Manager of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Job Title:

Manager of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences  

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Key and functional tasks of the department:

– Coordination of the activities of the School in terms of providing quality education in the humanities and social sciences, including the development of modern technological infrastructure necessary for the effective implementation of the educational process;

– Development, maintenance and further effective cooperation with foreign partners;

– Facilitating the effective functioning of the academic programs through the establishment and further development of partnerships with leading domestic and foreign universities, research centers and other organizations;

– Participation in the negotiation and drafting of agreements (memorandums, contracts) with foreign partners within the competence of the School.

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Key and functional tasks of the position:

1) assisting the Dean and the Executive Director of the School in organizing the School activity: interaction and communication with instructors and students;

2) assisting the Dean of the School in preparing materials for presentations for internal/external use;

3) monitoring and administrating organizational arrangements for scientific conferences, official meetings, round tables, seminars, short-term programs and courses; 

4) developing contracts and agreements within ongoing activities, preparing and submitting reports, invoices, acts of services provided and other documents related to them;   

5) recording and monitoring of registration process of participants in conferences, short-term programs and courses; 

6) traveling and participating in the activities organized for attracting local and foreign students to the School;

8) preparing analytical data and reports on the issues within his/her competence;

9) developing and monitoring the execution of School’s communications plan;

10) maintaining the School’s web-site; timely posting, deleting and updating required information on the web-site and social accounts of the School;    

11) developing design of  information booklets and print products of the School;

12) assisting in the formation of the School’s budget in parts related to his/her competence;

13) preparing reports on School budget implementation in parts related to his/her competence;

14) monitoring and administering students’ work related to translation services;

15) administering the issues of School development and providing assistance  in addressing the issues of School’s operating activity;

16) monitoring of compliance with internal regulatory documents of the University on issues within his/her competence;

17) recording and tracking of official orders given by the University management to the School on issues within his/her competence, as well as subsequent preparation of reports on their execution;

18) providing consulting and methodological assistance to School employees on issues within his/her competence;

19) participating in the processes of risk identification, assessment, management, monitoring within the framework of areas within his/her competence;

20) timely and qualitative performance of other assignments of School management;

21) performing of any other duties as required.

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Education

Higher education, preferably with English as a language of instruction; Master, Bachelor or Specialist degrees in

–          Public Relations;

–          Marketing;

–          Law;

–          Management in education; Management;

–          Finance;

–          Economics;

–          International Relations;

–          Tourism, Languages;

–          Humanities and Social Sciences;

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Desired professional experience (duration, sphere, and other)

Work experience shall comply with one of the following requirements:

– at least 1 year of relevant professional experience in areas corresponding to functional areas of the specific position in civil service, or in international and/or national companies, if a candidate holds a Master’s degree; or

– at least 3 years of professional experience in areas corresponding to functional areas of the specific position in civil service, or in international and/or national companies, if a candidate holds a Bachelor’s or a Specialist degree; or

– at least 2 years of experience in autonomous organization of education “Nazarbayev University”.

Professional certifications in the field of Public Relations and Marketing are preferable.

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Professional skills

– English translation skills;

– skills in records management in Kazakh and English; 

– knowledge of processes and tools in the field of public relations and marketing communications;

– strong skills in the field of public relations and marketing communications;

– financial records keeping skills;

– budgeting skills;

– advanced negotiation and work process planning skills;

– high analytical and organizational skills;

– familiarity with the educational system, culture and history of Kazakhstan;

– fluency in Kazakh, Russian and English languages;

– strong oral and written communication skills.

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Personal skills

– commitment to goals and values of the University;

– interpersonal skills;

– ability to work effectively individually as well as a member of both local and international teams;

– developed leadership skills;

– ability to work with people from diverse cultural background;

– analytical approach in solving of any task;

– ability to function effectively under tight deadlines;

– ability to take responsibility for his/her own decisions;

– a positive attitude and ability to plan and adapt to change;

– ability to collaborate effectively within a complex administrative environment.

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Proficiency in languages, including state language, (list of languages)

Good oral and written command of Kazakh, Russian and English languages is necessary.

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Computer skills (programs, computer literacy):

High-level computer literacy (Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, 1С: Enterprise).

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Final date of CV submission

Open until filled.

Please send your CVs to hiring_shss@nu.edu.kz.