseminate information about developments within the Faculty through the University newsletter, seminars/ briefings, Faculty website and other communication channelsRepresent the Faculty and deliver on actions, including to chair appropriate Faculty and University committees (including appropriate working groups).Learning and Teaching:Ensure distinctiveness and competitive advantage are embedded within the academic offering and demonstrate the University strategic objectivesResponsible for academic issues such as institutional/Faculty review, reporting as necessary to the Deans through appropriate University committeesMaintain distinctiveness through ensuring quality and standards satisfy the University’s assurance framework (including Regulations and Codes of Practice) and enhancement objectivesEnsure excellence in learning and teaching, and full alignment with NUC and international accreditation standardsLead the development of mechanisms within the Faculty to implement University wide strategies and policies for enhancing learning, teaching, assessments, employability, research and knowledge transferWork with students and their representatives to build and develop enhanced student engagement and a distinctive student communityEnsure the highest ethical standards are maintained by staff and students. Lead the effective management of complaints and student appeals.Research and Knowledge Transfer:Ensure distinctiveness and competitive advantage of the academic provision through ensuring excellence in research and relevance is embedded within all academic offeringsResponsible for ensuring the Deans develop pathways to impact through a distinctive student community and/or research and knowledge exchange with the University’s stakeholder communityWork with the Deans and other key academics across the Faculty to identify and evaluate opportunities and build effective international partnerships which support and enhance the Faculty’s learning and teaching and research and knowledge transfer agendaCoordinate the development of sustainable networks, relationships and connections with the objective to develop sustainable research and teaching opportunities that contribute to the distinctiveness of the Faculty.  Further InformationAccountability in undertaking these responsibilities the post holder will clearly be able to delegate specific functions, but not accountability for them, to other individualsHours: This is a full time post. The nature of the post is such that the post holder will be expected to work flexibly and for such reasonable hours (minimum 40) as are necessary in order to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the postLeave: 25 days per annum.

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