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Student Internship Specialist
KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

  • May 25, 2017
  • Student Internship Specialist
  • Graduate Education
  • KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
    Saudi Arabia
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Student Services
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Student Internship Specialist (4625BR)
KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

Area: Research and Graduate Education

The Student Internship Coordinator is in charge of overseeing the experience of student interns at KAUST, including the recruitment, internship advertisement, on-boarding, social life, and post-internship relations. The coordinator is expected to manage and implement the various internship programs that are run by the Division's faculty, Communication Coordinator, and Digital Content Marketing Manager to devise and implement efficient tools for recruitment of students. S/he will also liaise with universities both local and overseas to advertise the internships, in addition to listing the internships in the appropriate social and Web venues.

Job Location: Saudi Arabia
Reports To: Associate Dean
Type of Position: Permanent Employment

Major Responsibilities:
Manage and implement the Divisional student intern recruitment strategy combining modern digital student vacancy dissemination channels and traditional tools such as presentations at relevant events and seminars.
Oversee and coordinate all activities related to internships in the Division, including the organization of specialized visiting student workshops and summer camps.
Develop, oversee and manage the social events related to internship programs while the students are on campus.
Develop and manage post-internship relationship, and work with faculty to identify potential for candidates for graduate studies at KAUST.
Analyze the market of graduate study candidates and their quality worldwide, and determine promising focus areas (countries/regions/universities) for student recruitment.
Develop, with support of the Division's digital content marketing manager, a portfolio of tools for digital marketing of student and postdoc vacancies. Use the portfolio to carry out tailored recruitment activities for specific vacancies. Regularly monitor and analyze the efficiency of various recruitment tools and activates, and optimize those as required to achieve a maximum return of high quality student applications.
Establish a network of contacts with relevant departments, career support offices, and personnel of universities worldwide, the graduates of which are promising in terms of suitability and likelihood to be interested in studies at KAUST.
Establish and maintain communication with prospective students, assist them in matchmaking with potential supervisors in the Division, help with clarification of admission requirements, academic programs, enrollment procedures, and student's life on campus.

Non-Technical Skills or Attributes:
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Good overall knowledge of higher education systems worldwide.
Good overall understanding of terminology used in science & technology fields in an academic research environment, ability to converse on scientific topics at a popular level.
Desirably – experience in liaising with academic organizations in different countries.

Required Education: Bachelors/Masters Degree in relevant field

Required Experience: Minimum of five years of work experience in a university environment in roles related student recruitment and/or graduate affairs.

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