Education USA Adviser - Cairo

Job Title: Education USA Adviser                 

Department: Educational Advising      

Immediate Supervisor: Education   USA Senior Adviser

Location: Cairo Office                    


Position Summary:


The Advisor works at AMIDEAST in the EducationUSA Library, providing information to the public about U.S. higher education at accredited undergraduate, graduate, professional or other institutions in the U.S.  The advisor offers public sessions on the admissions process, financial aid, intercultural issues, logistics and other topics as required and appropriate, and provides one-on-one advising sessions.  The Advisor manages the day-to-day activities of the Competitive College Club.  EducationUSA is administered at AMIDEAST under a grant from the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to promote higher education and study opportunities in the United States.  



  • Advise individuals seeking guidance and information on studying in the U.S.
  • Manage monthly advising calendar and maintain social media presence (with oversight of Advising Coordinator)
  • Conduct group orientation sessions at AMIDEAST and at other locations for the public, and conduct individual consultations.
  • Coordinate speakers, produce materials, update presentation information, and promote the annual pre-departure orientations that are held for students preparing to travel to the U.S.
  • Maintain the library of the EducationUSA resource center at AMIDEAST with up-to-date materials, books, and promotional brochures as well as computer/internet access for students to do online research.
  • Plan outreach visits to public and private high schools to promote U.S. higher education, Opportunity Grants and the Competitive College Club.
  • Support and contribute to events for the annual International Education Week
  • Coordinate with U.S. university representatives and local schools to help representatives recruit students from Egypt and assist them in the set-up of appointments at local high schools.
  • Represent the EducationUSA network and AMIDEAST as needed at conferences and workshops.
  • Support the Advising Coordinator in the recruitment, identification, and selection of eligible Opportunity Grant students, and assist in advising them as they apply to U.S. institutions
  • Under the supervision of the Advising Coordinator, manage the day-to-day implementation of the Competitive College Club (CCC), an initiative to assist students in developing key critical thinking skills, prepare for SAT and TOEFL, engage with the community, research university options, complete applications and apply for scholarships and other financial support.
  • Coordinate volunteer guest speakers to help with the CCC and other advising events at AMIDEAST
  • Run weekly and bi-weekly meetings with CCC members, and present in-depth advising on all admissions topics, including: personal statements, recommendation letters, choosing schools, applications orientation, financial aid and scholarships, etc., as well as providing one-on-one support.
  • Maintain student files for each CCC student.
  • Compile monthly reports and statistics for review and submission by the Advising Coordinator.




  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • At least 3 years of work experience
  • Knowledge of the U.S. higher education system
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Native or near-native written and oral English skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
  • Availability to travel domestically and internationally
  • A working knowledge of Arabic



  • Degree from a U.S. or Canadian University
  • Experience in both Egyptian and U.S. education and exchange activities
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Computer literacy in MS Office


To apply:

This position is being posted both internally and externally. All interested applicants should submit an updated resume and a cover letter via e-mail to till October 30st  2017.



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.