Education USA Adviser - Alexandria Office

Position Summary:

The Alexandria-based EducationUSA Adviser plans, leads, and oversees all advising-related activities linked to studying in the U.S.  This includes advising individuals and providing information on U.S. higher education, student needs assessments, U.S. university application and selection procedures, maintaining and updating the EducationUSA resource library and online resources, and delivering outreach informational presentations throughout Egypt.  The Adviser is based at AMIDEAST’s Alexandria office, but does outreach to all the Delta area, as well as to other locations based on an annual outreach plan developed in coordination with the Cairo Advising team and the U.S. Embassy and Consulate.  EducationUSA Egypt is administered at AMIDEAST under a cooperative agreement from the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to promote U.S. higher education and study opportunities in the United States. 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Manage the AMIDEAST Alexandria EducationUSA Advising Center including all information sessions, outreach activities, and cohort-based advising programs to help student’s access U.S. higher education and have a successful U.S. study experience.
  • Represent EducationUSA, the U.S. Department of State, AMIDEAST, and advocate for U.S. higher education.
  • Ensure that all AMIDEAST and EducationUSA/U.S. Department of State rules and regulations are being followed and implemented.
  • Develop and implement annual advising and outreach plans, including developing and monitoring program budgets and AMIDEAST department annual budget.
  • Develop and update engaging presentations and materials for public information sessions, and tailored presentations for specific outreach events, adhering to EducationUSA design and branding guidelines.
  • Administer cohort advising groups including Competitive College Club, and Graduate Study Group.
  • Create and update informational EducationUSA handouts and flyers adhering to EducationUSA design and branding guidelines.
  • Manage social media pages and update the official EducationUSA website to announce public sessions and new scholarships opportunities.
  • Conduct public information sessions about U.S. education including sessions in AMIDEAST and online webinars.
  • Deliver group sessions on U.S. higher education using the Five Steps to U.S. Study, including on specific fields and on particular study/work related topics. Provide tailored one-on-one consultations, assessing students’ qualifications and needs and providing advice on required admissions tests and documents.
  • Manage the implementation of Opportunity Funds and any other grants issued to the AMIDEAST EducationUSA Center by the U.S. Embassy.
  • Liaise with the Department of State, U.S. Embassy/Consulate, and the Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) on the administration of all EducationUSA activities.
  • Liaise with the U.S. Embassy Consular Office, keeping the Cultural Affairs Office informed, regarding student visa sessions and other outreach activities in the local consular district.
  • Plan and organize outreach to local high schools, public/private universities, and other strategic locations in order to promote United States higher education to Egyptian students and families.
  • Respond to inquiries from e-mail and walk-ins regarding the American educational system, application procedures in U.S. universities, and other EducationUSA services.
  • Organize activities and events for the annual International Education Week.
  • Prepare monthly statistics, updates and narrative reports for the REAC and AMIDEAST/Washington DC.
  • Promote relevant public events such as the annual American College Fair.
  • Work with public and private academic institutions and organizations to distribute information about scholarships and exchange programs.
  • Attend training and professional development opportunities and apply acquired knowledge in work.

 

Qualifications:

 

Required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communication, and group presentation skills
  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience in a relevant field
  • Fluent in English and Arabic
  • Availability to travel domestically and internationally
  • Excellent computer literacy in MS Office; comfort with major social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
  • Ability to organize and maintain a large amount of detailed information and keep records
  • Accountable personality able to proactively take responsibility and follow it through completion.
  • Able to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and energy for U.S. higher education and working with students

 

Preferred:

  • A Master’s degree or other higher education study at a U.S. college or university
  • Advising experience
  • Strong, detailed knowledge of the Egyptian and U.S. higher education system , financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and application process

 

This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the incumbent will perform other reasonable business-related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other managers when necessary.  AMIDEAST reserves the right to change duties and responsibilities as the need arises.  This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

 

 

To Apply

This position is being posted both internally and externally from beginning of January 2016 untill the position is filled. All interested applicants should submit an updated resume and a Cover letter via e-mail to HR-Egypt@amideast.org or to our career website http://jobs.amideast.org