The Kuwait Cultural Office Los Angeles, the scholarship division of the Consulate General of the State of Kuwait, is currently seeking to fill multiple academic advisor positions. Successful candidates should have previous experience with academic advising; preferably with international students.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
Responding to and or initiating inquires to various sponsoring agencies in Kuwait
Ensuring that students are fulfilling the requirements of their government scholarship alongside the guidelines of their Universities
Evaluating and tracking student documents (transcript, verification of enrollment, I-20s, passport, bank accounts, and study plan)
Responding to all student, University and government inquires
Reviewing, tracking and authorizing accounting issues (student salaries, tuition payments, reimbursements, overpayments, deductions, and repayment from students)
Bachelor’s Degree in international or higher education or in a related field.
Demonstrated ability to communicate patiently, sensitively, and effectively in cross-cultural scenarios.
Theoretical and operational knowledge of university policies and procedures.
Must have 3-5 years work experience in higher education setting, preferably in academic advising for university students
Proven track record in customer service
Dedication to international populations and proven ability to sincerely work for their success
Significant international experience that may include studying, living or working abroad, or interacting with international students
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Demonstrated experience as part of a team and service oriented work environment
Preference will be given to candidates living in Los Angeles area
Established in 2008 with the distinct purpo se of supporting Kuwaiti scholars studying in the western portion of the United States, the Kuwait Cultural Office Los Angeles works to promote the higher education plans and strategies of the Kuwaiti government through placement and advising. Each respective department, Undergraduate and Graduate, Placement and University Outreach, Authentication and Pr...ogram Evaluation, has distinct aims for the advancement of the Office and the students it represents. The dedicated individuals who have the privilege of working for the Kuwait Cultural Office make it their goal to facilitate the academic success of Kuwaiti students and to promote the educational objective of the Ministry of Higher Education and the State of Kuwait. As the Cultural Office continues to focus on increasing the academic options for Kuwaiti students in the United States, below please find descriptions of the departments aligned with that process.