Dean, Saudi Arabia

Waikato Institute of Technology

Wintec KSA is a New Zealand company that operates a cluster of male and female COE colleges in the Tabuk region.

We are seeking a Dean to lead the male college in Umluj, south of Al Wajh where our other male and female colleges are located. Umluj currently offers Electrical and Foundation studies training to approximately 200 young Saudi males, with additional programmes being planned for 2018.

Reporting to the Chief Executive and part of the management team, you will be responsible for running the Umluj college to meet COE contractual requirements and performance criteria. To support this you will focus on improving student outcomes, increasing enrolment numbers, attendance, retention, progression and satisfaction, and work closely with the community and industry to grow relationships and business opportunities, student placements and employment.

You will inspire and manage a multi-cultural team of around 20 people, setting clear goals, and direction and managing performance and effort.

Within the company you will be supported by and expected to work positively and collaboratively with the cross-organisational leadership roles of Head of Quality, Head of Foundation Studies, Head of Vocational Studies, Administration Services, Marketing & Business Development and Student Services.

We are interested in hearing from people with:

  • a Masters qualification in education, business or management is preferred however you will need at least a bachelors degree
  • training and development across education, teaching, learning and development, leadership management disciplines
  • experience running a financially and academically successful educational institution in the Middle East, preferably KSA
  • evidence of inspirational leadership skills.

You will have demonstrated experience of creating a quality culture and engaging a wide range of roles and cultures. You will need to be persuasive, resilient, a team player and be able to set a clear direction to achieve clear outcomes.

There will be lots of challenges however it’s a great opportunity to be part of the next step in the development of this cluster of colleges.

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