Specialist, International Student Affairs and Exchanges
 
JOB TITLE: Specialist, International Student Affairs and Exchanges
EMPLOYER: ADA University DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-12 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2021-10-25

Specialist, International Student Affairs and Exchange

International students & exchange guests

Responsibilities - The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

• Acting as a main point of contact for all on-boarding and incoming exchange international students and international guests’ mobility;
• Designing and running orientation and induction programs for the new coming international students (both exchange and home-based);
• Assisting with travel, lodging, migration and campus mobility issues. Coordinating relevant pre-arrival and arrival instructions to all international students and international exchange guests;
• Maintaining knowledge of current immigration regulations affecting international students and effectively communicating that information to students;
• Engaging international students with the campus community through domestic student buddying, support initiatives and common extra-curricular activities;
• Initiating and helping in organization of cultural programs, international festivals and other events to ensure international student’s smooth integration into the community;
• Maintaining relations with the home Universities of an exchange international students;
• Liaising with the School professors and Deans to ensure effective support to international students during their time at ADA University;
• Advising international students to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their educational or vocational situations;
• Assisting international home-based and exchange students with their social adjustment in the country;
• Encouraging interaction with the community through the use of community host programs, international guest speakers, cultural events and similar activities;
• Identifying and timely contacting international students who are at risk and ensure that appropriate action is taken to address issues and concerns;
• Supporting in development of cultural, social and educational support services;
• Maintaining methods of communicating with international students on campus on an ongoing basis via newsletter, email and website;
• Connecting international students to community resources;
• Coordinating and participating in social/extracurricular activities;
• Regularly conducting evaluations and assessment of international student expectations and satisfaction;
• Advising international students on social and personal wellbeing;
• Performing all other related duties as assigned by the Immediate Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Higher degree in the related fields of social sciences, education, public affairs, business administration;
• At least 2 years of experience in the similar position or university setting working with foreign students, University partners and other clients;
• Ability to work effectively with student and adult clients from various ethnic and religions backgrounds;
• Ability to work with individuals and groups. Must be proficient with technology (MS Office Suite, advanced Excel in particular is required) and interested in identifying and adopting technology to reach and connect with our target audience;
• Open and friendly personable attitude;
• Strong customer service orientation; creativity, ability to assume responsibility, take initiative and motivate others;
• Proven ability to design, present and deliver programs/workshops;
• Well-developed organizational skills and experience of holding multinational events;
• Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, strong verbal and written communications skills;
• Proficiency in Azerbaijani and English languages is a must. Russian is a plus.

Please follow the link to apply for this position: https://www.ada.edu.az/apply-to-job

The deadline for application is October 24, 2021.

ADA University offers a competitive remuneration package and attractive conditions of employment of high standard. For more information about ADA University, please visit www.ada.edu.az

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