American University of Sharjah

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KG 1 Teacher

The AUS Day Care Center has a full-time position vacant in the KG1 program working with children aged 3-4 years.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Deliver early childhood program to kindergarten students.
  • Prepare, create and design teaching/learning material and activities for the different age groups.
  • The candidate has to be able to instruct students and to create projects/activities that will help them to learn, plan and work together to ensure that every student completely understands the material that has been taught.
  • Prepare children for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects and communicate those objectives to the children.
  • Prepare, administer and grade tests and assignments to evaluate children's progress.
  • Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications Required:

  • Minimum of 3 years Pre School experience
  • Hold either the NNEB diploma, Montessori Certificate, a Certificate in childcare or a Diploma in Early Childhood and Education
  • Excellent communications skills in English, both oral and written

Financial Grants Assistant

The Office of Financial Grants and Scholarships seeks a Financial Grants Assistant to perform as per the following job responsibilities and qualifications.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate excellent customer service and professional demeanor.
  • Respond to a high volume of in-person, email, and telephone inquiries regarding financial grants, Merit Scholarships, Family Tuition Grants, and/or any other AUS scholarships.
  • Collect, evaluate and process all grant/scholarship applications received. Review applications for accuracy and truthfulness.
  • Correspond with applicants regarding file status.
  • Issue all types of letters to students i.e., offer letters, rejection letters, renewal letters, etc.
  • Data entry of all grants/scholarships on Banner.
  • Counsel students on all acceptances and other matters related directly to the students financial grant/ scholarships.
  • Create and maintain files for all students receiving a grant/ scholarship.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager of Financial Grants/Scholarships

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required:

  • Four-year degree or two-year degree with a minimum of three years of experience in the administrative field or other relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent organizational, administrative and time management skills.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as salary certificates and profit & loss/financial statement documents.
  • Must have excellent computer skills.
  • Is flexible, proactive, pleasant, trustworthy and diligent.
  • Good customer relations and problem-solving skills.
  • Works well under pressure.

Clinical Counselor

Position Summary:

Human Resources are seeking to hire a Clinical Counselor who will support the AUS community with personal and or psychological issues via the provision of counseling to students, faculty staff and dependent family members.

The successful candidate will join the existing team of counselors at the University Counseling Center.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Providing individual and group counselling for personal, developmental and interpersonal issues.
  • Providing crises intervention.
  • Developing and providing preventative and psycho-social workshops to raise awareness and develop specialized skills related to areas of identified need within the community.
  • Providing specialized referral guidance to the community.
  • Functioning as an advocate for the awareness and understanding of mental health issues and the positive integration of this into the AUS community.

Qualifications & Skills Required:

  • Master's degree in counselling or psychology.
  • A minimum of 3 years related experience post qualification.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Experience and understanding of counselling a culturally diverse population.
  • Familiarity and understanding of the American Psychological Association code of conduct and ethics.

Student Recruitment Coordinator

Job Summary:

The Office of Enrollment Management is seeking Student Recruitment Coordinator to coordinate and carry out student recruitment campaigns for undergraduate and graduate programs in the UAE and abroad under the supervision of the Director of Student Recruitment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and carry out student recruitment campaigns for undergraduate and graduate programs in the UAE and abroad.
  • Administrate digital student recruitment activities and events.
  • Handle AUS' profile on major Internet-based student recruitment websites.
  • Coordinate and follow-up implementation of media plans in support of student recruitment campaigns.
  • Handle social media campaigns designed for increasing awareness and generating leads.
  • Handle inquiries received by email and telephone, as well as inquiries received on AUS' information services platforms.
  • Deliver introductory presentations in various venues and on various occasions as needed.
  • Represent the Office of Enrollment Management in a wide range of events and activities.
  • Coordinate with AUS' academic and administrative unites on student recruitment events and activities.
  • Conduct initial evaluation of educational credentials submitted by applicants for admission consideration in undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Act as a point of contact for prospective students.
  • Handle walk-in inquiries at the Office of Admissions.

