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  • Accra Ghana

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Description

Academic City University College (also known as Academic City or Academic City College) is at the forefront of disrupting higher education on the African continent. They place lifelong learning at the heart of what they do on their stunning and modern campus. Their mission is to create a culture of life-long learning with a focus on enhancing student experience. Their ethos places a strong emphasis on contributing to the needs of the future economy, ensuring students and the faculty have the skills required to stay relevant to the changing world.

 

Academic City was recently named as the Outstanding EdTech Institution of the Year at the inaugural Africa Technovate Awards, which celebrate and motivate technology businesses who are pushing solutions to help Africa remain competitive, particularly in the era of AfCFTA. Academic City was recognized for its efforts to use technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver globally competitive academic programs while also digitizing learning and processing via an e-library, digital identification for students and staff, performance analytics, digital classrooms, and teacher digital upskilling.

 

Academic City's Chairman shares that "Academic City came about as a thanksgiving for my 30 years of entrepreneurship success in Africa. I drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela‘s, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." The vision I have is to provide high quality education driven by innovation, impact, engagement and to being in the top 100 of the leading young, new universities in the world." Academic City are seeking an experienced and charismatic individual to join their leadership team as Dean of Student and Community Affairs.

 

As the Dean of Students and Community Affairs, you will report to the President and be part of the Executive Team. You will be responsible for creating and maintaining a safe, healthy, and supportive environment and culture which synthesizes the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual development of all students in a holistic way.  You will oversee the variety services provided to students including financial aid, housing, health services, and  extracurricular projects. A strong sense of ethics and concern for the well-being of students is the key to succeeding in this position.

 

As the ideal candidate, you possess demonstrable leadership skills and a passion for excellence. You are professional, highly organized, and possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Your previous experience and background enable you to identify the development needs of students, work directly with department officials, maintain a productive learning environment, and stay up to date with important student affairs. Please note that although an understanding and knowledge of the education sector is required, education experience is not mandatory. 

 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Interact with the admissions office and stay abreast with all programs related to this office
  • Serve as a liaison between institution administrators and student departments
  • Create and implement department goals, policies, budgets and working procedures
  • Assess the needs of the student body and respond in a timely and effective manner
  • Provide structure and proactive leadership to ensure university development
  • Provide support to students on issues related to the institution policies, department  processes, and student services
  • Direct and manage numerous student incentive programs
  • Conduct regular department evaluations to determine efficiency, and if required, recommend  solutions for improvement
  • Prepare annual statistical reports

Criteria

Qualifications:

  • Masters or Phd degree in Higher Education Administration, Psychology, Sociology or related field with at least five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in a student-focused academic or administrative environment

 

Skills:

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, sound judgment and strong collaborative skills for team work and consensus building etcge of the education 
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Outstanding verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to build positive relationships with students, parents and employees
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of higher education institution policies

Benefits

  • Globally competitive salary

About Academic City

Academic City University College (also known as Academic City or Academic City College)  is a premium quality tertiary education institution in Africa with a state-of-the-art ultra-modern campus in Accra, Ghana. Academic City offers holistic education to create well-rounded minds who can proactively and conscientiously contribute to local and global development. Acdemic City's dedicated focus on experiential and active student learning, supplemented with an emphasis on social emotional learning and ethical decision-making prepares students to compete with globally-trained talent. With a mission to educate future-ready leaders who can innovatively solve complex problems within an ethical, entrepreneurial and collaborative environment, Academic City launched its cutting-edge campus in 2018.

 

Message from the Chairman - Mr Dev Varyani
 

Academic City came about as a thanksgiving for my 30 years of entrepreneurship success in Africa. I drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela‘s, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

 

The vision I have is to provide high quality education driven by innovation, impact, engagement and to being in the top 100 of the leading young, new universities in the world. I wanted to provide a USA/UK quality of education in W Africa, especially to those parents & children who could not afford the costs of going overseas. Ultimately, this new university will inspire, motivate, and empower students to become excellent engineers, entrepreneurs and leaders. I also envisioned the campus to become a breeding ground for exceptional teaching faculties. We have succeeded in putting in place great infrastructure & an excellent Executive/ Faculty team. We incorporate best practices, methodologies, innovative curriculum and unique teaching methods and a team-based approach to ensure we achieve our aim. Involving industry leaders & academia in providing experiential learning that combines theory & practice for future ready leaders. I am thankful to all involved in helping us on working to realise these strategic objectives and excited with the momentum we are creating to address our goals.