Title Deputy Director of Programs
Categories Teaching
Location Saudi Arabia
Job Information

Job Title:                                 Deputy Director of Programs
Area of Work:                         Academic Department
Department:                           General Administration
Location:                                  Saudi Arabia
Salary Range:                          SAR 216,000 (£42k) P/A (Pro-Rata)
Working Pattern:                   Full Time
Job Type:                                 Contractual
Employment Duration:         Fixed Term (Renewable)

Vice Director of Program required for a private college situated in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.  The college is committed to offering high quality educational opportunities to enable students to reach their individual academic goals.  To educate students to be leaders in the various fields of Business, Accounting, Management, Information Technology, Health & Social Care, and Communication in a global economy, by combining the strong analytical and communications skills with thorough understanding of business principles and spirit of creativity and entrepreneurship.  The site boasts prospects for promising growth infused with intellectual, social and cultural diversity, and a sense of civic responsibility.

Job Description
Are you able to offer exceptional leadership through a clearly articulated strategy?  Are you able to demonstrate best practice in teaching and learning?  Are you driven by a passion for the development of all students to their true potential and the delivery of excellence in everything you do?  Are you able to motivate, include and inspire students and staff at all levels?  Are you positive, confident in your ability to drive change, resilient, open and approachable?  Are you willing to be measured by your outcomes?

Under the supervision of the Director programs, the Deputy Director programs serves as the chief academic officer of the college and is responsible for educational policy and academic programs. This includes program review and improvement, accreditation and self-evaluation, assessment of student learning and advancement of student success, academic personnel decisions, budget development, enrollment management, fiscal accountability, program and curriculum development, and the encouragement and improvement of teaching and learning. If this sounds like you then please forward an up to date CV to the email address provided.

Job Specification

It is accepted that candidates will have varying depths of expertise in the areas listed as “essential” and are unlikely to have all the experience listed as “desirable”


Essential: Master Degree
Desirable: Teaching qualification

 Background, skills and experience


  • provides strong, dynamic academic and administrative leadership, fosters a collegial environment which encourages scholarship, teaching, and learning excellence;
  • possesses the vision to guide the college’s academic programs into the future;
  • advocates and promotes quality instruction, student success, integrated planning, and the expansion of Student Learning Outcomes to meet the educational needs of the students
  • Works with the instructional staff in development of the educational program, including the maintenance of standards and the evaluation of teachers;
  • plans, in coordination with other administrators and faculty, the schedule of classes;
  • provides leadership and oversight for enrollment management strategies, initiatives and efficiencies;
  • provides oversight of assessment of Student Learning Outcomes and college-wide accreditation;
  • provides innovative and successful academic leadership and vision in instruction and program development in basic skills, transfer, vocational developmental and non-traditional programs;
  • provides guidance to, and receives recommendations from the Faculty Board and other representative organizations regarding the planning, implementation and review of academic programs, services, activities and related matters;
  • participates in the planning of new facilities for the purposes of instruction and student services;
  • acts as the officer in the recruitment and selection of faculty, and to recommend to the Director the employment of those selected;
  • understands and promotes the role and use of technology in the instructional environment;
  • reviews grant opportunities and supports applications for new grants; oversees implementation of grants within the Academic Affairs area;
  • represents the college as the Chief Instructional Officer at national meetings and conferences and other activities, makes presentations at meetings, workshops and events as assigned;
  • participates in open sessions of the Board of Trustees and in closed sessions as needed;
  • prepares, submits, and monitors the annual budget for areas of responsibilities;
  • trains, supervises, evaluates, and directs the work of assigned personnel;
  • completes other duties as assigned by the


  • knowledge and experience in Student Learning Outcome (SLO) design, development, implementation, and assessment;
  • knowledge of computers and computer applications that support management systems and business office functions;
  • knowledge and experience in curriculum development and innovation;
  • knowledge and experience in accreditation self-evaluation and service on an accreditation evaluation team.

Personal qualities


  • Innovative thinker who seeks innovative solutions to problem solving
  • Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Sound computer skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills


  • Creative, visionary leader who should inspire staff and students
  • The experienced professional fosters cohesion and sense of working for the well-being of the college

Evidence of background, qualifications, skills and experience will be assessed against your application and references provided. Personal qualities will be assessed against references and your performance at interview.

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