Senior Industry Liaison Specialist

Senior Industry Liaison Specialist

  • DVC - AAR Office
  • Closing: Thu 30 Nov 2023

Job Function

Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research (DVCAAR), the Senior Industry Liaison Specialist  (SILS) is required to identify and liaise with the suitable partners (industry and others) to drive the deployment of the Strategic Plan of A ‘Sharqiyah University (ASU). 

The SILS is both internally and externally oriented role. The SILS will be responsible for coordinating with colleges and other units at ASU to identify the needs of colleges and the University and to liaise with various Governmental agencies, industries, higher education institutions, and community partners of ASU to deploy its resources and enhance collaborative activities with different partners in the best interest of the University.   


The Senior Industry Liaison Specialist shall be in charge of or assisting in the following: 

  • Assisting the DVCAAR in implementation and evaluation of the Industry and Community Engagement Strategy of the University.
  • Serving as a Secretary to the Industry and Community Engagement Committee of the University and other University Committees.
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with Government officials, and existing community, industrial and educational partners of the University.
  • Establishing and developing new networks and contacts with the external community and the local and international business entities including the higher education institutions.
  • Liaising with colleges and other units of the University in identifying the potential areas for cooperation with other business entities and educational institutions.
  • Seeking collaborative activities and working towards continuous improvement by creating memorandums of understanding and other agreements with the business entities.
  • Identifying opportunities for promoting the University and its services within the community through participation in innovative initiatives.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with professional institutions and professional accreditation bodies.
  • Seeking job placement, work placement, scholarship, internship, training, joint degree programs, research and consultancy, volunteering and other opportunities for the University and its stakeholders.
  • Assisting the DVCAAR in the planning and support of university events including industrial visits, graduation ceremony, university day, major university conferences etc.
  • Maintaining accurate records and files pertaining to local and international organizations.
  • Keeping abreast of developments in the field by undertaking horizon scanning of Higher Education sectors and by engaging in professional development activities.
  • Contributing to the development, review and effective implementation of university policies and procedures.
  • Assisting the DVCAAR in the University’s preparation for the Institutional Standards Assessment and Program Accreditation.
  • Contributing to the operational plan and annual report of the DVCAAR.
  • Providing support to academic leadership as and when required.
  • Assisting the DVCAAR in discharging his day-to-day activities.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the DVCAAR.


A minimum of 4 years of related work experience, preferably in University or College.


  1. Excellent command of English.
  2. Strong interpersonal and communication skills; with demonstrated ability to establish and develop productive and collegial working relationships, collaboration, and communication with all stakeholders. 
  3. Excellent time management skills with demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, prioritize, and effectively execute multiple initiatives, programs, and events, and meet established deadlines. 
  4. Commitment to excellent quality service provision.
  5. Ability to work in teams and under own initiative.
  6. Ability to foster a cooperative working environment.
  7. Ability to collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on this information. 
  8. Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information and records. 
  9. Ability to commit to the highest ethical standards. 


Bachelor's degree in any discipline where English is the medium of instruction

Job Overview

  • DVC - AAR Office
  • Job nature : Full Time
  • Posted date : Mon 20 Nov 2023
  • Closing date : Thu 30 Nov 2023

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