Academic Manager (Full-time)

Job summary

The Academic Manager will be responsible for overseeing the academic operations within the institution. This role involves curriculum development, faculty management, student support, and ensuring that the academic programs meet the highest standards of quality and compliance. The Academic Manager will work closely with faculty, administration, and students to foster an environment conducive to academic excellence and continuous improvement. 

The Academic Manager will report to the School Principal. 

Role responsibilities (will include but are not limited to) 

  • Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of academic programmes and courses. 
  • Ensure curricula align with accreditation standards and industry requirements. 
  • Collaborate with faculty to update and enhance course content. 
  • Recruit, train, and supervise faculty members. 
  • Conduct performance evaluations and provide professional development opportunities. 
  • Foster a collaborative and supportive environment among faculty members. 
  • Oversee academic advising and support services to enhance student success. 
  • Address student concerns and grievances related to academic issues. 
  • Monitor student progress and implement interventions when necessary. 
  • Develop and maintain academic policies and procedures. 
  • Conduct regular reviews and assessments of academic programmes. 
  • Ensure optimal utilization of academic facilities and resources. 
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the institution’s strategic plan. 
  • Lead initiatives to enhance academic quality and institutional reputation. 
  • Represent the academic department in meetings and committees. 
  • Collect and analyse data related to academic performance and outcomes. 
  • Prepare reports for internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Use data to inform decision-making and strategic planning. 


Skills and Abilities 

  • Proficiency in the use of academic software systems such as Moodle. 
  • Excellent leadership, organisational, and communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of current trends and best practices in higher education. 
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students.  
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. 
  • Strong leadership skills. 


Education and Experience 

  • Level 7 degree in Education and at least 2 years’ experience in an academic management role; OR Level 7 qualification and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in an academic management role. 
  • Strong understanding of curriculum development, instructional design, and accreditation processes. 


Performance Metrics 

 The Academic Manager’s performance will be evaluated based on the specified performance metrics, which will be listed in more detail in a separate document and updated on an annual basis following performance reviews held with the Academic Manager or School Principal: 

  • Student performance and outcomes; 
  • Faculty performance and development; 
  • Program and curriculum management; 
  • Operational efficiency; 
  • Innovation and improvement; 
  • Leadership and team management. 


Professional Development

The Academic Manager must be open to pursue further professional development to advance within the role and be able to support the team as it grows and develops. For this role the person joining the team must be open to follow training programmes as set by the institutions’ Principal and CEO. Any training programmes offered by CMBS that are of interest to the Academic Manager will be fully sponsored by CMBS*.  

 A competitive financial package that aligns with market standards and is commensurate with experience will be offered to the right candidate.  

Position type

The successful candidate will work 40 hours per week on a full-time basis.

Where to apply?

Interested applicants may email their CV and cover letter to kristina@cmbs.edu.mt

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