Part-Time USP VII Program Assistant Director
The Outreach and Civic Engagement Office is looking for a USP VII Program Assistant Director under the USAID University Scholarship Program (USP) reporting to the Program Director. This position is based on Beirut Campus with occasional commuting to Byblos Campus and is for a limited duration. It requires physical presence on campus during LAU operating hours.
The USP VII Program Assistant Director provides support to the Program Director to ensure that the terms of the USP grant are upheld.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
- Works closely with Grant Management Team in implementing, coordinating and monitoring the progression of the Grant in compliance with its rules and regulations
- Serves as the USP Scholars’ guide to ensure their success in the program
- Acts as a liaison between USP students and LAU Faculty/Staff
- Explains USP Grant terms and LAU policies and procedures
- Ensures USP scholars compliance with the program requirements and follows-up on scholars’ progression to guarantee continued evolvement towards completion of the degree requirements in a timely manner
- Generates and reports data in compliance with USP procedures and Grant agreements and improves data processing and reporting
- Coordinates with LAU Faculty Advisors regarding any changes that might occur in Scholars’ academic plans
- Discusses any Scholars’ academic and/or personal difficulties with Program Director
- Maintains Scholars’ academic records and consistently updates the data accordingly
- Coordinates with the Registrar’s office to stay informed of important or general announcements that need to be relayed to Scholars
- Develops, prepares, and applies an effective and efficient system to produce accurate and timely reports
Minimum Required Qualifications
- Bachelor degree
- Minimum 5 years of experience in project administration, out of which, preferably 1 year in grant management
- Fluent in Arabic and English both written and spoken
- Ability to think strategically, and creatively to solve problems
- Ability to exercise good judgment in different situations
- Capacity to take initiative and make difficult decisions when necessary
- Proven ability to work in a dynamic team and build strong working relationships
- Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills
- Excellent people skills
- Excellent communicator and writer who can articulate information to problematic students
Interested candidates should email their CVs with a letter of interest outlining the applicant’s relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying the job title in the subject line.
Closing date for accepting applications is Thursday, December 2, 2021.
CVs should include the exact month and year while listing the candidate’s professional experience and educational history. No applications will be accepted after this date, and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
The Lebanese American University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.