Qualifications & Skills Required:

  • A bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in student recruitment and university admissions.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written (mastery of Arabic, Russian or Chinese is an advantage).
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office.
  • Fair knowledge of CRM systems.
  • Familiarity with information systems used by higher education institutions.
  • Familiarity with e-marketing concepts and techniques.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to travel intensively, especially in GCC and MENA Region.

Application Analyst

Position Summary:

The Department of Information Technology at the American University of Sharjah seeks an Application Analyst to manage and support Ellucian Banner ERP Environment, develop and maintain in-house business applications that extend the current Banner ERP Environment based on user requirements and manage third-party solutions implemented at AUS as assigned.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Gather business requirements and create functional designs with development team to enhance functionality of the ERP application and/or reports.
  • Work with development team in transforming existing in-house administrative forms that uses oracle forms technology to Java Script and HTML5 and PLSQL web applications to Groovy & Grails.
  • Develop operating report, drill-down dashboards and analytics from different data source.
  • Manage ERP and other business applications under MIS as assigned.
  • Ensure business applications and database environment operated in accordance with established security and support best practices.
  • Manage the ongoing operational and functional support for the designated business applications.
  • Facilitate sharing of common data between database and other third party products required for integration.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex technical problems with business applications that include application, database and server problems.
  • Research and evaluate emerging technologies, and recommend appropriate hardware / software resources that may help improve efficiency and effectiveness of technology.
  • Prepare technical documentation, user manuals and develops formal proposals for new systems and modifications to existing systems.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in engineering, computer science, MIS, or similar discipline, or equivalent work experience.
  • Java Certified Professional.
  • 7 or more years of experience in system development life cycle, ERP support and managing team of developers.
  • Server-side Java technology such as Servlets, Java Server Pages, or Grails.
  • Object Oriented design and programming in Java using Java8.
  • Solid understanding of MVC architecture and familiarity with any Java based web application development framework.
  • Experience with database systems such as Oracle and SQL and any Java persistence framework.
  • Experience in several of the following technologies: Java, Groovy, Grails, Spring, Hibernate, jQuery, JSP, JavaScript, AJAX, HTML5, CSS3, JSON, BackboneJS, AngularJS.
  • Experience with Responsive Design.
  • Experience with Oracle Forms and Reports Development.
  • High level of proficiency in all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC), relational databases preferably Oracle, SQL & PLSQL scripting.
  • Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux & Windows.
  • Experience with Oracle Application Server.
  • Experience with web servers like Apache Tomcat and IIS.
  • Experience with GIT/subversion version control system.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize your workload in order to deliver high quality work products on time with minimal direction.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Good problem solving, troubleshooting and customer service skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to work with both technical and non-technical users.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in engineering, computer science, MIS, or similar discipline, or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience working with the technologies: Java, Groovy, Grails, Spring, Hibernate, jQuery, JSP, JavaScript, AJAX, HTML5, CSS3, JSON, BackboneJS, AngularJS.
  • IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) V3 Foundations.
  • Java Certified Professional.
  • General knowledge of Oracle Forms and Reports development.
  • Knowledge and experience with Ellucian products in higher education.

