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Career and Graduate School Advisor - Career Development Center (Fixed Term for 3 Years)

New York University Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 20, 2023

NYU Abu Dhabi is pioneering a new model of higher education for a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research and to advancing cooperation and progress on humanity?s shared challenges. Drawing on the strengths of the NYU global network, it offers an outstanding liberal arts and sciences education to students from the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and around the world, with a distinctive focus on intercultural understanding and leadership. It supports innovative research and graduate education programs that push forward the frontiers of knowledge and respond in powerful and interdisciplinary ways to vital global and local challenges.

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Career & Graduate School Advisor reporting to the Assistant Director, Career Advising.

The Career & Graduate School Advisor is an integral part of the advising team in the Career Development Center (CDC) within Student Affairs at NYU Abu Dhabi. They will serve in a critical student-facing capacity, supporting students from diverse backgrounds in career exploration, assessing their career and professional goals, and preparing students graduate school and academic and industry focused internships and jobs.

The Career & Graduate School Advisor will oversee and support Consulting/Finance/Business, Science/Engineering/Tech career communities for the Career Development Center engaging with undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, they will deliver career education and professional development programming, services, and resources for graduate students and postdoctoral associates. They will provide undergraduate and graduate career advising, facilitating tailored support, group coaching, peer to peer learning, as well as brokering curated programming and industry resources. They are expected to be responsive to the student population through innovation, data fluency and strategic thinking. The Career & Graduate School Advisor will support with tracking program attendance, student outcomes, internship placements and alumni related to the career communities, to inform ongoing support. Given the robust mission and vision of NYU Abu Dhabi and the Student Affairs Division, programs and services are expected to reflect this mission, vision, and strategic direction as part of a larger whole.

This position will build relationships and collaborate with relevant stakeholders, employers and vendors. They will contribute to student affairs divisional or institutional projects and committees based on the needs and priorities of the division.

The position can be elevated to Senior Career and Graduate School Advisor based on appropriate experience.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the management of designated career communities through promotion, stakeholder management, regular communication, programming and industry resources
  • Provide one-on-one career advising and group coaching, skill development and support for undergraduate and masters students interested in graduate programs and/ or careers related to career communities
  • Provide career exploration advising through career assessment and programming to graduate and undergraduate students
  • Engage students through interactive workshops utilizing education technology and develop digital resources and articles
  • Leverage data to inform strong advising, including student engagement data and outcome data.
  • Collaborate with student staff in development of programming, peer to peer learning, marketing and other ad-hoc projects
  • Design and deliver career education and professional development programming for graduate students and postdoctoral associates
  • Attend graduate student orientations and networking events in collaboration with the Graduate Postdoctoral Program Office
  • Design, facilitate skill building workshops, industry panels or site visits to support graduate students and postdoctoral students
  • Advise students on teaching, research and diversity statements
  • Manage graduate and undergraduate skill building and internship and interview grant programs
  • Develop strategies to support individuals across all disciplines seeking opportunities in academia and industry
  • Establish, build, and maintain relationships with related student interest groups and faculty program heads
  • Partner with NYUAD alumni, local, regional and global employers to facilitate career community programming
  • Outreach to employers building and maintaining relationships between the institution and employers
  • Liaise with Graduate Postdoctoral Programs Office and NYU’s global sites as needed.
  • Liaison with career resource vendors when appropriate
  • Contribute to student affairs divisional or institutional projects and committees based on the needs and priorities of the division
  • Support recruiting, orientation, or related career events through presentation, tabling or event support

Required Education:
  • Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, or closely related field
  • Career coaching and advising, Research, Project management, Google Suite
Required Experience:
  • A minimum of three years of work experience in university career counseling, pre-professional advising, student affairs, and other relevant industries
  • Demonstrated ability to connect students with potential opportunities
  • Experience working with graduate students or graduate programs
  • General familiarity with the principles of employment techniques, such as the teaching of effective job search strategies, interviewing skills, and resume preparation
  • Ability to implement individual and group programs in career development for specified populations
  • Collaborate with other external and internal stakeholders to curate workshops.
  • Strong computer and office software skills
  • Experience in internal stakeholder management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • High level of proficiency with standard computer software, and capacity to learn new programs
  • Strong service-oriented demeanor, exercising discretion where needed. Website content management, publication design, database maintenance, and/or presentation software expertise strongly preferred
  • Ability to prioritize and adapt in a fast-changing environment, demonstrating initiative and dependability
  • Comfortable with public speaking
Preferred Education:
  • Terminal degree, ideally an Ed.D. or Ph.D.
Preferred Experience:
  • Experience in a university career center advising graduate students and/or postdoctoral scholars
  • Experience in career and professional development programming toward academic and non-academic careers
  • Experience working with diverse, multicultural constituencies
  • Experience in tech, business, economics, financial, and consulting sector
  • Ability to work as a leader in developing graduate career programs in collaboration with professional colleagues
  • Understanding of career development issues affecting graduate students, and the ability to identify and analyze employment trends impacting them
  • Knowledge of local, national, and international job markets
  • Ability to work as a leader in developing graduate career programs in collaboration with professional colleagues
  • Understanding of career development issues affecting graduate students, and the ability to identify and analyze employment trends impacting them
  • Knowledge of local, national, and international job markets
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in order to speak effectively and credibly to a wide range of audiences
  • Familiarity with career assessment instruments
  • Knowledge of IDEB-related issues and programming

Other Information About NYUAD

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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