Graduate Career Advisor

New York University, Abu Dhabi  |  Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

Login to Apply

Job Overview

Posted February 10, 2019 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Graduate Career Advisor

Onsite Event Position ID: 2039
Job Type: Career Services
Location: United Arab Emirates
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: International Students < 2,000 Students
Employer ID: 30194
Application Deadline: 04/09/2019

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
NYUAD is an employer of choice both globally and within the Gulf region. It aims to offer the highest level of both traditional and regionally competitive benefits. In line with those offered at NYU New York, NYUAD’s traditional benefits include health, life, and disability insurances, as well as retirement benefits and tuition remission. The University's most competitive benefits are those that have been customized due to regional needs and practices in order to hire and retain the best available talent. They include housing assistance, a transportation allowance, a home-leave travel allowance, and private school tuition for employees' children, as well as annual vacation days and UAE statutory holidays. NYUAD strives to ensure that employees and their families enjoy a comfortable work and life standard by providing a high level of employee benefits support.
Housing for Position:
Live-off
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
NYUAD is an employer of choice both globally and within the Gulf region. It aims to offer the highest level of both traditional and regionally competitive benefits. In line with those offered at NYU New York, NYUAD’s traditional benefits include health, life, and disability insurances, as well as retirement benefits and tuition remission. The University's most competitive benefits are those that have been customized due to regional needs and practices in order to hire and retain the best available talent. They include housing assistance, a transportation allowance, a home-leave travel allowance, and private school tuition for employees' children, as well as annual vacation days and UAE statutory holidays. NYUAD strives to ensure that employees and their families enjoy a comfortable work and life standard by providing a high level of employee benefits support.
Housing for Position:
Live-off
Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Graduate Career Advisor to deliver career education and professional development programming, services, and resources for graduate students and postdoctoral associates. The Graduate Career Advisor will work to understand this population’s unique career interests, and develop strategies to support individuals across all disciplines seeking opportunities in academia and industry.

The Graduate Career Advisor acts as a specialist to deliver career counseling; CV and application feedback; networking connections locally, regionally, and internationally; and placement opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral associates. The advisor will liaise with senior stakeholders, including faculty, university administrators in the UAE and across NYU’s global sites. They will also co-devise, with the Associate Director of Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs and Assistant Director of the Career Development Center, a strategic plan to establish, strengthen, and maintain relationships between the institution and employers.

This position serves as an account manager for employers who want to foster stronger relationships with NYU Abu Dhabi master’s and PhD students, as well as postdoctoral scholars (postdocs).  Activities and responsibilities will involve interactions during employers’ recruiting trips, visiting employers onsite, and discussing employers’ needs during information sessions, career fairs, and other events.  

The Graduate Career Advisor will have the responsibility to coordinate professional development programs, including educational and recruiting events, industry-specific corporate visits, and networking programs. The advisor must have or develop an understanding of trends and best practices in graduate education and career development, while also being familiar with the needs of a global student population, the work authorization processes for international candidates, and career paths within a variety of fields.

Key Responsibilities

Design and execute a strategy for cultivating relationships and identifying career opportunities with employers interested in hiring graduate master’s students, doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars. Serve as a contact representing the Career Development Center to employers; promote NYUAD graduate students and programs to employers; optimize engagement between employers, students, and academic departments; and contribute to office-wide planning on employer engagement strategies. Attend networking events, professional development workshops and conferences to develop networks, understand industry trends, and improve counseling and technical skills

Counsel, advise, and educate graduate students and postdocs individually and in groups on topics related to career/professional development strategies, including exploration, planning and decision-making. Utilize relevant educational and organizational materials to support programs. Contribute to an annual calendar of skill-building workshops for the graduate community. Evaluate students' skills, interests, values, personality attributes, and experience using self-assessment instruments such as the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Collect and analyze assessment data on graduate career programming. Provide reporting on outcomes metrics, strategy implementation and outreach metrics

Create resources and program content to meet the needs of graduate students, employers, and campus partners. Create and edit promotional material to market CDC events and programs. Utilize social media platforms to engage students and employers, as well as to promote career panels and seminars tailored to specific interest groups and for general audience


Job Requirements

Essential:

  • 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
  • Strong computer and office software skills
  • 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

Desireable:

  • Experience in a university career center advising graduate students and/or postdoctoral scholars
  • Experience working with diverse, multicultural constituencies
  • 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

Application Information

Interested candidates must submit resume and cover letter through the TPE portal.

Log in to Apply
View all jobs for New York University, Abu Dhabi View All Jobs

Recommended Reading

Expand your career path by adding knowledge each step of the way.