April 12, 2005

HR Director - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Zayed University, the premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative and young institution committed to the education of Emirati women. It has 600 faculty and staff with a total of 2500 students across two campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Zayed University graduates bilingual students who are global in their thinking and equipped to become leaders of their country and role models for women in the Arab world. Zayed University is fully accredited in the U.A.E. and is a candidate for accreditation with the Middle States Commission for Higher Education in the U.S.A.

The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe and family-friendly environment.

The Opportunity

Zayed University is currently searching for a Director, Human Resources to lead university¡¦s human resource initiatives and programs across two campuses. Through a team of professionals, the Director develops HR policies and practices that enable our faculty and staff to work effectively in a diverse multicultural, international educational setting. In addition to providing strategic human resources advice and guidance to the university administration, the Director is responsible for leading: recruitment and retention, education and development (including major orientation programs), the National Development (Emiratization) Program, rewards & compensation, performance management, payroll services, employee records management, and a significant benefits program (including employee healthcare, University housing, and educational benefits for dependents).

The Requirements
* At least ten years of Human Resource Management experience of which five years will be in a senior leadership role, preferably in a higher educational setting or similar complex environment.
* A bachelor's or master's degree in Human Resource Management, Business Management or related field from an accredited college or university.
* A proven track record in the implementation of human resource best practices including developing programs and strategies in: recruitment & retention, reward management, education and development, and organizational effectiveness.
* Experience leading and influencing human resource policy formulation and implementation.
* Experience in the evaluation and implementation of complex HRIS or other integrated management systems.

The Benefits

The University's benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the United Arab Emirates, housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and his/her family, educational subsidies for children and subsidized healthcare for the employee.

To Apply

For information on the University and to apply online, visit our Web site at http://www.zu.ac.ae . In addition to completing the online application form, attach one file containing a letter of application and a current CV.

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