Coordinator, EducationUSA (Chennai)

United States–India Educational Foundation, Chennai, India

Skill Required:, Education Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th December, 2019


Job Description

The United States–India Educational Foundation (USIEF), established in 1950, promotes educational exchange between the U.S. and India. USIEF activities are described on www.usief.org.in. USIEF seeks result-oriented candidates with professional experience and a desire to excel in the following position:

Basic Functions of the position

Under the supervision of the Regional Officer, the Advising Coordinator provides information to the targeted audience on U.S. higher education. The coordinator conducts outreach programs to promote USIEF visibility across Southern India. She/he is responsible for counseling and advising students, and test administration. The position is full time (40 hours per week) and will require travel.

The incumbent’s major duties and responsibilities include:

  • Information Provision – Provide prospective students in India accurate, comprehensive, and current information on higher education in the U.S. in person, via e-mail, telephone, notice boards and internet-based tools.
  • Counseling and Advising – Advise students through periodic group sessions and individual consultations on all aspects of the U.S. college/university admission process, including information on U.S. admissions tests, financial aid, student visas and arrival in the U.S.
  • Test Preparation and Administration – Guide students to the books/e-resources available in the EducationUSA library as they research educational programs in the U.S., and to prepare for standardized tests such as the TOEFL, SAT, GMAT, and GRE. Assist in the actual administration – proctoring, invigilation, checking student credentials, ensuring test center validity and allied responsibilities as per the College Board/Educational Testing Services’ guidelines of the relevant standardized test being administered at the EducationUSA Center.
  • Outreach on U.S. Higher Education - Develop and deliver an agreed number of educational advising programs aimed at raising awareness about U.S. higher education across Southern India from planning through to reports and evaluation. Programs will be determined by the needs of the target audience and will include participation in education/career fairs, seminars, book fairs, workshops and public talks at high schools, colleges/universities and other relevant public forums. This would also include support to visiting U.S. institutions for their programs at the EducationUSA Center and at high schools/colleges in the region.
  • Networking: Develop and maintain contacts at schools and colleges in the region for the purpose of coordinating outreach activities.
  • Database: Contribute to the data entry and maintenance of records related to the Center statistics and various student databases.
  • Information Desk: Manage the information desk/front desk and handle routine tasks such as attestation services and general enquiries.
  • Research - To maintain and update his or her own knowledge of the higher education scenario in the United States and in India. Survey the market to locate new books and software resources. Participate and learn from relevant training opportunities provided.
  • Social and electronic media: Maintain and update social and electronic media messages and profile, in consultation with senior management. Should also be capable of handling Facebook chats and regular posts independently keeping in line with the organizational communication policies.

Any other responsibility as assigned by the Regional Officer.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience: Minimum two - three years relevant experience in higher education sector. Experience in a multicultural environment in an educational institution or NGO
  • Knowledge Required: Business ethics; Higher education sector of India and US; Advising Aides
  • Skills: High Level Oral and Written English Communication; Advising Skills; Customer Focus; Networking and Liaising Skills; Facilitation and public speaking Skills; Ability to Engage with Students.
  • Compensation: Annual salary Rs. 6.90 lakh plus benefits of approx. 3.3 lakh.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should complete the USIEF EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION FORM(downloadable from http://www.usief.org.in/uploadip/usief_employment_application_form.doc) and e-mail as word attachment to careers@usief.org.in along with detailed CV and a Cover letter explaining how you meet the competency criteria or send a printed copy of these documents to:

  • Manager HR
  • United States-India Educational Foundation
  • 12 Hailey Road
  • New Delhi – 110001

The last date for receiving the completed application forms for the position is December 09, 2019.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Queries regarding application status will not be entertained.

Only applications completed on the USIEF Employment Application Form along with detailed CV and Cover letter will be considered.


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