Academic Advisement Officer Full-time Job

2 weeks ago   Education   Ras Al Khaimah City   115 views Reference: 34070
Job Details

Purpose & Responsibilities

This position has as its focus supporting the retention of at-risk students (students on academic warning, probation 1 and probation 2) at AURAK. The Early Warning/Academic Advisement (EWAA) Officer functions with the mind-set of a “social-worker” by reaching out to students and conducting regular follow-up to engage at-risk students through support and encouragement to help them remain connected to their academic pursuits at the university. The EWAA Officer also supports keeping students connected to UPAS 100, an academic study skills course, required of students who are on Academic Warning. The position works in a cross-functional manner with administrative support for initiatives of the Office of Student Affairs. The work environment is student-centered, solution-oriented and constantly evolving, with high expectations for accuracy and follow-through with assigned tasks.

Minimum Qualification and Education

Essential: Bachelor’s degree required and master’s degree in social work, counseling, college student development or higher education administration preferred.

Required Knowledge And Skills

Experience in a university setting working to support student-centered programs and projects.

Basic understanding of student development and academic affairs practices.

General knowledge of programming and event planning in a university setting.

Have or be willing to adapt a student-centered philosophy for programs, projects and services that are developmental and educational in nature.

Excellent administrative and managerial skills for an office setting that requires solution-oriented thinking

Computer proficient with a strong working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet manipulation.

Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) is a must and willingness to learn and use online university SIS/office management software.

Excellent communication skills in English, both spoken and written, are mandatory.

Know how to organize information and set priorities, including scheduling.

Must possess good communication, organizational, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

Possess the ability to work with sensitive and confidential information.

Company Description
The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is a public non-profit, independent, coeducation institution of higher education which delivers an integrated American-style, undergraduate and graduate education with a strong focus on the local indigenous culture.
UAE Institutional Licensure
The American University of Ras Al Khaimah, located at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah Road, Ras al Khaimah, UAE, PO Box: 10021, is officially Licensed from 1 August 2009 to 10 January 2023 by the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates to award qualifications in higher education.
International Institutional Accreditation
AURAK is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees (Level III). Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of AURAK.
Program Accreditation
AURAK located at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah Road, Ras al Khaimah, UAE, PO Box: 10021, has earned Accreditation through the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education for all degrees offered at the institution.
All our current Engineering Programs are accredited by the American Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). In addition, our School of Business has received a letter from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accepting its initial self-evaluation report.