Staff Positions

Reports to: Director of Public Relations and Marketing

Scope and Purposes:

The multimedia specialist will work as an integral member of the PR & marketing team and will be available for occasional weekend and evening assignments.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (not all inclusive)

  • Design, create, and produce presentations, social media, and special projects for marketing, communications, recruitment, and special events using sound, video, and other multimedia tools.
  • Collaboratively create, develop, and maintain the creative vision of AUK using photography and videography.
  • Collaborate with other specialists, including writers, graphic designers, and photographers to incorporate their work into final video productions.
  • Apply closed captioning to all video productions in support of accessibility; also attach relevant metadata and captions for indexing.
  • Manage and organize a vast library of media using a digital asset management system.
  • Provide for storage and proper care and maintenance of video (and photo) equipment.
  • Design, plan, produce, and maintain social media to effectively market the AUK brand; provide analytics to assist with future ads and campaigns.
  • Collaboratively manage multimedia assets on social media platforms, such as Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, etc.
  • Enforce institutional policies in producing videos, purchasing music licensing, archiving product documentation, and report and recommendations for best practices.
  • Coordinate with outside companies to create and edit video footage for special projects; select and supervise contract personnel for videography services.
  • Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible, and professional engagement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or a combination of experience dealing with digital media and/or completion of a related educational degree equal to four years is required.
  • Proficiency in all aspects of photo and video production, from operating camera and video equipment to video engineering, audio, and lighting to deliver high caliber videos (and photos) are required.
  • Preferred: Experience with Adobe Create Suite, Multimedia software, and familiarity with social media platforms.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • A motivated self-starter and proven team-player with the ability to deliver a high level of interactive customer service and proactively solve problems.
  • Must be creative, tech savvy, and possess excellent communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Windows and Mac operating systems and Microsoft Office are also required.
  • Must be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced, high-demand, deadline-driven setting.
  • Must work well with students, faculty, and staff at all levels within a diverse, multi-cultural, collaborative environment.

How to Apply:  
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit:

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Names and contact details of three personal references
  • Copy of valid Civil ID front and back

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

MUSP - PRM - 14062022

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 Academic Advising Center

Scope and Purposes:

Under the direct supervision of the director of academic advising, the academic advisor provides academic advice and educational planning for current students.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (not all inclusive)

  • Advises students about academic requirements, selection of courses, and general educational planning; answers student inquiries and resolves problems related to curriculum and course prerequisites.
  • Helps students understand and interpret academic policies and guidelines.
  • Enhances students’ academic performance by advising at-risk students recommended through various early warning programs.
  • Maintains accurate student files.
  • Refers students to appropriate University resources.
  • Reviews student files to ensure deadlines are met for completing various graduation requirements.
  • Conducts faculty academic advising training sessions; serves as a resource for faculty when needed.
  • Assists faculty advisors and/or other counseling personnel for compiling data and annual reports.
  • Collaborates with other AAC staff in developing University events related to AAC or AALSS.
  • Performs supplemental administrative activities and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, demonstrated understanding of role of academic advisement

Skills/Abilities:
  • Excellent student service and leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving.
  • Able to effectively work with a diverse student population.
  • Able to effectively interact with administrators, students, faculty, and colleagues.
  • Able to deal with interruptions throughout the workday.
  • Able to interpret, articulate, and implement policies.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to work some flexible hours.
  • Able to travel on AUK’s behalf.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit:

  • A cover letter 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Names and contact details of three personal references
  • Copy of valid Civil ID front and back

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

Academic Advisor - AAC - 07062022

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-Human Resources

Scope and Purposes:

The HR senior generalist will administer human resources policies and programs, balancing employee advocacy and business operating needs. Promote equity, fair treatment, positive employee relations, and ensure compliance with Kuwait labor laws. Provide comprehensive HR support, directly or indirectly, to a designated client group in recruitment and retention of critical talent, continuous performance coaching and management, proactive issue/problem identification and resolution, and coaching and development for more effective leadership decisions and communication skills. Involved in solving complex HR-related issues. Work independently with minimal guidance. May act as a resource for colleagues with less experience.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (not all inclusive)