Electrician

The Electrician is to monitor and maintain the electrical services in the academic area. Responsible for attending service calls, regular maintenance, electrical installation, troubleshooting and repair work, and providing support services to events, coordinating and supervision of subcontractors for annual maintenance contractors, and special projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain switchgear and associated control systems
  • Analyse and identify defects, troubleshoot and rectify defects to keep the LV Power distribution system in optimum performance
  • Check and ensure proper operation of MDBs, SMDBs, MCCs, capacitor banks, DBs as per preventive maintenance plan
  • Check and ensure proper operation of motor starters, controllers, VFDs and control systems
  • Check and ensure proper operation of LCP panels, presence detectors, lighting controllers, timers, relays
  • Checks and ensure proper operation of generators, generator control panels, ATSs & synchronizing panels
  • Carryout daily routine checks and repairs of all electrical permanent installation and reports any deficiencies, backlogs and faults
  • Prepare and update panel load schedules/drawings, log books, etc.
  • Replacing fused tube lights, neon bulbs, defective ballasts and repairing luminaires
  • Replacing small power sockets, industrial plugs, fuses, breakers, wiring and maintaining continuity of power
  • Repairing and maintaining projector type flood lights on roofs and perimeter of the buildings, wall wash lights, column lights including connections and timer adjustment
  • Replacing fused bulbs, defective ballasts, chokes, igniters and repairing luminaires
  • Electrical installation as per BS7671. Cabling, installing containment, installing, luminaires, socket outlets, DBs, starters
  • Carrying out live/dead tests, functional test of electrical circuits and equipment
  • Carrying out switching operations, providing shut down and safe energization of electrical installations
  • Carrying out the lockout/tag out and following the permit to work system
  • Carrying out testing and commissioning of LV Panels, MCCs, DBs, LCPs etc.
  • Carryout inspections of electrical installations in special projects
  • Supervise subcontractors caring out electrical installation works in special projects
  • Attend to the work requests through Agility System as allocated by the foreman/engineer
  • Perform other duties as directed by the foreman/engineer

Qualifications & Skills Required:

  • 3 year Technical Diploma in Technology
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in UAE or 7 years' experience in GCC countries. Total experience of 10 years or more which includes minimum 3 years' experience in maintenance of electrical services.
  • Fair knowledge in English is a must (written and spoken).
  • Age: Should be below 50 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of BMS and controls
  • Basic understanding of computer
  • UAE driving license

Document Controller

The document controller serves as primary contact for the Project Management Office at AUS. The document controller is the core of information management system in PMO. He/she schedules meetings, take minutes of construction and weekly meetings. It is the role of the document controller to receive and process reimbursement and payment requests, as well as provide administrative assistance to engineers and architects for the PMO Office. The document controller raises and monitors requests on Banner with appropriate approval and also maintains office supplies and equipment. The document controller has an important role corresponding and handling sensitive/confidential information requiring a high level of discretion. He/she must have exceptional organizational skills to be effective in executing day-to-day functions and needs strong organizational skills to file and retrieve records of the building blueprint, building permits, projects documents and contract agreement with ease.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs wide range of administration duties, including entering and tracking requisitions in Banner; receiving calls and general inquiries and directing to appropriate staff; coordinating time sheets, purchase requests, shipments and mail deliveries
  • Coordinates repair of office equipment and related activities such as: room reservations, call center, IT departments, required stationery, etc.  
  • Answers telephones and transfer messages to appropriate staff member 
  • Creates and modifies documents using Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Prepares agendas and take minutes of meetings
  • Performs general duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, mailing, and filing and updating records
  • Enters requisitions on banner (Oracle)
  • Carries out other relevant assignments delegated by the supervisor
  • Filling up administrative work for other departments whenever needed
  • Keeps track of projects and ensures that tracking record is updated
  • Conducts regular review audits to ensure information on all records is accurate and up to date

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university, three to four years related experience or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Five years plus of relevant experience in document controlling and administration
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • High level of customer service focus, excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated skill in handling appropriate telephone and email protocol
  • Demonstrated computer competency including knowledge of MS Office Suite 
  • Efficient organizational, administrative and time management skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of Oracle

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names of three references to recruitment@aus.edu.  The position applied for should be mentioned in the email subject line.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applicants who do not meet specified requirements will not be shortlisted.

    AUS alumni are encouraged to apply for these positions.

    This company is an equal opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with us depends solely upon your qualifications.

    NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: AUS complies with the US Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. During the interview process, you may be asked questions concerning your ability to perform job-related functions. If you are given a conditional offer of employment, you may be required to complete a post-job offer medical history questionnaire and undergo a medical examination, and all information will be kept confidential and in separate files.

    Postal:
    American University of Sharjah, Human Resources
    PO Box 26666, Sharjah, UAE, Fax: +971 6 515 2139