Academic Advisor

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-665

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Overall Objective:
Coordinate communication between the Dean's office and the higher University administration and other institutions inside the UAE and educational and health institutions abroad.

General Tasks
- Enrich the students life though curricular and extra-curricular activities.
- Advocate for students who face challenging situations, whether they are academic difficulties, personal or health problems within the rules and regulations of the CMHS and the UAEU.
- Provide channels to students counseling and mentorship.
- Organize admission process for students in affiliation with the admission and enrollment office.

Liaise with housing to address the various issues that the student can encounter, such as:
- Accommodation requests during exams or summer vacation for research purposes.
- Late reporting /oncall/ overnight time away from the hostel for female students.
- Coordinating transportation through the UAEU general services.
- Approving excuses for absence or time away from the college.
- Issuing official documents such as To Whom It May Concern letter and transcripts to students.
- Address concerns raised by parents/ guardians pertaining to the college

Specialized Tasks
- Helping student to forming different committees and helping them to organize their extracurricular activities.
- Arrange meeting for students who needs help with the concerned parties.
- Receiving list of applicants from the admission office, arrange the entrance exam, issuing the results, arrange for the admission interviews, arranging different issues for the new admitted students.
- Send requests to the housing administration to host our students in the summer or vacation time if they needed to stay there, seeking permission from the housing administration for clinical students who have on call duties for late reporting to the hostel or overnight time in hospitals.
- Arrange with the transportation office to arrange buses for our students who from the hostel and the college or for their hospital visits or trips.
- Receiving excuses from students and evaluating them and then get the approval from seniors if needed and after that send notifications to the people in charge to reverse the absences.
- Receiving students' requests for official documents and then issuing within 2 business days.
- Meeting with sponsoring entities to update them about their students' academic performance and send them in regular basis, academic transcripts for their students.


The position is available for UAE Nationals.

Minimum Qualification
- B.Sc. on relevant field
- 1 + Years of Experience

Preferred Qualification
As above

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
- Arabic and English proficiency
- Computer Skills
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Integrity and high ethical standard
- Working under pressure
- Good organizational skills
- Team player
- Records maintenance skills
- Database management skills

About the Company

Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling about 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.

As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked the number one research university in the GCC, number two in the Arab World, and #370 globally.

UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.

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