Staff Positions

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: IT

Scope and Purposes:

Performs with limited supervision. Work involves assisting in the design, production, and preparation of audio/visual materials using videography, audio, and video equipment. Uses initiative and independent judgment to solve complex audio-visual issues.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (not all inclusive)

  • Install, configure, monitor, maintain and troubleshoot audio-visual equipment.
  • Maintain the inventory of audio-visual equipment; handle check-in and check-out of multimedia equipment.
  • Provide technical support for events.
  • Maintain and service all forms of multimedia equipment.
  • Provide on-site support and troubleshoot all multimedia equipment:
    • Audio systems
    • Projectors
    • DVD & video players
    • Connectivity between multimedia devices
    • Audio/video wiring system on campus
  • Provide quality assurance of sound and lighting systems prior to events and/or classes.
  • Set-up and operate the portable audio-visual systems both indoors and outdoors.
  • Maintain files of specifications and catalogs.
  • Coordinate teleconference programs including scheduling, setting up equipment, and copying handouts.
  • Assist in production planning, which includes locating videography sites, scheduling of studio facilities, and planning travel for the production crew.
  • Perform related work as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field is preferred.

Experience:
  • Two years’ experience with audio-visual equipment and production, preferable AV experience in higher education.

Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of principles related to multimedia production activities including audio, video, and photography.
  • Skill in repairing, maintaining, and testing audio-visual equipment.
  • History of working with AV cabling.
  • MS Office experience required.
  • Experience working and configuring videoconferencing sites.

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:

Multimedia Equipment Technician - MET - IT - 26042021 

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: Campus Services Director

Scope and Purposes:

Responsible for the daily operations of the control room. Main scope involves ensuring all equipment and operators are working well and performing to the best of their abilities. Ensure compliance with policies and procedures and the safety and security of the whole campus.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (not all inclusive)

  • Provide a full security control room operation in a 24-hour response environment, utilizing and operating all the systems within the control room, ensuring that all requests for assistance are attended too and that all electronic systems are operating to their optimum.
  • Ensure smooth/uninterrupted operations of CCTV and other electronic surveillance/alarm systems. 
  • Operate, monitor, evaluate and maintain CCTV systems and allied surveillance alarm devices; comprising over 326 cameras ensuring visual images are always to necessary standards.
  • Inform/alert any potential problem detected through the CCTV or electronic surveillance systems.
  • Train new staff on the operation and manning of electronic surveillance/alarm equipment. 
  • Ensure safe custody and serviceability of the CCTV and allied electronic equipment installed in the control room.
  • Monitor radio communication, attend to telephone calls and log-in all important events.
  • Maintain video recording of the monitoring station.
  • Prepare and subsequently monitor the electronic security sections and prepare needed reports regarding the control room.
  • Manage the access control project and related ID issues.
  • Manage the key control system and related key distribution to the campus community.
  • Plan, assign, review, and evaluate the work of assigned staff.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree related to technology.
  • First aid training and/or certification.

Experience:
  • Minimum of 5-years’ experience in control room operations.
  • Experience in performance evaluation, employee training and discipline. 
  • Experience in agency regulations, policies, statutes, office administrative processes and procedures. 
  • Experience in safety, security, and first aid policies and procedures.

Skills:
  • High computer competence.
  • Strong supervision developing team skills and managerial skills.
  • Strong records management skills. 
  • Strong writing and reading skills in English and Arabic. 
  • Reading and explaining laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.  
  • Accurately observing and recording any misbehavior.
  • Preparing clear and concise written incident reports. 
  • Determining and executing proper course of action under emergent conditions. 
  • Using initiative and independent judgement within established policy guidelines. 
  • Strong communication skills.

Working Conditions:
Ability to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment; ability to remain seated for extended periods of time; communicate in-person or over the telephone; ability to ascend/descend flight(s) of stairs and flexibility in working hours.

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:

Control Room Superintendent - CRS - 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.

Reports to: Campus Services Director

Scope and Purposes:
Safety & security coordinator handles all security and safety responsibilities at the American University of Kuwait, such as access to buildings and grounds, identifying the factors of safety and security, and finding ways of managing them through technical, operational, and procedural safeguards/procedures. The person will oversee and coordinate safety and security efforts across the AUK campus.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (not all inclusive)

  • Secure the campus buildings and facilities around the clock.
  • Familiarize with the policies and procedures of the University, development of safety and security policies and procedures, and provide information and assistance to faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
  • Available after regular hours via AUK-provided mobile phone and as necessary, in person, helps members of the University community who may need emergency assistance at any time.
  • Respond and act quickly to fire, health, and safety issues.
  • Observe students and enforce control when necessary.
  • Report to campus services director any irregularities, security breaches, safety hazards, and emergency situations, and prepare incident reports and referrals promptly within 24 hours of an incident.
  • Liaise with fire-brigade, police, and other government offices when necessary, ensure implementation of safety and security procedures in accordance with guidelines from state or regulatory authorities and conduct periodic safety drills for all campus occupants.
  • Supervise security staff on the campus and maintain daily record of security activities, attend meetings, and perform any other jobs as assigned.‚Äč

Qualifications:
  • Diploma or higher.
  • First aid training and/or certification.

Experience:
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a security officer, or a comparable position (eg. military, police, etc.) of which 2 years should be as a team leader. 

Skills:
  • Strong emotional intelligence skills.
  • Ability to interact diplomatically. 
  • Very strong communication skills.
  • Skilled in all safety & security equipment and procedures. 
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft applications.
  • Verbal communication skills (bilingual – Arabic and English). 
  • Writing skills in English and Arabic.

Other comments for consideration:
  • The ability to work beyond normal working hours. 
  • The ability to respond quickly when assistance is requested. 
  • The ability to control the University environment. 
  • The ability to prepare reports on Microsoft applications.
  • The ability to maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, law enforcement agencies, and the public. 

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:

Safety & Security Coordinator - SSC - 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.

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.