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By:Saied Beckford <beckfordsaied4@gmail.com>
Date: 27 November 2015

Saied Beckford
Experienced Education Administrator

East Orange, NJ 07017 beckfordsaied4@gmail.com - 1 (973) 849- 5898

Over fifteen years of experience in the instruction delivery, curriculum development, educational administration and human resources management field coupled with a Masters of Art in Education from University College London, an elite educational institution in England.


Virtual College Administrator

EFAG College - Doha - 2015 to Present

To plan, organize, and administer the activities of my division efficiently.

To keep informed of new developments relating to my function and to maintain a creative and experimental attitude toward change, in order to continuously improve the operation of my area of responsibility.

To recommend the organizational structure and staffing

To interview and recommend to the president personnel for hire.

To establish and maintain an organizational climate that encourages the development, retention, and a high level of morale among personnel.

Keep my immediate supervisor informed of activities of the unit, particularly of major or unusual developments, and seeking his/her advice and counsel.

To promote an integrated effort in the administration of the college by cooperating with other administrators and staff and coordinating my activities with theirs when such action is indicated.

To maintain effective relations with faculty, students, and community, and other educational institutions and to interpret college policies and programs accurately and constructively.

To recommend the budget for my division and, within limitations established by the board or President, to administer my budget.

To serve on committees and councils as directed by board policies and procedures or by my immediate supervisor or the President.

To represent the college and attend professional meetings as authorized by my immediate supervisor.

To provide information and reports to the board at the request of the President.

To implement a plan to supervise students attending courses during the day, in the evening or weekend, and at clinical internship dates.

To perform any other duties assigned or delegated by my immediate supervisor.

Curriculum and Instructions Operations Officer

Northern Caribbean University - 2013 to 2015

Participate in the development and evaluation of new curriculum.

Conduct research and consult with faculty, staff and business representatives in the design and development of new curriculum.

Coordinate the review/assessment of current curriculum to ensure that course/program is meeting intended objectives and requirements.

Prepare instructional material for printing and develop outlines with the necessary basic detail to direct instruction.

Develop and maintain research database that may be utilized to develop and review curriculum.

Work with Development team and Head of School to produce reports for external stakeholders.

Work with Executive Team and program staff to recruit teachers

Attend conferences and meetings to promote program and mission to stakeholders

Responsible for updating reports

Assist Executive Team in the financial and administrative management of all teacher-based programs, including developing and meeting budget, fundraising, and hiring and supervising staff.

Undergraduate Academic Program Coordinator

University of the West Indies - 2012 to 2013

Assist in recruiting, hiring, orienting, and training faculty and assigned staff which includes assuring that assigned faculty members hold the appropriate teaching credentials.

Assist in quarterly faculty evaluations and coaching sessions.

Coordinate the student registration process for on-campus and online courses each quarter.

Enroll students in the student management system, updates student contact information, enters assessment test scores, and other daily processes.

Develop a quarterly class schedule and participates in weekly attendance meetings.

Work in collaboration with the associate provost online academic operations to contact campus based students if they stop attending online courses.

Coordinate quarterly assessments, processes mid-term progress alert forms, and manages career placement services and workshops.

Track daily registrations and updates weekly goal report and monitors quarterly tutoring service usage.

Monitor students who withdraw from courses and improves processes to increase retention; monitors registrations to ensure accuracy in academic advising.

Serves on student conduct committee.

Assist in the inventory, ordering and distribution of instructor material.

Build a representative student government, which plans and implements events and activities of cultural, social and/or recreational natures.

Assist in compiling book order, stocking books, and book inventories; assist students by selling and returning books and merchandise.

Advise assigned students and maintains student academic records and files to ensure they represent an accurate, complete and current account of student’s academic progress.

Coordinate SAP appeals and completion of SAP letters; completes change of registration forms and change of program forms.

Audit all course pre-requisites and student and instructor overload reports.

Monitor transcript evaluation requests to ensure that official transcript evaluations are received and reviewed with students in a timely manner.

Complete grade change forms and incomplete grade forms.

Assists with the quarterly academic awards and honors program and participates in student orientations.

Coordinate and submits graduate applications; reviews student requests for course overload, independent study requests and course substitution forms.

Monitor communication with at-risk students to ensure their academic success.

Facilitate the grade grievance process as defined by academic policy.

Perform other duties as assigned

Department Chairperson - English Department

Jamaica College - 2000 to 2012

Set goals with faculty members in the form of planned faculty portfolio.

Conduct annual performance review of faculty and staff. Make merit recommendations to the dean. Evaluate faculty members for promotion/tenure and pre-tenure contract renewal decisions in accordance with university policy.

Guide development of junior faculty in terms of promotion and tenure.

Work with division members to prepare for, and respond to, their post-tenure reviews

Assist with maintenance of accreditation.

Arrange attendance of faculty at recruiting, fundraising and other events

Coordinate the completion of academic and governance tasks required of academic area members within the division.

Represent the department to internal and external academic communities, alumni, business and industry, government, foundations, and the general community.

Promote and enhance the image of the department

Schedule classes, including developing a two-year schedule, with the Associate Dean of Academics.

Recruit, train, and develop faculty, clinical and adjunct faculty, professional staff, and support staff to meet the needs of the department.

Oversee administrative assistants and graduate assistants.

Hire and manage adjuncts.

Manage the department’s budget as determined by the dean.

Interact with advisory board committees that are most closely aligned with the department's programs and courses or delegate that responsibility to an appropriate faculty member.

Actively promote department programs within the university, at other institutions (including community colleges)

Participate in weekly management committee meetings.

Handle student grievances, complaints, cases of plagiarism and other cheating, etc.

English Instructor

Jamaica College - September 1999 to June 2000

Oversee the design and development of the overall curricula, and develop and deliver a range of programs of study (sometimes for entirely new courses) at various levels.

Develop the quality assurance framework within the College’s overall framework, including the validation and revalidation of courses, and student admission and assessment.

Transfer knowledge including practical skills, methods and techniques.

Encourage the development of innovative approaches to course design and delivery and ensure that teaching design and delivery comply with the quality and educational standards and regulations of the department.

Challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.

Supervise student projects, field trips and, where appropriate, placements.

Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to students.

Ensure that the teaching content and methods of delivery are in accordance with equal opportunities, and respond to issues relating to staff and student needs.


Masters of Arts in Education

University College London - London

2001 to 2004

Bachelors of Arts in English and Linguistics

University of the West Indies - Kingston

1997 to 2001

Diploma in Primary and Secondary Education

Mico University College

1994 to 1997

High School Diploma

Jamaica College 1989 to 1994


Time Management (10+ years), Communication Skills (10+ years), Problem Solving (10+ years), Project Management (10+ years), HTML 5 (4 years), Java Script (3 years), SQL (7 years), Quickbooks (10+ years), Photoshop (4 years), Public Speaking (10+ years), Microsoft Office Suite (10+ years), CSS (4 years), Event Management (10+ years), Team Leadership (10+ years), Adobe Creative Suite (5 years), SEO (3 years), Strategic Planning (10+ years), Human Resources (10+ years), Negotiation (10+ years)



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