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Posted Date: Jan 24, 2019
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Institute of Applied Technology

Senior Coordinator Industry Liaison
Institute of Applied Technology

Job Description

The Institute of Applied Technology is seeking Senior Coordinator Industry Liaison who responsible for identifying new and strengthening existing IAT relationships. As such, the obligatory will attend regular industry seminars and events to build a strong network in support of IAT initiatives. The Industry Liaison Senior Coordinator will act as “Account Manager” for IAT partners. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for ensuring suitable internship and graduate positions are available for IAT students. The Industry Liaison Senior Coordinator will also assist IAT Events team and academic staff when industry participation is required for IAT events.
Job Responsibilities
o Identify new, and strengthen existing IAT relationships with industry organizations to support IAT, its programs and its initiatives.
o Participate in the implementation of IAT-wide coordinated and focused relationship management strategy, including the development of a Customer Relationship Management system (CRM).
o Act as an “account manager” for those ongoing key relationships with IAT programs’ partners, ensuring that these relationships are fully developed, leveraged and retained.
o Plan and conduct regular meetings with industry organizations to promote IAT relations programs and maintain a strong understanding of students sponsorships, training and employment opportunities.
o In collaboration with the IAT Senior Manager Industry and Partnership, maintain a regular attendance at industry related meetings and industry events to develop a strong network of IAT partners and enhance IAT reputation.
o Cultivate IAT partners and employers for the purpose of supporting recruitment programs for IAT interns (for non-sponsored students), and development of work integrated learning opportunities for all students.
o Ensure that any issues between IAT interns and industry partners are resolved agreeably, and in a timely manner.
o Work closely with IAT outreach Committee, Community Relations, Alumni Relations and others in implementing IAT Relationship programs and initiatives.
o Encourage IAT charitable investment in support of its programs and meeting industry requirements.
o Undertake other duties as required and directed by his/her line Manager.


• Holds a Master of Arts in communication
• 3 years’ of experience in industrial relations field, partnership development, and marketing in academic institutions.
• Experience working as a liaison officer
• Industrial experience in IAT subject areas is preferred
• English Language proficiency (IELTS 7.0)



Job Details

  • Search by Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Search by Industry: Education, Training, and Library
  • Requirements : Employer (Public Sector)
  • Job Role: Education/Training
  • Employment Status: Full time
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Number of Vacancies: 1

Preferred Candidate

  • Career Level: Mid Career
  • Years of Experience : Min: 3 Max: 20
  • Residence Location: United Arab Emirates
  • Degree: Master's degree

Company Profile

With state-of the-art facilities and excellent support services, the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT) offers career-based technical education at the secondary and tertiary levels. IAT’s aim is to meet the industrial and technical challenges and requirements that will allow UAE national students to move on to higher education and pursue their careers in the higher technologies. The IAT, with its campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Al Shahama, encompasses higher learning start-ups in aviation, logistics, nursing and vocational training.

The Institute is government funded, founded in 2005 through Royal decree of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Abu Dhabi as a corporate body with full financial and administrative independence.

The teaching medium and mode of communication across the organization is English.

Salary and Benefits:
The IAT offers a competitive tax-free salary, housing allowance, air fare, relocation allowance (if deployed from overseas), medical insurance, gratuity and subsidized education for your children.

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