The Inbound Advisor advises and monitors a caseload of students participating in a scholarship program benefiting exceptional high school graduates from the Middle East. These students are selected to receive scholarships to college preparatory programs followed by undergraduate degree programs in science and technology in the U.S. This Inbound Advisor opening will support the KAUST Gifted Student Program, a scholarship for gifted Saudi Arabian nationals in undergraduate degrees in STEM fields in the United States. This Student Advisor will primarily support Undergraduate students, who are enrolled in undergraduate degrees in STEM fields in various US universities. The advisor provides holistic support including coaching in academic, career, and personal development. Advisors are also responsible for a variety of weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports. Advisors help identify the best schools for students based on their individual study and research interests. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology established KGSP in 2008, with an aim of creating a pool of highly-qualified Saudi students within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, who will contribute to KAUST's mission of advancing scientific knowledge through cutting-edge research and education. The KGSP provides talented Saudi high school graduates with the guidance and support to successfully navigate their undergraduate degree programs at premier institutions in the U.S. Students benefit from individualized advising, enrichment, and pre-professional opportunities, while maximizing the unique cultural experiences of living abroad
•Serves as main point of contact for a small caseload of participants and their host institutions
•Develops an individual development plan for each participant, working with them on action plans related to skills development and professional opportunities
•Monitors, tracks, and reports on participant academic or professional progress, conduct, well-being, and program compliance
•Provides emergency support, connecting participants to local resources and coordinating follow-up as necessary
•Maintains participant data in Client Relationship Management (CRM), following established processes
•Assists in the planning and implementation of regional and global events, including orientations
Education and Work Experience:
•Requires a Bachelor’s degree in order to apply a working knowledge of the theories and principles in a specialized field or work discipline.
•Requires at least two years of related work experience.
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Strong understanding of international participants and ability to manage cultural and counseling issues.
•Broad knowledge of assessment, training, and advising tools.
•Project management experience preferred.
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
Work Conditions & Physical Demands:
Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
26 - 50%
Chicago IL - Chicago, IL 60602 US (Primary)
Denver CO - Denver, CO 80203 US
Houston TX - Houston, TX 77027 US
Minimum Education Required