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Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Position Announcement

The University of Balamand Dubai (UOBD) invites applications from appropriately qualified candidates to fill the following position, which is available for immediate appointment.

Director of Student Services:

Position Summary:

Heads up the Office of Student Services (OSS); develops a mission and a strategic plan for the OSS; responsible for staffing and supervision of the different sub-units and functions within the OSS.


- Overseeing the provision of effective, high-quality services in a wide range of functions that directly impact student life, students’ well-being and student success; these functions include:
- Identifying and providing support to students who are at risk of academic failure
- Monitoring students at risk and maintaining records of their academic progress
- Building alumni relations by creating and growing an alumni database, maintaining contact with alumni and organizing events that keep them engaged in the life of the university
- Providing psychological counselling to students who need support to overcome challenges that affect their well-being and academic performance
- Ensuring that health services are provided effectively by a competent healthcare specialist operating a well-equipped, well-provisioned infirmary
- Ensuring that food and beverage services are provided through the cafeteria by caterers who comply with the applicable standards and regulations
- Developing an annual athletics program that includes competitive and non-competitive sports and intramural and inter-varsity tournaments
- Building and growing relations with employers
- Creating and maintaining an employer database
- Organizing employer “open houses” and other events that bring employers and students together
- Providing career counselling and job placement services to students including an online portal for posting job openings for students and student CVs for employers
- Other functions that positively impact the overall student experience
- Staffing the SSO as needed for the effective delivery of the above services
- Supervising and evaluating the performance of staff in the OSS


Academic Qualification:

- A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized / accredited university that follows the American model of higher education.

Professional Experience:

- A minimum of 3 years in the same or a similar capacity, preferably in a higher education institution that follows the American model.

Other Skills / Requirements:

- Student-focused with a genuine concern for student well-being
- Dynamic and energetic
- Highly organized
- Excellent time management skills
- Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and meet deadlines
- Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in in English and Arabic
- Well versed with relevant IT tools, applications and software packages
- Creative and innovative
- Team player

About the Company

The University of Balamand Dubai (UOBD) was established in the UAE in 2017 as a private, independent institution of higher learning, located at Dubai Investments House, Dubai Investments Park (DIP). Licensed by the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the United Arab Emirates, UOBD opened its doors in September 2018. The academic programs offered by UOBD in the different disciplines are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the MOE; new programs are under review for Initial Accreditation by the CAA. UOBD enjoys the support of Dubai Investments PJSC and builds on the long-standing reputation and legacy of the University of Balamand in Lebanon (UOB). UOBD operates as an independent institution in the UAE under an exclusive license from UOB to use the name and intellectual property of UOB. UOBD follows the North American model in the design of its programs and curricula and in its organizational setup. UOBD’s educational philosophy is based on the liberal education model, which aims to provide students with a transformative, holistic learning experience that enables them to achieve professional success, realize their personal aspirations and contribute to the advancement of society and humankind.

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AED 43,500

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