• Posted: September 4, 2019
    Deadline: September 30, 2019
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  • Academic City College is a premium quality tertiary education institution in Africa with a state-of-the-art ultra-modern campus in Accra, Ghana. Academic City offers holistic education to create well-rounded minds who can proactively and conscientiously contribute to local and global development.


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    Director of Quality Assurance

    Academic City College campus, Haatso, Accra, Ghana. This is a Full-time position and the base location for the position is Accra, Ghana.

    Reporting

    Director of Quality Assurance will report to Provost, Academic City College Ghana

    Core Responsibilities

    Leadership

    • Play an active role in the institution’s academic development team to ensure the institution achieves continued success for students and meets the future needs of the local communities
    • Establish trust and credibility with staff across the College, and external stakeholders including the local business community
    • Attend corporation meetings and represent the College at external events, as required
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    Service Delivery

    • Oversee and manage quality assurance and enhancement activities throughout the College and its various faculties and departments
    • Play an active role in ensuring that quality assurance and enhancement issues are appropriately considered throughout the College
    • Manage preparations for external assessments of the College’s academic provision
    • Lead and manage the production of relevant quality assurance literature, reports, and other documentation
    • Develop, implement and maintain formally published regulations, in hardcopy and electronic form
    • Advise upon and develop memoranda of agreements for all collaborative arrangements relating to credit-bearing courses and activities, both internal and external
    • Manage the establishment and operation of collaborative links with partner institutions
    • Responsible for the management and administration of quality assurance systems
    • Being the key contact with regards External examining and coordination with the mentoring Universities of the College
    • Development, management, and administration of internal and statutory student surveys, annual monitoring process, course modification process, course feasibility study and validation processes, College’s course periodic review processes
    • Produce and provide executive summaries of all relevant internal and external documentation and outputs, as required by senior management and other audiences
    • Produce and provide reports and other forms of assurance for the Academic Board and the Governing Council
    • Develop academic-related policy documents
    • Be a member of College committees and bodies and ensure that the highest of academic quality standards are met with
    • Act as the key holder of the assessment and curricular components of the student records system
    • Assist in the preparation of the Student Handbook and other policy documentation as required

    Planning and Organizing

    • Contribute to initiatives relating to quality assurance and enhancement at the institution
    • Contribute to the design and development of academic policies at the College
    • Plan and organize external quality assurance related reviews and audits
    • Plan the College’s on-going schedule of periodic reviews and validations
    • Produce reports as requested by the ARDAS relating to quality assurance and academic records activities.
    • Ensure that the service provided is an appropriate fit for the needs of the College and its affiliating Universities
    • Set and maintain strategic KPIs relating to the remit of the role, for reporting to senior management and governance level.

    Qualifications and requirements

    • A higher degree of education in the areas of Business, Engineering, Information Technology, Communications and at least ten (10) years’ work experience in the higher education sector
    • Extensive experience of having worked in academics, quality assurance and managing a quality department at a higher educational institution
    • Experience of liaising with a broad range of academic and administrative staff at all levels across an institution.
    • Experience of having worked at international Universities in North America, Europe will be an added advantage
    • Demonstrable analytical skills with an ability to focus, coordinate and synthesize data and information, produce concise, well-written reports which are suitable for a variety of audiences and make sound decisions based on information, to deliver effective results
    • Experience of working with external partners and stakeholders
    • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of duties concerning confidentiality, integrity, ethical values, equality, diversity and social responsibility reflecting the College’s values
    • Demonstrable commitment to customer service with a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude
    • Ability to think quickly under pressure with an aptitude for spotting and developing solutions
    • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should send their CV and a one-page cover letter to [email protected]

    The subject line of the email should be "Application for < Role, Your Name >"

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