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American University of Armenia Assistant Director of University Extension

The Extension Program at American University of Armenia (AUA) (http://www.aua.am/) is seeking to hire an Assistant Director.

The candidate for this position will be expected to assist in day-to-day operations, HR management, financial management, and promotion/marketing of AUA’s Extension programs.He/she should assist in designing short- and long-term courses, seminars, workshops, recommend new formats and creative new courses, participate in developing policy and monitoring implementation, initiate market research, and study new trends in continuing education. Candidate will also be expected to havebudget development and oversight responsibilities, oversee the administration of contracts and grants in compliance with financial and other policies and procedures of AUA, organize and hold quarterly meetings, and assist in the preparation of various donor reports and invoicing.

Required Education and Experience

Doctorate degree or Master’s degree with credits towards doctorate, with experience in teaching and managing continuing education programs/ University administrative work.
Strong written/oral communications skills in English and Armenian.  Ability to network locally and regionally. Strong market research skills.
Knowledge of educational systems and assessment processes. Evidence of program and curriculum development.
Excellent interpersonal and team building skills with an ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment. Ability to work with a variety of constituencies.
Capacity to prioritize and meet deadlines. Commitment to providing high quality work.
Excellent computer skills including Word processing, Spreadsheets, Database management, etc.

The American University of Armenia Extension (AUA Extension) serves as the University’s principal interface with the community. At AUA Extension we plan, design, develop and deliver a number of quality courses to meet the needs of most public and private sector organizations, as well as individuals at large. Our focus is on helping them fulfill professional and/or career goals through flexible and innovative adult and continuing education programs, including training, workshops, and seminars. We offer comprehensive English Language Training, a multitude of Computer Literacy and Information Technology trainings and a number of Leadership, Business Management and Entrepreneurship courses. Our mission is to foster individual, organizational, and community growth and transformation, through accessible, high-quality training programs. Our Vision is to become the Training Organization of choice to meet the changing needs of those seeking the best in Continuing Education, Adult Training and Lifelong Learning.

A letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae with the names and contact information for three referees should be sent to jobs@aua.amwith the subject heading “Assistant Director, Extension Program”. Applications must be received by February29, 2016 to be considered.  Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for interview.

AUA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active non-discrimination program within the institution.

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