Job American University of Afghanistan as Student Mentoring Program Coordinato

Job Location: Kabul

Nationality: Afghan

Category: Other

Employment Type: Full Time

Vacancy Number: N/A

No. Of Jobs: 1

Organization: American University of Afghanistan (AUAF)

Years of Experience: 3 Years

Contract Duration: 3 months

Gender: Male/Female

Education: Bachelor degree, master degree prefered

Close date: 10 Jan, 2019

About American University of Afghanistan (AUAF):

The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a private, non-profit university offering an American-style liberal arts education. We opened our doors in 2005 and currently offer four undergraduate academic majors and an MBA program. We follow a strict non-discriminatory policy and applicants from all ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are a young and growing dynamic university with a student population of nearly 1,100 and we hope to reach 1,250 students by the fall 2018 academic semester. We have expanded operations to the 75-acre international campus across the street from our original campus. Construction is ongoing for additional classroom and lab buildings to help meet the growing needs of our student population.

The AUAF’s Student Affairs department is seeking a qualified candidate for a full time position as Student Mentoring Program Coordinator based in Kabul.

Job Description:

The AUAF Student Mentoring Program (SMP) matches new US Embassy Scholarship students (mentees) with a mentor who is a current US Embassy Scholarship student willing to share knowledge and experience. In general, mentors model the qualities necessary for successful completion of an undergraduate program. Mentors and mentees are matched by the Student Mentoring Coordinator (SMC) of the mentoring program.

Key outcomes include:

Provide positive role models

Provide a framework for positive interaction between new students, student mentors and staff

Orient new US Embassy Scholarship students to the university culture, services, and systems

Enable new US Embassy Scholarship students to understand the challenges and opportunities of university and enhance opportunities for academic success

Encourage student mentors in the development of leadership and interpersonal skills

Improve retention and success rates of first-year US Embassy Scholarship students

Provide a sense of belonging within the university culture and academic learning community

Counter any initial feelings of isolation and/or anxiety

Develop community engagement, leadership and cultural competency skills for mentors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordination of program operations and implementation

Coordinating and managing major activities of the mentoring program

Collect and write detailed reports on scholars’ academic and extra-curricular activities on monthly basis.

Assist in analyzing students’ academic performance and progress.

Identify students with academic problems and mentor them towards appropriate solutions.

Assist the Senior Grants and Scholarship Manager in collecting necessary information for reporting purposes.

Perform Data-Entry to update scholars’ tracking sheet as needed.

Assist the Senior Grants and Scholarship Manager in collecting financial reports from the Finance team.

Coordinate with scholarship team to insure students are complying with the funding policies.

Evaluate scholars’ mid-semester progress and guide them accordingly.

Assess eligibility of and report on scholars residing in dorms.

Writing program progress reports monthly

Any other tasks assigned by the Director of Student Affairs or the Senior Grants and Scholarship Manager

Facilitate workshops for US Embassy Scholarship student to enhance learning, engage them within the university community, and foster student success

Job Requirements:

The position requires the incumbent to reside in Kabul

Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree in an appropriate field preferred),

Three years or more experience with progressively greater responsibilities and accomplishments in program coordination;

Experience in university and/or non-profit venues with individual, corporate, and government support;

Experience working with a university in this capacity is an asset;

Required Skills:

Resourceful, outgoing, motivated, energetic, self-starting;

Excellent English writing, speaking, and presentation skills;

Excellent interpersonal skills;

Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Dedicated to the implementation of the university’s mission and vision

Ability and knowledge in maintaining a high degree of professionalism.

Ability to operate a personal computer including Microsoft Office programs.

Submission Guideline:

Applicants must submit their resume and cover letter in one document to nationaljobs@auaf.edu.af Applications are accepted in English only. Please include “Student Mentoring Program Coordinator” in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline:

All applications must be submitted on or before January 10, 2019. After reviews of the applications, formal interviews for the finalists will be set up in the AUAF International Campus.

Submission Email:

nationaljobs@auaf.edu.af

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