Mount Kenya University – Director, Digital Academic Management.

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Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a chartered and ISO 9001:2015 certified University committed to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education, serving both private and Government sponsored students at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. The University is a member of the Inter-University Council of East Africa as well as the Association of Commonwealth Universities. It is largely known for its dynamic, comprehensive and thorough academic and vocational training system as well as linkages with internationally reputable institutions. The University operates from the main campus in Thika with campuses in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret and Meru, as well as its Open Distance and Electronic Learning (ODEL) centres located in major towns in Kenya, Burundi, Somaliland and Uganda.

In pursuit of being a Centre of Excellence in Teaching, Research and Community Service, MKU invites applications from suitably qualified, visionary, competent, dynamic and experienced professionals with impeccable track record to fill the following vacant position

Qualification

  • PHD degree in the relevant field
  • Have at least three (3) years of academic and administrative experience at senior level and possess demonstrated leadership in an academic and/or research.
  • Have demonstrable competence in academic leadership in an academic/research environment;
  • Be a recognized scholar as evidenced by refereed journals publications, university level books as well as project grants and awards;
  • Be registered with, and be active members of professional associations in his/her profession;

OR

  • Master’s degree in the relevant field
  • Have at least five (5) years of academic and administrative experience at senior level and possess demonstrated leadership in an academic and/or research.
  • Have demonstrable competence in academic leadership in an academic/research environment;
  • Be a recognized scholar as evidenced by refereed journals publications, university level books as well as project grants and awards;
  • Be registered with, and be active members of professional associations in his/her profession;

Key responsibilities also include

  • To oversee development, designing and management of Open Learning programmes.
  • Advise and coordinate with the relevant schools and colleges to implement new courses on the virtual learning management platform.
  • Coordinates students’ enrolment, student’s admission administration and unit’s registration.
  • Follow ups on the admissible students to ensure 100% admissible students conversion.
  • Create awareness to both the students and faculty to the University set academics deadlines to promote 100% students’ registration and retention.
  • Generate students’ nominal roll and maintain student registry and other documentation and track the online applications.
  • Coordinating preparation of timetables for teaching and examinations.
  • Coordinates examinations and assessments administration Open, Distance and Electronic Learning students in collaboration with the relevant offices in the university and deal with examination logistics.
  • Provide the international and local students information and provide feedback on certificates equation and admission letters and students Identification Cards.
  • Proactively ensure that all issues touching on students’ academic matters are sorted out promptly.
  • Coordinates students’ tutorials, monitor teaching and learning, practicum and internship, attachment, CATs/assignments administration, examinations and teaching practice in collaboration with Open, Distance and Electronic Learning administration and schools.
  • Prepare academic calendar in line with the University calendar and coordinate matters related to credit transfer with the relevant schools and provide feedback to the students.
  • Ensure teaching workload, the right online instructors and timetables both academic and examinations timetables are prepared and shared with the Technical office for uploading in the website and system.
  • Ensure that the curriculum is implemented accordingly in conjunction with the University Schools.
  • Coordinate all matters pertaining to Digital Academic management and examinations including students’ welfare in conjunction with the relevant offices at the Mount Kenya University Open, Distance and Electronic Learning.
  • Ensure postgraduate students are allocated supervisors and supervised online and complete their work on time and conduct support seminars to grow the post-graduate numbers
  • Advise and mentor students on academic and examination matters and ensure the recommendation letters, transcripts, graduation clearance is conducted on time and students advised.
  • Coordinate personalized students’ library support services, graduation and other academic logistics and meet the digital school virtual coordinators regularly.
  • Carry out such other duties and responsibilities as may be delegated by the Principal, Open, Distance and Electronic Learning.

Requirements

Interested Candidates to apply through the Mount Kenya Online Recruitment Portal http://recruitment@mku.ac.ke on or before 26th November, 2021.

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  • All applications MUST be through the MKU recruitment online portal.
  • Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the Mount Kenya University terms and conditions of service.
  • Mount Kenya University is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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