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5 Jan 2017

Executive Management Vice President Academic

College of the North Atlantic – QatarDoha, Doha, Qatar

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Job Description

The beautiful and culturally progressive State of Qatar is home to the world class post-secondary institution, College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q). Internationally recognized as a comprehensive technical college, CNA-Q is committed to high quality, student-centred education. This commitment is reflected through state-of-the-art facilities, accessible and responsive technology programs and strong partnerships with industry.

The College in Qatar is owned by the State of Qatar under a Comprehensive Agreement with the College of the North Atlantic (Newfoundland and Labrador) and operates as College of the North Atlantic-Qatar. With more than 600 staff and 2,400 students, CNA-Q is one of Qatar’s largest post-secondary institutions. By providing training in a range of technical areas including Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Industrial Trades, Business Studies and Information Technology, CNA-Q brings the State closer to the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.

The Vice President Academic reports to both the Senior Vice President & Chief Learning Officer (CNA) and the President (CNA-Q) and is responsible for providing leadership in maintaining and strengthening the instructional programs of CNA-Q. As part of the senior leadership team and working closely with the Executive Committee, the Vice President Academic will coordinate the management of programs and personnel to achieve the mission of the College in meeting the educational needs of the State of Qatar. The Vice President Academic will also establish and maintain productive relationships with CNA’s Executive and the Qatar Project Office team as well as external stakeholders in Qatar, which include members of the community, industry, and government.

As the ideal candidate, you have a solid background in Canadian academic administration with at least five years of senior administrative-level experience. You have a relevant Master’s degree and, preferably, have earned a Ph.D. from an accredited university. You possess the leadership skills to manage change in a dynamic environment and your strong interpersonal capabilities have fostered professionalism and collegiality in your working relationships. You have a proven track record of working successfully within a diverse and multicultural environment and your ability to communicate with respect and sensitivity are hallmarks of your leadership style. You are a strategic thinker who is results-oriented and able to solve complex problems with creative solutions. Experience in an international education environment is preferred.

NOTE: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the State of Qatar visa process.

If you are a Canadian Citizen and are ready for a professional and personal adventure in the Middle East, we would like to hear from you. For more information regarding this exciting opportunity please contact Kristin Hewlett or Beverley Evans at 902-424-1103 or apply online at

For more information on working and living in Qatar, please visit our website at

College of the North Atlantic – Qatar Projet

P.O. Box 1693 St. John’s, NL A1C 5P7 Tel: (709) 758.7347

Job Categories: Contract. Job Types: Executive Management. Salary: 100,000 and above.

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