University Counselor | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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University Counselor

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 11:45

Position Summary

The successful applicant will be ready to support students and alumni with regards to their professional, academic, and emotional development. The counselor will lead a team in organizing an annual Career Fair for students as well as other career-oriented activities. The counselor will also advise students in academic and career issues. In this role, this position will provide students guidance and assistance in preparing for life after graduation. Data collection and analysis of services provided is necessary.

The counselor will also provide counselling and pyschoeducation to university students on personal, social, educational, and multicultural concerns. The counselor will act as a liaison with faculty, staff, and students in creating and facilitating various self-help groups. If students are under extreme duress, the counselor may provide 1-3 sessions of counseling and then refer the students to outside resources.

This position may provide the opportunity to teach one undergraduate course per semester.

Additional Responsibilities

Career Counselling

  • Lead and implement the annual AUIS Career Fair
    • Develop and implement professional development programming that meet students’ diverse career needs, including workshops on topics such as resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, professional etiquette, major choice, etc.
  • Assist students in small groups with their specific career-related needs
  • Supervise student interns
  • Develop and maintain Career Services website, job board, Facebook page, and other online platforms
  • Coordinate student recruitment for jobs and internships from local and international businesses.
  • Assist the office of University Advancement in professional development programming for alumni
  • Provide graduate school counselling and support to current students and alumni


Group Counselling / Psychoeducation

  • Creation and facilitation of population-specific self-help, and support groups
  • Demonstrations for students and other campus constituents on stress management, conflict resolution, active listening, etc.

Personal Counselling

  • Short-term one on one counselling
  • Referral to outside resources

Academic Counselling

  • Conduct GRE test prep workshops for current students and alumni.
  • Provide group counselling to students currently on Academic Probation


  • Openness to working in a new culture 
  • Openness to work with multidisciplinary teams, practices, and approaches 
  • Openness to working in a higher education environment 
  • Graduation from a CACREP-accredited or an NASP-accredited Master’s program
  • Experience in supporting students dealing with learning disabilities and test-taking anxiety 
  • Proactive attitude and willingness to perform in dynamic environment
  • Experience with the design and implementation of Individual Education Plans