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President's Assistant for Logistics and Infrastructure Affairs


Position Description

The President's Assistant for Logistics and Infrastructure Affairs at An-Najah National University is a newly developed senior university administrative position and the only one of its kind within Palestinian universities and other higher education institutions. The President's Assistant for Logistics and Infrastructure Affairs is a strategic leader with an entrepreneurial mindset who is responsible for strengthening relationships with external and internal constituents. Furthermore, the president's assistant establishes connections with executive and senior leaders, department directors, managers as well as internal and external interested parties to enhance the educational achievements of university graduates.

The President's Assistant for Logistics and Infrastructure Affairs at the University oversees the University’s strategic planning and development of its logistic and infrastructure functions. This position corresponds with the university’s broader view of shifting between operational and strategic work, problem-solving, and teamwork. The president's assistant coordinates logistic activities to ensure efficient and effective purchasing processes, the use of resources, and the appropriate application of technology across the university. 

The President's Assistant for Logistics and Infrastructure Affairs partners with other University leaders to define and execute a strategic roadmap that delivers a competitive advantage to the University. Moreover, the president's assistant provides vision and hands-on leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives for the University. This position reports directly to the President of the University.

Responsibilities/Duties 

  • Managing the University's relationships with external parties. 

  • Providing and facilitating opportunities and mechanisms for faculties to meet with industry practitioners.

  • Presenting information about the university’s programs, capabilities, facilities, and resources to industry groups, society leaders, etc.

  • Staying current with industry trends, employment projections, and demand-driven data to make recommendations for future academic programs, training, and certifications to embed in existing offerings or develop new offerings.

  • Participating in upholding the university's policies, strategies, and goals.

  • Overseeing daily logistic activities and ensuring their efficiency.

  • Managing the University resources and optimizing their use. 

  • Contributing to the development of the University's relationships with other academic and non-academic institutions.

  • Developing and leading the strategy of keeping and maintaining the current/future University physical resources to support the delivery of education and learning processes. 

  • Managing and reporting the status of the resources and informing the administration of any potential supply issues that may impact the delivery of education. 

  • Meeting with Senior Management, Directors, Deans, and Department Head across the University to establish and implement a Logistic Strategic Plan.

  • Working closely with the University technology team to implement buildings and classrooms automation, where appropriate to ensure University performance, availability, and service across academic and non-academic departments

  • Establishing strong relationships across the University leadership team to ensure the overall strategic direction of the Information Technology implemented is consistent with, and supported, by business functions.

  • Leading multiple cross-functional teams of senior leadership representatives to consensus-based decisions on behalf of the University President.

  • Ensuring all operationalized decisions and initiatives are implemented throughout the University.


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