Career Center Counselor
Gulf University for Science and Technology
Kuwait

Newly Established Independent Career Center

Key Role:

The Career Counselor provides individual and group career counseling/job search coaching to students/alumni to help them make informed career decisions; explore occupational choices; prepare for an effective job search and connect with part-time, internship and fulltime employment opportunities

Responsibilities:

Area of Personal Services 

1.       Provide group career counseling or individual sessions to help students gain relevant work experience and set their career path

2.      Coach students to become more effective in job searching, interviewing, decision making concerning career matters, and the development of soft skills

3.       Assist students/alumni in overcoming skills deficiencies that support in the employment process.

4.       Promote student internships for positions on and off campus

5.       Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to identify experiential and immersive learning work experiences for students

6.       Initiate and maintain confidential individual student files as appropriate

7.       Serve as liaison with employers to identify work opportunities for students

8.       Plan, direct, and implement career services at GUST

9.       Conduct Career Preparation Workshops

10.   Assist in other related Career Center services as instructed by the Career Center manager

Strategic Planning

11.   Support in the development of a long-term structural plan for the area of Career Counseling & Advisory which coincides with the vision and mission of the Career Center and GUST

12.   Plan and support with career services related events (i.e. Career Fair)

13.   Follow and update the manual set by the Career Center manager

Budget

14.   Contribute expenditure advise to the yearly development of the budget for the area of Career Counseling & Advisory which reflects upon the overall needs of the Career Center. Overseen by the Career Center manager.

Qualifications:

Education:

         Bachelor’s Degree in student personnel services, human resources, counseling and guidance, or a discipline whose preparation is suitable for this position

         Master’s Degree is preferred

Experience:

         Preference of 2-3 years’ experience in fields related to student personnel services, human resources, counseling and guidance, or a discipline whose preparation is suitable for this position

Job Specific Competencies:

         Negotiation Skills

         Presentation Skills

         Computer Literacy (Microsoft Office)

         Oral & Written Communication Skills

         People Management Skills

         Interpersonal Skills

         Coaching Skills

         Listening Skills

         Learning & Development - Professional Development – Process of learning new skills and experiences in order to continually expand your knowledge to offer a better-quality service, and to succeed

Functional Competencies:

         Demonstrate respect for people and their differences

         Include and welcomes others

         Use individual and campus resources effectively and efficiency

         Actions consistent with policies

         Involve others in solving problems and making decisions

         Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills

         Communicate clearly and knowledgably

         Adapt communication to diverse audience

         Protect private and confidential information

         Cooperate and collaborates with colleagues

         Treat others with respect

         Anticipate and fulfils customers’ needs

         Ask customers for feedback

         Refer customers to appropriate campus resources


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