Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
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:
Adviser, EducationUSA (Delhi)
Basic Functions of the Position:
The incumbent provides accurate, comprehensive and impartial advice on educational opportunities in the U.S. S/He guides students as they research appropriate programs, prepare for standardized tests such as TOEFL, SAT, GMAT, and GRE, identify possible financial aid, and prepare for student visa and departure to the U.S.
The Adviser assists in organizing educational advising programs and special events, makes presentations on U.S. higher education and related topics and contributes to the monthly statistics and reports. The Adviser also serves as a liaison with representatives of U.S. and Indian higher education institutions and high schools. The position is full time (40 hours per week). Extensive travel is required.
Major duties and responsibilities include:
Required Qualifications and Skills:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline; preference for a U.S. University degree.
Experience: Minimum two years of relevant work experience. Work experience in the education sector, teaching and/or advising students on college admissions will be an added advantage.
Knowledge: Higher educational systems of U.S. and India and opportunities for international students in the U.S.
Skills: High level oral and written English communication; Knowledge of U.S. higher education system; Excellent public speaking skills; Advising Skills; Customer Focus; Self driven with strong networking and liaising Skills; Ability to engage with students; Commitment to cross-cultural exchange; Experience in organizing conferences or similar events; Proven ability to work in a team environment; multitasking, creativity and problem solving skills are assets. Fluency in MS Office – Outlook, word, excel, power-point and other presentation tools; database management; adept in Internet based tools and use of social media.
Compensation: Annual salary 7.34 lakh plus benefits of approx. 2.5 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 firstname.lastname@example.org along with detailed CV and a Cover letter explaining how you meet the competency criteria or send a printed copy of these documents to:
United States-India Educational Foundation
12 Hailey Road
New Delhi – 110001
The last date for receiving the completed application forms for the position is April 30, 2018.
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.