  • Provide guidance to management and employees on human resources issues and employment law and develop new programs and initiatives to meet management needs.
  • Generate solutions and implement with input from more senior HR teammates.
  • Anticipate and plan for long-term human resource needs and trends.
  • Assist in the formulation of objectives for personnel policies and procedures and manpower goals.
  • Assure company policies are administered fairly and consistently.
  • Effectively communicate and execute necessary changes to policies and procedures.
  • Perform advanced employee relations functions including support and counseling regarding personnel and job-related conflicts, problem-solving and dispute resolution, managing employee performance issues, review and assessment of termination requests; conduct exit interviews.
  • Conduct complex/sensitive employee-related investigations.
  • Coordinate the administration of all leave of absence programs and processes.
  • Conduct open enrollment and other benefits-related programs as needed.
  • Conduct employee and supervisor training.
  • Ensure timely and accurate entries to the HRIS database.
  • Perform audit and compliance functions as requested on items.
  • Maintain employee records in compliance with Kuwait Labor Law.
  • Assist in the management and execution of bonus plans, merit processes, and routine/special request reports.
  • Assist in the annual budget planning process as needed.
  • May recruit from internal and external sources.
  • All other duties as requested.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business, or related field.
  • HR certifications and/or licenses. Certifications for Human Resource Professionals (PHR, SPHR) preferred.
  • 5+years human resources generalist experience.

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:

HRSG–HR - 31052022

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

Please Note:

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The position will remain open until filled.
  • Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Reports to: Dean-Student Affairs

Scope and Purposes:

The director of Student Life provides leadership and supervision for the design, implementation, and evaluation of the University’s Student Life programs promoting student engagement. The director is responsible for general supervision of staff, management of related programs and facilities, as well as budget management. In addition, the director serves as the University’s student conduct officer and is a member of the Code of Conduct Committee and may serve on additional University committees as required.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the dean of student affairs, the director provides leadership and strategic direction for the Department, its staff, and programming.
  • Develops and manages Student Life budgets, department policies, directives, and plans.
  • Provides leadership and direction for student activities, student governance, student employment, university ID cards, student leadership, judicial affairs, student publications, intramural and university sports, student organizations, and other university events and activities.
  • Manages Student Life facilities.
  • Develops goals and objectives in addition to conducting evaluation, assessment, data tracking and documentation of all Student Life programs and activities.
  • Conducts student tracking in an effort to measure effectiveness of programs based upon the division’s theoretical framework.
  • Reviews and negotiates contracts, partnerships, and sponsors for Student Life activities in conjunction with the Public Relations and Marketing Department.
  • Represents Student Life on college committees, supports broad college-wide programs such as new student orientation, and addresses student-related concerns and activities as they emerge.
  • Oversees and directs the development of Student Life publications and the online departmental content for the University website and portal, in addition to student life function on banner.
  • Supervises and evaluates Student Life staff, paraprofessionals, part-time and work-study students.
  • Additional responsibilities and duties as assigned.
  • Assists in activities and functions related to Student Life specifically, and student affairs generally, including but not limited to orientation, Welcome Week, International Week, Awards Night, and graduation.
  • Serves on University committees as deemed fit.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the dean.

Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in student personnel, higher education, counseling, or related field.

Skills and Abilities:
  • At least three to five years progressively responsible experience in higher education administration is essential.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Budget management skills.
  • Leadership and problem-solving skills.
  • General understanding of student development theory.
  • Ability to design and implement effective training programs for students and staff.
  • Ability to travel, if required, locally, regionally or internationally.

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:

DSTL–ATAF - 24032022 

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

Please Note:

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The position will remain open until filled.
  • Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Reports to: Office of the Executive Vice President

Scope and Purposes:

Under the supervision of the AUK executive vice president, the events manager will serve as AUK’s primary events planner, managing the central AUK events calendar and coordinating on-campus and off-campus event logistics and execution.

The candidate for this position should demonstrate exceptional organizational abilities, as well as excellent communication, multi-tasking, and project management skills. The AUK event planning manager should reinforce institutional outreach activities that support the institutional image and personality.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (not all inclusive)

  • Develops AUK events and outreach ideas and strategies that promote the intuitional image and mission.
  • Handles event budgeting, fundraising, and vendor evaluation (in coordination with the AUK Purchasing Office).
  • Works closely with the director of PR & Marketing on developing event marketing plans (event publicity material and communication plans).
  • Manages AUK facility reservations and central events calendar.
  • Scouts, liaises, and negotiates with vendors regarding event setup and execution.
  • Negotiate sponsorship deals and offers with external stakeholders.
  • Generates full event proposals and post-event reports.
  • Obtains governmental venue permits if required.
  • Other special projects as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in either of the following fields: public relations, mass communications, hospitality, or a relevant degree.

