1. Academic Adviser
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Direct students to provide them with sources of vocational/technical, career, college, information and work.
- Maintain a library of catalogs, pamphlets and directories from colleges, technical schools and military academies. This information shall include forms, scholarship information, financial aid information, and occupational briefs.
- Provide newsletters and other information to parents/guardians and students that relate to testing dates, college visitation dates, deadlines for filing applications, presentations that are held for career speakers and dates of military recruiter visits.
- Direct students to appropriate Internet sites that will allow students to conduct their own interest inventories and secure information about an array of vocational, career and post high school experiences.
- Organize, interpret and administer interest and achievement testing for students.
- Organize and coordinate the College Fairs.
- Organize and coordinate individual visits from college representatives.
- Initiate contacts with professionals in the community and arrange for students to job shadow.
- Assist outside agencies visiting the school and speaking to groups of interested students. This shall include military, college and technical school representatives and representatives of careers available without post-secondary training.
- Maintain information on institutions that offer scholarships.
- Meet with students prior to and during the registration process, inform the students of classes relative to course selection and assist the administration in the registration and scheduling process.
- Meet with students individually or in groups to discuss credits, courses and entrance exams required by colleges and technical schools.
- Advise students regarding the accuracy and completeness of records and credits and perform periodic credit checks from grades 9 through 12 with an emphasis on the senior year.
- Communicate in writing and/or verbally to parents/guardians of senior students who are deficient in their credit status.
- Coordinate the standardized testing program at the high school and compile and disseminate test results to appropriate personnel, students and parents/guardians.
- Act as a referral agent in the regular education staffing by receiving referrals from staff, making contact with the student and possibly the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) and conducting conferences to determine potential outcomes.
- Provide a link between students and appropriate community resources and outside agencies in Qatar, adolescent day treatment programs, hospital-based counseling programs and Qatar Protective Services.
- Assist students in alternative programs by receiving referrals from administrators, teachers, parents/guardians and students.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree from an accredited college/university.
- Three years teaching experience.
- Must possess teaching license with school counselor endorsement.