Based in Chittagong, Bangladesh, the Asian University for Women (AUW) is an international, liberal arts and sciences university that seeks to cultivate the region’s next generation of female leaders. With a student body of more than 800 hailing from 17 countries, AUW promotes an ethos of cross-cultural understanding, academic curiosity, and ethical leadership. AUW provides a fast-paced work environment with new projects frequently on the horizon and strong opportunities for growth.
Reporting to the AUW Registrar and the AUW Support Foundation Managing Director, the Mentorship Coordinator is the primary liaison between AUW and the many individuals who serve as professional mentors to AUW students and graduates. The Mentorship Coordinator will play a key role in identifying and cultivating partnership and mentorship opportunities—maintaining a portfolio of relationships with individual mentors, as well as organizations that foster mentoring relationships between their employees and AUW students and graduates. The Mentorship Coordinator must also coach AUW students to get the most out of their mentorship experience. The majority of AUW students are first generation university entrants who have not had prior exposure to formal work or professional work environments and mentors. This position is based at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh and values flexibility to work on different projects. Relocation assistance to Chittagong will be provided.
· Work with AUW Support Foundation in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA) to ensure targeted, quality mentorship opportunities are available for AUW students and graduates.
· Research various types of organizations and prepare spreadsheets and brief summaries to support the supervisor.
· Communicate and network with individuals and organizations for mentorship opportunities as assigned by the supervisor.
· Coordinate and collaborate with faculty and administrators in the selection of students for mentorships.
· Drive the application processes, pass names of applicants to relevant committees, schedule interviews, and develop orientation and debriefing programs.
· Arrange internal and external meetings and take minutes for meetings.
· Prepare and administer budgets for the Center for Career Development and International Programs (CDIP) and other relevant stakeholders.
· Develop and oversee workshops and forums/conferences relevant to participating in a formal mentorship program.
· Prepare and maintain existing AUWSF and CDIP trackers for mentorship assignments.
· Prepare regular progress reports on assignments for internal and external stakeholders.
· Perform other administrative functions as necessary or as assigned.
Previous experience in an administrative and client-facing role and at least 2 years of work experience are required. A proven track record in corporate or public-private relations; knowledge of relevant mentorship research channels; and ability to work with a diverse range of students, faculty, and executives are required; impeccable English-language writing ability is crucial. Previous experience in an international working environment and/or a university career development center is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree is required.
Please email your cover letter and resume to Katsuki Sakai at Katsuki.Sakai@asian-university.org
Based in Chittagong, Bangladesh, the Asian University for Women (AUW) is an international, liberal arts and sciences university that seeks to cultivate the region’s next generation of female leaders. With a student body of more…