Graduate School and Career Advisor -Student Affairs (Fixed-Term for 3 Years)

Posting Number 2022-10027
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/22/2022 9:20 AM)
Career Development Center
NYU Abu Dhabi (AD00001)
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Student Services/Athletics

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

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


The Graduate School and Career 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 and readiness and preparing for graduate school.


The Graduate School and Career Advisor will oversee two career communities (eg. Career Exploration, Arts and Creative, Consulting/Finance/Business, Diplomacy/Law/Internal Relations, PhD and PostDoc, Science/Engineering/Tech and Health, Social Impact and Education) for the Career Development Center supporting both undergraduate and graduate students. They will provide graduate school and pre-professional career advising, facilitating tailored support, group coaching, peer to peer learning, as well as brokering curated programming and industry resources. The advisor will provide guidance on graduate school planning and development of student applications, including program selection, research, personal statements, and interviewing skills. They will oversee grant and funding programs,  and work closely with related test prep providers and graduate program central application systems. They are expected to be responsive to the student population through innovation, data fluency and strategic thinking. The Graduate School and Career 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.  


About NYUAD & Student Affairs

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is a central part of NYU's global network, marked by a uniquely international student population (100+ nationalities); a rigorous, liberal arts and science academic program; and a location at the crossroads of the Arab world. We are a highly diverse community that shapes and examines issues of common humanity through multicultural perspectives; recognizes that the breadth of an education here extends far beyond the classroom and the campus; sees students themselves as educators; and recognizes that true engagement with the breadth of our diversity requires curiosity, humility, and engagement with contrasting views and values.


NYUAD's Division of Student Affairs focuses on the out-of-classroom student experience, cultivating belonging, catalyzing development, and fostering engagement for a campus community of 1800+ students. The division brings together multiple functional areas – including cultural engagement, spiritual life, student activities, community outreach, career development, athletics, residential education, health, wellness and more – to provide students with the structure, resources, and support to maximize their educational experience and reach their full potential.


Student Affairs Leader Profile

We look for inclusive leaders that nurture collaboration and pursue diversity in people, thought and perspective. They model candor, transparency,  vulnerability, and good judgment. They are willing to receive feedback, accept ambiguity, take risks, acknowledge mistakes, and engage in conflict constructively. We want culture setters and strategic thinkers, who actively seek to align processes and programs with our values and institutional context. We seek those who are able to empower, inspire and motivate others to do and to be their best. Cultural humility undergirds our work, so our leaders need to be able to engage in the process of self-reflection and self-critique to both learn about others and to examine their own beliefs and cultural identities. 


Key Responsibilities:

Career Advising and Programming 

  • Oversee the management of two 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 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

Graduate School and Pre-Professional Advising and Programming

  • Co-lead the graduate school and pre-professional portfolio in collaboration with the other Graduate School and Career Advisor and CDC staff
  • Design, facilitate graduate school preparation and skill building workshops, alumni panels or site visits aimed at increasing career exploration of students interested in career communities
  • Advise students on graduate school requirements, admission strategies (course selection, personal statements, and interviewing skills), financial aid and review of personal statements
  • Co-manage grant program to support students with standardized test exams for graduate school admissions
  • Promote NYU Abu Dhabi students to competitive graduate/professional programs worldwide; marketing programs to the student body
  • Liaison with standardized test prep providers (eg. LSAC) or central graduate school application systems (eg. AMCAS) to support NYUAD students

Partnerships and Outreach 

  • Establish, build, and maintain relationships with related student interest groups and faculty program heads
  • Collaborate with faculty to identify graduate and professional school programs; co-facilitate programs
  • Partner with NYUAD alumni, local, regional and global employers to facilitate career community programming

Divisional Projects and Committees

  • Contribute to student affairs divisional projects and committees based on the needs and priorities of the division


Required Education:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Psychology, Advising, Counseling or related field

Preferred Education:

  • Career Coaching/Counseling Certificate
  • Career Assessment Certification (MBTI, Clifton Strengths, Strong Interest Inventory, Career Values)

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of two years of professional experience, with responsibilities including advising or mentoring or related experience
  • Experience working with an internationally diverse student population
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability and desire to work with diverse populations
  • Ability to design and facilitate workshops, presentations and group discussion
  • Demonstrated ability to be productive, deliver high quality work, take initiative, use good judgment and solve problems
  • Provide in depth and robust feedback on documents and craft strong written arguments for student candidates based on interviews
  • Capacity to advise students about nuanced career situations, taking into account industry trends, regional variability and student mobility
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, Zoom and ability to learn CRM software, Handshake
  • Some evenings and weekend work will be required

Preferred Experience:

  • Professional experience with career advising and guiding students in a higher-education setting
  • Direct experience advising university students
  • Knowledge of career development theories
  • Familiar with CRM Handshake


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