The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was established in 2003. The institution was conceived as Africa’s first Development University. Its mission is to pioneer service learning and build leaders who will be prepared to tackle societal concerns. Located in Yola, Adamawa State, the University is a world-class career-oriented institution missioned to be an agent of change in the development of the region. AUN has a strong commitment to providing the skills and the leadership essential to solving the continent’s critical social and economic problems. This position is a local one and opens to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria.
AUN is seeking for a permanent suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:
Job Title: Assistant Coordinator, Student Affairs (Female), New Foundation School (NFS)
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Department: Foundation Programs, New Foundation School
Candidates: External and Internal
Summary of Position
The Assistant Coordinator Student Affairs, New Foundation School (NFS) is charged with the responsibility of assisting the Assistant Vice President, Foundation Programs, in ensuring the smooth running of the daily operations of the AUN New Foundation School. These duties shall include assisting with the planning, development, coordination, and implementation of varying levels of activities for the New Foundation School with a view to achieving the vision and mission behind its establishment.
The incumbent will reside in the housing complex with the students and coordinate all aspects of their residence life. This position reports directly to the Coordinator Student Affairs, New Foundation School and also collaborates with the other staff of the NFS and AUN.
Detail Listing of Responsibilities
Assist in the coordination of the various activities including teaching and learning in the New Foundation School as determined by the Assistant Vice President (AVP), Foundation Programs.
Collaborates with other staff of NFS in coordinating the New Foundation School’s procedures as defined by the University’s policy.
Supervise the New Foundation School Students in the residence halls.
Suggest improvements as necessary.
Coordinate as necessary arrangements for public functions and social gatherings including seating according to protocol and special courtesies extended to members and guests.
Attend NFS events including student field trips, exercise sessions, campus activities, clinic check-ups/emergencies, off-campus events, etc. as required to supervise and assist NFS students.
Remain overnight in NFS residence hall or off campus as required to fulfill NFS student supervisory duties.
Suggest programs to provide students with a variety of popular events.
Secure and protect the New Foundation School’s assets, including facilities and equipment.
Responsible for assisting the AVP Foundation Programs in ensuring a conducive atmosphere for intellectual exploration and knowledge dissemination.
Assist the AVP Foundation Programs to manage all aspects of the New Foundation Schools ‘activities to ensure and maintain the quality of students enrolled.
Perform other duties as required or delegated by the NFS Coordinator, Student Affairs or the AVP, Foundation Programs
Requirements for the Position
A Bachelor’s degree or post graduate degree (preferred) from a recognized tertiary institution; plus four years increasingly responsible secondary school/ higher education, office support and administrative experience.
University policies and procedures affecting assigned work.
Office administration principles and practices.
Budgeting procedures and financial record keeping
Skill in English composition, grammar and punctuation.
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and political acumen.
Skill in compiling and presenting statistical information.
Other Requirements, Abilities for the Position:
Energetic, dynamic personality
Ability to perform consistently under pressure and to work cooperatively with others.
Ability to represent the NFS in a professional manner
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to receive and follow instruction.
Ability to run several projects at the same time simultaneously with a high level efficiency.
Description of Benefits:
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the University.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resumes, cover letters and references to: firstname.lastname@example.org The position being applied for should be the subject of the email.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
AUN is an equal-opportunity and non-discriminatory employer.
For more information on AUN, please visit www.aun.edu.ng
Application Deadline: 26th July, 2017.