Experience:
  • 5+ years of sound professional experience in event management.
  • Preferable experience with academic environment and higher education operations.

How to Apply:  
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit:

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Names and contact details of three personal references
  • Valid civil ID (FRONT AND BACK)

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

EVM - EVPO - 19042022

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: IT Director

Scope and Purposes:

Under the direction of the IT director, manages databases and related master files. Improves database design, monitors and optimizes performance; guarantees the integrity and quality of databases; controls system capacity for existing requirements, and plans for future needs.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Establish a continuously available, fault tolerant database environment. 
  • Monitor database availability and schedule maintenance times as needed.
  • Review, test, and install security patches.
  • Configure database parameters for optimal performance.
  • Proactively evaluate physical and logical design of databases to keep up with the dynamic and growing business needs.
  • Work closely with application teams with new or evolving skill sets.
  • Establish and implement policies, procedures, and standards to ensure they conform to AUK’s goals.
  • Ensure that data systems/databases are protected from unauthorized users. Maintain user database roles and user privileges.
  • Determine resource consumption estimates and recommend database upgrades.
  • Collaborate with system & network administrators on database server issues. 
  • Analyze and debug database code that is broken or does not follow business rules.  Troubleshoot errors generated by in-house or vendor-provided software.
  • Perform data integrity analysis in the database and recommend best-practices to be followed by end users to maintain database data quality.
  • Monitor database performance metrics such as tablespace usage, query performance, locking contention and other performance indicators. Reorganize and tune database as situations warrant.
  • Review descriptions of database updates as provided by Ellucian and install the updates.
  • Keep documentation updated to prevent it from becoming irrelevant.
  • Train users and answer user questions.
  • Assist in developing and test plans for Banner upgrades and co-ordinate testing schedule with end-user departments.
  • Provide advice on best practices for leveraging Banner software and processes.
  • Participate in recommending standard practices for entering data into the Oracle database.
  • Provide guidance and recommendations to the director on database issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from a reputed college or university.
  • Comprehensive experience with database systems and related software.
  • Prior Banner experience a plus.

Experience:
  • 5 years of broad and extensive experience in all major phases of Oracle DB.
  • The database administrator will be a proven expert in Oracle.
  • Extensive knowledge in performance tuning, replication, implementation, data modeling, backup, and recovery strategy for the institution’s database.
  • Knowledge on applying patches.
  • Knowledge on Banner system.

Skills and Abilities:
  • Project management, problem-solving, and patience.
  • Multitasking ability, time management, and detail-oriented.
  • Fast learner with the ability to work intensively.
  • Strong communication skills.

How to Apply:  
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit:

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Names and contact details of three personal references
  • Valid civil ID (FRONT AND BACK). 

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

DAT.AD–IT - 06022022 

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 Campus Services

Scope and Purposes: Reporting to the director of the Campus Services Department, this position will provide security and surveillance plus the guidance of outside guests to required departments.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (not all inclusive)

  • To be alert, attentive to all new faces or strangers to AUK.
  • Trusting, honest, and protective of all AUK community.
  • Takes care of all AUK equipment, machineries, furniture etc.
  • Should be trusted to have all master keys under his keeping.
  • Coordinating with all out-sourced security company guards.
  • Operate CCTV and access control device and software.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • High School /diploma required.
  • Good spoken English and Arabic (Arabic is a plus).
  • Read and write English. Arabic is a plus.
  • Should have a valid Kuwaiti driving license.
  • Computer knowledge, excel and word.

Experience:
  • At least 10 years’ experience required.

Skills:
  • Verbal Communication Skills.
  • Organizational Skills.
  • Competency Identification Skills.
  • Questioning Skills.
  • Writing Skills.

Other comments for consideration:
  • The ability to work under pressure.

