Staff Positions

Reports to: Vice President for Student Affairs

Scope and Purpose:

The Director of the Counseling Center is responsible for the administration and coordination of mental health and disability services for students.


Essentials Duties and Responsibilities: (not all inclusive)

  • Develops and assesses programs and initiatives designed to promote student well-being.
  • Coordinates and maintains records and services for students with mental health issues, medical conditions, and disabilities.
  • Provides oversight of clinical and administrative supervision to counseling staff; oversees professional development of counseling staff; plans and facilitates counseling staff meetings and case consultations.
  • Oversees the operations of counseling.
  • Maintains a counseling caseload; assists in program development and assessment; facilitates referrals; provides resources; and supports/develops initiatives to increase retention, student persistence, and student learning.
  • Develops and enforces protocol and procedures that adhere to and uphold state laws and ethical standards as defined by the appropriate licensing boards.
  • Provides support and training for the university community on issues affecting students’ mental health and well-being. Develops resources for office publication and training.
  • Serves as lead and primary point of contact for issues related to students’ mental health.
  • Provides consultation for families, faculty, and staff related to student mental health concerns, in addition to crisis consultation.
  • Oversees the coordination of educational and prevention programs that focus on the developmental needs of college students to promote personal adjustment and growth.
  • Works closely with administrative staff to ensure comprehensive care for students and their intersecting needs.
  • Oversees and maintains a community referral resource network.
  • Serves on college committees, oversight groups, and task forces related to student well-being.
  • Participates in activities and associations related to college health and the maintenance of professional skills, standards, and competencies.
  • Represents the center on college initiatives and activities.
  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned.

Requirements:
  • A master's degree in counseling, clinical psychology, social work, or related field.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in individual and group counseling, disability services, crisis intervention, outreach, education, consultation, and clinical supervision, preferably in a college/university setting.

How to Apply:  
Interested applicants are encouraged to:

  • Submit a cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Names and contact details of three personal references.  

In completing your application, please quote position code number in the email subject line:

Director of the Counseling Center - SA - DCC/SA/25112019 

Information should be sent to careers@auk.edu.kw
 

Please Note:

  • The applicant must possess a valid residency in Kuwait
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The position will remain open until filled.
  • Only selected candidates will be contacted.
Reports to: Director of PR and Marketing
Scope and Purposes:
This position is responsible for developing, coordinating, managing, and maintaining the AUK web site and portal.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (not all inclusive)
  • Maintains the website’s stability and system integration with ancillary web service providers and ensures the quality of user experience –uptime, responsiveness, and ease-of-use-within the AUK online community.
  • Responsible for appropriate, timely, and effective delivery of online content through a variety of media.
  • Responsible for assisting in the documentation, development and maintenance of the AUK web site, portal, intranet and related services, as well as assisting in the recommendation and maintenance of web policies, publishing of guidelines, and documentation.
  • Collaborates with staff to integrate new technologies, multimedia assets, database applications, and mobile apps.
  • Trains staff and student assistants to convert, develop, and maintain portal content.
  • Stays current with developments related to web technologies.
  • Additional responsibilities as directed by the supervisor consistent with rank and position.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related technical degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current web technologies (HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, XML etc.) required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of at least one programming language (PHP, Java, ASP etc.) required.

Experience:
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the same field.
  • Knowledge of KENTICO CMS.
  • A working knowledge of popular CMS’s like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal is preferred.
  • Graphic design (Adobe Photoshop, etc.) experience preferred.
  • Knowledge in Banner products preferred.
  • Web server experience preferred.
  • A working knowledge of relational databases preferred.
  • Related professional experience in a higher education setting preferred.

Skills and Attitude:
  • Thinking outside the box, creative and innovative skills are must for such a position.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, problem solving and taking initiative.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Strong customer-orientation and ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, and students.

How to Apply:  
Interested applicants are encouraged to:

  • Submit a cover letter, and
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Names and contact details of three personal references.  

In completing your application, please quote position code number in the email subject line:

Web Developer - WD/PR/02102019 

Information should be sent to careers@auk.edu.kw
 

Please Note:

  • The applicant must possess a valid and transferrable residency in Kuwait.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The position will remain open until filled.
  • Only selected candidates will be contacted.