Administrative Officer, Student Affairs

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
23 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The Opportunity

The Student Affairs seeks an incumbent for the position of Administrative Officer to provide administrative support to Student Leadership Department to function smoothly and effectively at both Dubai campuses:

  • Male and Female
  • Actively supports in coordinating a variety of administrative and operational activities for the department.
  • Interacts effectively, professionally and courteously with students, faculty, staff and visitors’ inquiries and requests.

The Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Director, the incumbent is accountable for the following:

Stakeholders Services

  • Serves as first point of contact for students and a variety of internal and external stakeholders and colleagues. Receives incoming visitors and phone calls and responds to requests. Explains department and services, assists students with policies and procedures.
  • May deal directly with various offices in the university on behalf of the Student Leadership department at both Dubai campuses: Male and Female

Office Administration

  • Prepares correspondence, presentations, reports, agendas, background materials and minutes.  Maintains files and stock of informational material for the department and visitors.
  • Supports in communicating and maintaining a positive relationship with internal and external stakeholders in addressing inquiries and concerns.
  • Maintains supplies and equipment; photocopies; faxes; monitors office accounts for fax and telephone calls.  
  • Maintains and monitors the department’s budget.
  • Organizes and schedules meetings and appointments, notifies attendees of location and time. Coordinates room bookings, equipment and catering for the department.  
  • Arranges for travel and consultancies.
  • Oversees the department administrators’ daily schedules and attend some meetings to take minutes.
  • Maintains student discipline files.
  • Provide additional support to the overall work and responsibilities of the Section;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director.

The Requirements  

Must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education and have 2 years’ experience working in a secretarial/administrative role, preferably with senior management or in an educational institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience.   

Other essential requirements:

  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Must have experience with Microsoft Office.

Desired or preferred requirements:

  • Knowledge of UAE National traditions and culture.
  • Experience working in the academic environment.
  • Knowledge of shorthand.

The Benefits

The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the U.A.E., cash housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and healthcare is provided to the employee and sponsored family members.

To Apply

In addition to completing the online application form, attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references.

While we appreciate all applications, you will be contacted only if you are selected for an interview.

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