International Business College Mitrovica (IBC-M)
Position Title: Director
Location: Mitrovica, Kosovo
Term of Appointment: Three-year full-time appointment with possibility of renewal
Vacancy deadline: 20.11.2018
The International Business College Mitrovica (IBC-M) invites applications for the position of Director. IBC-M is an internationally accredited professional higher education institution offering 2-year vocational diplomas and 3.5-year Bachelor Degrees in the fields of Business, Public Administration and Environmental and Agricultural Management. IBC-M issues its own diplomas as well as double degrees from the Lillebaelt Academy of Professional Higher Education in Denmark and the University College Lillebaelt. IBC-M is accredited at the institutional and programme level by EVALAG, a German accreditation agency and member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, (ENQA), since 2012, EVALAG is listed on the European Register for QA agencies (EQAR), a national requirement for foreign agencies operating in Kosovo.
IBC-M is based in two modern campuses in Mitrovica, serving the different communities present in the city. It is characterized by its application-oriented approach, which ensures that its graduates hold a qualification that is relevant to the rapidly developing regional job market. The IBC-M motto “From Theory to Practice” is a commitment to a permanent orientation to the world of work. All courses are conducted in English.
IBC-M was originally founded in 2008 by SPARK, a foundation based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, engaged in economically and politically challenging environments. This may explain the focus of IBC-M on links between higher education and entrepreneurship, which helps empower young, ambitious people to lead their conflict affected societies into prosperity.
The position of Director is a full-time, three-year appointment with possibility of extension. (6 months’ probation period will be applied). The Director works across two campuses in north and south Mitrovica, Kosovo. The college is funded through a mix of international and local government funding as well as self-generated income through tuition fees, professional services, renting of premises and grants. The Director will be tasked with increasing the student population, expanding access to programmes relevant to working professionals, and implementing an applied research strategy.
Main tasks & responsibilities
The Director is responsible to the IBC-M Board of Directors for overall College Managment.
The Director shall:
Requirements & skills:
IBC-M invites application for the position of the College Director that will lead unique inter-ethnic higher education institute in the region that offer practice oriented business education through strong European Union support. Furthermore, to the high quality IBC-M serves as a center of Excellence for the region in bridging the gap between academic, professionals and business through different EU funded projects. IBC-M by leading the biggest ERASMUS + capacity building project in Kosovo provides a knowledge transfer between Academia and Industrial stakeholders and contributes to sustainable multi-ethnic collaboration and economic stability in the region.
If you are interested, please send us your letter of motivation outlining how you meet the above criteria, along with a CV and three references, no later than 20.11.2018. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted at Mid December 2018 or early January 2019, which may include a site visit to Mitrovica. Only complete applications will be reviewed.
Applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Application: Director of IBC-M’ in the subject line. For more information and enquiries, contact email@example.com or visit the IBC-M website, www.ibcmitrovica.eu.
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