Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
- The Pre-Major Academic Advising Team, a support unit within the Student Success Unit (SSU) of University College, is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced academic advising specialist to join the team on a full-time basis.
- Within the team, each advisor has a set number of advisees to support each semester while also contributing to general advising duties for the university community at large.

Requirements

Minimum Qualification
- Master's degree with additional relevant qualifications in educational advising, student counseling or a related field.
- Proficiency in online advising systems.
- Leadership skills and ability to lead an advising unit.

Preferred Qualification
- A degree or certification in psychology.

A working knowledge of the following advising tools would also be beneficial
- Ellucian Degree Works
- Ellucian CRM Advise

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
- Additional areas of interest pertinent to the advisor role would be:
- Experience of Student Peer Mentoring Programs.
- Experience of delivering professional development training and support for peers and colleagues across the advising community.
- Experience with online advising at both the individual and group levels.
- Experience with international student advising.

Other important factors for selection will include
- Experience of advising, teaching or supporting Arabic students in an American model college or university (Essential)
- Be a flexible team player with the ability to work with students and colleagues from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds (Essential)
- Have an energetic and committed approach to student success (Essential)
- Possess strong language skills (English: Essential, Arabic: Desirable)
- Be task-oriented and able to complete tasks to stated deadlines (Essential)
- Be open to new challenges in a rapidly changing higher education environment (Desirable)
- Strong user of MS Office components and online meeting applications (Desirable)

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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