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:

SG-CSD - 29112021

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

Please Note:

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

Reports to: Senior Sports Coordinator

Scope and Purposes:

Reporting to the Senior Sports Coordinator, this position is responsible for the general operations of the AUK gym, including supervising equipment maintenance, providing equipment usage instructions, providing training and nutritional advice, and ensuring the safety of the area.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (not all inclusive)

  • Assist community members (current students, alumni, staff and faculty) in using gym equipment & workout.
  • Provide instructions for members’ workouts & how to manage and achieve set goals.
  • Provide diet plans & workout plans when requested.
  • Maintain and supervise the gym, and report any damages made to equipment or space.
  • Preserve the cleanliness of the gym and changing rooms.
  • Ensure equipment is running efficiently & report need for equipment maintenance.
  • Manage attendance rosters, and ensure access provided to only AUK community members holding a valid AUK ID.
  • Perform other responsibilities and duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Must be a graduate of Physical Therapy (licensed) or Physical Education.
  • A graduate of any 2-year vocational course is also welcome but must have experience working as a gym instructor.
  • Ideally 1-3 years of experience working in a gym, fitness or wellness center.
  • First Aid, CPR & AED Training and/or Certification.
  • Must maintain current & up-to-date with fitness training certifications and/or personal training certifications.
  • Understand that community members information is confidential and the sole property of AUK and cannot be accessed for personal use.

Experience:
  • Experience in related field preferred.

Skills:
  • Must be physically fit.
  • Must possess a wide knowledge of Physical Education and Therapy.
  • Must know different physical exercises as well as body building theory and technique.
  • Must have knowledge in preparing effective exercises according to client’s requirements and physical/health status.
  • Must have knowledge of nutrition and be able to give advice on proper diet.
  • Must possess knowledge of human anatomy, particularly the muscular system.
  • Must have experience and knowledge in using light and heavy gym equipment.
  • Must be willing to do personal training.
  • Must be fully aware of and compliant with COVID-19 safety guidelines and instructions.
  • Oral and written communications and interpersonal skills (English and/or Arabic preferred).
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to coordinate and market programs.
  • Computer skills required.

Working Conditions:
  • Duties are performed within the gym.

How to Apply:  
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit:

  • Updated Curriculum vitae 
  • Names and contact details of three personal references.
  • Copy of valid Civil ID front and back.  

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

PGI - SL - 20062021

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

Please Note:

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The position will remain open until filled.
  • Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Reports to: Campus Services Director

Scope and Purposes:
This position will provide general maintenance of electro-mechanical services especially in electrical works in the University buildings.  The person should be available during and after normal working hours for any emergency technical assistance.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (not all inclusive)

  • Provide all types of engineering & technical assistance to the AUK community. 
  • Maintain electricity flow and sudden shortage/fuse when required including maintenance of emergency diesel generators.
  • Periodical, planned preventive maintenance of electro-mechanical system, adjusting air-conditioning to maintain standard temperatures in the buildings.
  • Determine schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment, and skill of personnel.
  • Inspect and monitor work areas, examine tools and equipment, and provide employee safety training to prevent, detect, and correct unsafe conditions or violations of procedures and safety rules.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Repair and maintenance of building, power supply, interior-exterior lighting system, fire alarm, signage, plumbing, and mechanical systems including irrigation water supply system etc. and prepare a list of materials required for maintenance and coordinate with concerned people for purchase.
  • Maintain daily reports, work orders, energy reading, locks & keys, tools, technical data & information, follow-up as needed and control of materials, etc.
  • Supervise contracting staff and vendors who are involving in any kind of civil, electro-mechanical works on campus and assist AUK departments with any technical assistance required for event set-up, office rearranging, etc.
  • Oversee maintenance of elevators, automatic doors, etc. by external contractors.
  • Liaise with MEW sub-station maintenance personnel during their visits.

Qualifications:
  • High school diploma required.
  • Diploma in electrical engineering/mechanical is preferred.
  • Valid driving license is a plus.
  • Good spoken and written English.
  • Good spoken Arabic.

Experience:
  • 5 years’ experience in residential FM projects.

Skills:
  • Basic knowledge on how to use a computer.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Proficiency in multi-technical skills.
  • Writing skills to be able to fill out daily reports and to handle the maintenance forms.
  • Troubleshooting skills.
  • Flexible personality; easily adapt with any situation.
  • Able to work under pressure and handle unexpected situations.

Other comments for consideration:
  • Ability to lead the technical team efficiently.
  • Ability to deal with interruptions throughout the workday.  
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Ability to make decisions at times.

How to Apply:  
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of highest degree 
  • Names and contact details of three personal references 

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

Senior Facilities Technician - SFT – CS - 22022021


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

Please Note:

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