Academic Advising Coordinator, Adamawa
The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was established in 2003. The institution was conceived as Africa’s first Development University. Its mission is to pioneer service learning and build leaders who will be prepared to tackle societal concerns. Located in Yola, Adamawa State, the University is a world-class career-oriented institution missioned to be an agent of change in the development of the region. AUN has a strong commitment to providing the skills and the leadership essential to solving the continent’s critical social and economic problems.
This position is a local position and opens to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria. We are seeking for suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:
Job Title: Academic Advising Coordinator
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Department: Academic Affairs – Provost Office
Summary of Position
The Academic Advising Coordinator will support the Director in the leadership and development of the Advising and Retention unit where s/he shall work closely with the Director in the operation of the office – ensuring the retention and development of an advising model that aids in and supports the academic development and retention of students.
Minimum Master’s degree in Education, Psychology, Higher Education, Counseling, or related field required from a reputable tertiary institution.
Min. of five years’ work experience – experience in academic advising, retention, counseling, higher education administration or other student support services is an advantage.
Sound understanding of academic advising and student development theory, and success in working collaboratively with faculty, administrators, and students; is a plus
A clear understanding of professional boundaries and acceptable ethical behavior – including, but not limited to, appropriate relationships with students.
Familiarity and expertise with information technology, including administrative software systems and Microsoft Office; knowledge of databases preferred.
Ability to work with confidential material with integrity and discretion.
Ability to thrive in diverse environments and strong cross cultural communication skills.
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to manage multiple tasks at once, organized and detail oriented.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
Other requirements, abilities for the position:
Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administrators and other staff members;
Ability to make balanced judgments and decisions
Ability to work well with individuals from diverse backgrounds
Strong interpersonal, organizational, presentation and planning skills
Attentive listening skills
Some evening and weekend hours required; vacation time limited during peak times
Description of Benefits
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the University.
Application Closing Date
25th May, 2017.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resumes, cover letters and references to: email@example.com The position being applied for should be the subject of the email.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.