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

Posting Number 2024-13217
Posted Date 3 months ago(3/26/2024 12:56 PM)
Career Development Center
NYU Abu Dhabi (AD00001)
Compensation Grade
Band 52
Is relocation available for this job?
Business/Professional Administrative

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply. 


NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Graduate School and Career Advisor (STEM and Pre-Health) to join the Career Development Center, reporting to the Assistant Director of Career Advising.


The Graduate School and Career Advisor (STEM and Pre-Health) is an integral part of the advising team in the Career Development Center (CDC) within Student Affairs at NYU Abu Dhabi. They serve in a critical student-facing capacity, supporting students from diverse backgrounds in preparing for graduate school and career options in the STEM and Health and Medicine fields. All programs and services within this role reflect the robust mission, vision, and strategic directions of Student Affairs and NYU Abu Dhabi as a larger whole. The Graduate School and Career Advisor (STEM and Pre-Health) oversees the management of two Career Communities, specifically STEM, and Health and Medicine, provides STEM and Pre-health career and graduate school advising services, including group coaching, peer to peer learning, and assisting with brokering curated programming and industry resources.


The advisor provides guidance on graduate school planning and development of student applications, including program selection and research, personal statements and interviewing skills. They head the Health Professions Advising Committee and lead in all aspects of the committee process including interviewing and writing committee letters for students’ medical school applications. They are responsive to the student population through innovation, data fluency and strategic thinking. The Graduate School and Career Advisor (STEM and Pre Health) also tracks program attendance, student outcomes, internship placements and alumni related to the career community, to inform on going support.


Key Responsibilities:

STEM, Health and Medicine Career Advising and Programming:

  • Oversee the management of two Career Communities, specifically STEM, and Health and Medicine, through promotion, stakeholder management, regular communication, programming and industry resources
  • Provide one-on-one career advising, group coaching and skill development services, and support all undergraduate students and alumni in achieving their career aspirations, and more specifically those interested in STEM and/or Health and Medicine careers
  • Provide career exploration advising and programming services to all undergraduate students and alumni
  • 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
  • Serve on the Summer Internship Grant Committee by assessing student applications

Graduate School & Pre-Health Advising and Programming:

  • Coordinate graduate school portfolio in collaboration with Graduate School and Career Advisor (Arts and Humanities) and other career advisors
  • Design and facilitate STEM and Pre-health graduate school preparation, skill building workshops, alumni panels and site visits
  • Advise students and alumni on graduate school requirements, admission strategies, including timelines, personal statements, and interviewing skills
  • Assist students and alumni in finding fellowships, scholarships and/or grants when applying to graduate and/or professional programs
  • Co-manage the Standardized Test Preparation Grant program to support students in applying to graduate and/or professional programs
  • Assist in the development and management of university-wide pre-health programming as well as MCAT and other standardized testing preparation courses
  • Head the NYU Abu Dhabi Health Professions Advising committee meetings and training internally with the CDC and Office of the Provost, and externally with NYU NY Pre-professional Health Advising Center and the Office of Compliance and Risk Management
  • Review all student and alumni records, conduct committee letter interviews and write committee letters to support applications to Schools of the Health Professions
  • Promote NYU Abu Dhabi students and alumni to competitive graduate/professional programs worldwide; marketing programs to the student body

Partnerships and Outreach:

  • Establish, build, and maintain relationships with related student interest groups for development of career programming, peer to peer learning, marketing and other ad-hoc projects
  • Collaborate with faculty to identify graduate and professional school programs; co-facilitate programs
  • Partner with local, regional and global employers to facilitate career programming and student employment
  • Source local, regional and global clinical and research opportunities for students to engage in

Divisional and University-wide Projects:

  • Collaborate with Student Affairs colleagues, and contribute to Student Affairs projects and committees based on the needs and priorities of the division
  • Work closely with the Development and Alumni Relations Office on securing and promoting undergraduate scholarships to STEM and Pre-health students
  • Present and represent the Career Development Center at admission, orientation or open day events


Required Education:

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

Required Certification/Other Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Experience in building relationships STEM organizations, programming and programs
  • Experience working with an internationally diverse student population
  • Capacity to advise students through various career and graduate school preparations situations, taking into account industry trends, regional variability and student mobility
  • Provide in depth and robust feedback for students in-person and on documents
  • Ability to design, manage and facilitate workshops, presentations and group discussion
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be productive, deliver high quality work, take initiative, use good judgment and solve problems
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, Zoom, CRM software

Preferred Experience:

  • Professional experience with career advising and guiding students in a higher-education setting
  • Industry experience in STEM field
  • Direct experience in career and graduate school advising of university students
  • Knowledge of career development theories
  • Ability to use Handshake (CRM software) and AAMC AIS (Central Application System for the US Schools of the Health Professions)
  • Flexibility with evening and weekend work schedules
  • Arabic Language

Additional Information


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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