Pre-UG Student Wellness Counselor

Asian University for Women

About the organization

Asian University for Women is the first of its kind: an independent, regional institution dedicated to excellence, women’s education, and leadership development – global in outlook, but rooted in the contexts and aspirations of the people of Asia.

Founded in 2008, and located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Asian University for Women (AUW) exists to educate and empower a rising network of women leaders from across Asia and the Middle East. Through its distinctive liberal arts and sciences curriculum, AUW develops change-makers and innovative thinkers who address social, political, and economic issues and promote gender equality.

Open to women from all walks of life, AUW particularly encourages women who are the first in their family to get a university education. The AUW model creates a new paradigm in improving access, equity, and quality education for women in difficult circumstances, including those resulting from displacement, conflict, and poverty.

Duties

The Center for Student Wellness and Success in the Pre – Undergraduate Program serves the needs of students who are facing emotional, psychological, and academic difficulties. The center serves students by providing in-depth interviewing and counseling followed by providing concrete action plans to help students succeed in the program or transition to another life track. The Center is staffed by a Director, an assistant, and several counselors.

Main Responsibilities of the Job:
• Interview students and keep records of their individual challenges with appropriate follow up;
• Create and monitor Individualized IEPs (individual education plans) for students who require them;
• Help to train Pre-UG instructors and advisors on best practices in dealing with students facing a variety of issues that interfere with their academic success;
• Work closely with the Director and Academic Advisors in identifying students who need help;
• The position requires some teaching every term. The teaching is 6 contact hours per week per trimester and could be English, Math, CS, Science, or Women’s Health

Qualifications

Other Requirements:
• The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree in education or the social sciences.
• Exposure to and working with marginalized populations.
• Teaching experience at the university level.

Salary

Competitive

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To Apply:
Interested applicants should send their resume along with a cover letter. Attach a copy of educational certificates and names of at least 3 references along with a statement of why your background prepares you to counsel and advise AUW students, especially those with marginalized or traumatic backgrounds. As the university has multiple faculty searches underway, please specify “Pre – UG Student Wellness Counselor” in the subject of your email.

Applicant must enclose his/her Photograph with CV. (Name & Contact Information) addressing to [email protected]. The review of applications will begin immediately. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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