Administrative Assistant, College of Communication and Media Sciences
The College of Communication and Media Sciences seeks an incumbent for the position of Administrative Assistant to provide full administrative and secretarial support to Assistant Dean and faculty to ensure college functions are mirrored in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS
Seeks to operate in a professional manner, ensuring confidentiality within the supervisor’s office and maintaining the smooth and efficient running of the office.
Carries out duties with high degree of accuracy strong written and oral communication skills, attention to deadlines, and positive customer oriented attitude.
- Arranges transport, when required, meetings and appointments; books meeting rooms; orders catering; organizes equipment for events, or class projects; informs attendees of meetings.
- Prepares English/Arabic correspondence for community or industry contacts.
- Contacts individuals/organization on behalf of the faculty if requested.
- Handles the Attendance Minder when faculty miss taking attendance.
- Notifies classes and takes attendance when faculty are delayed to class or absent due to conference or sickness.
- Creates and maintains an organized filing system according to centralized University and College procedures.
- Maintains College notice boards, posting information regarding College activities, opportunities, and student and faculty achievements.
- Collects newspaper articles and clippings on College and student events.
- Welcomes visitors when they arrive for appointments and liaises with other staff members on behalf of Assistant Dean and Dean.
- Assists Assistant Dean in managing his/her daily schedule.
- Answers telephone queries and takes messages for Assistant Dean and Dean.
- Prepares correspondence, presentations and reports as requested to mirror Abu Dhabi and Dubai formats.
- Assists Assistant Dean with each semester’s schedule as directed.
- Assists Assistant Dean with student registration, add/drop forms, advising.
- Maintains files and informational material for visitors.
- Creates and maintains spreadsheets and database on students grades, determines major status, students credit hours, and processes data entry according to centralized University and College procedures to meet international accreditation standards.
- Helps to co-ordinate activities on campus (e.g. for Majors Day: set-ups booth, prepares brochures, handouts, banners and other related materials).
- Escorts students to off-campus activities on both campuses. May be asked to accompany faculty and students on international study experiences.
- Works with Registrar during registration of students into the college, checks if students are meeting the college requirements and maintains data on all above, according to University and College in a centralized manner in order to meet international accreditation standards.
- Organizes and distributes incoming mail, dispatches outgoing mail, photocopies and scans. Maintains working order of office machinery.
- Observes office management and recommends any physical changes into the office layout to the Assistant Dean.
- Orders stationary or stock required by the college.
- Must possess a Diploma from an accredited institution with a minimum 0f 0-1 year experience in a similar role or an equivalent combination of education, skill or experience
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills in English required. Bi-lingual in English and Arabic preferable.
- Previous undergraduate major or experience in communications or related areas is an asset.
- Highly computer literate including Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to learn and manage the higher technology of office equipment and software programs.
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.
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.